Clash Poll: How Did Shakira And JLo’s Halftime Show Compare Against Others?

Written by Wes Walker on February 3, 2020

Was it high-energy fun, or did the crotch grabs and stripper poles cross a line?

Halftime shows have been a thorn in the side of Superbowl event organizers for some time now.

Sometimes they’re in the news because of what happens DURING the performance — like the infamous ‘wardrobe malfunction’ that left Janet Jackson’s tata swinging in the breeze, or the not-too-subtle BLM message sent by Beyonce in 2016.

Other times, it’s been the inability to find a good act, with artists turning down the opportunity for various reasons.

And some others just flopped completely.

With the Superbowl being held in Miami, going with Shakira and JLo fits with the local culture, including their ability to sing both in English and Spanish. And that’s who they went with.

As someone who has lived in South Florida, musically, the uptempo energy of the Latin beats were (as the kids say) ‘pure fire’ and fit perfectly with a Miami party atmosphere. That wasn’t the part that left some people scratching their heads.

It was the performance itself.

Trump haters were expecting the Right to object over ‘race’.

Those who had a problem with it didn’t object to ‘race’ so much as ‘too racy’.

Even the head of the FCC was a wee bit concerned about the halftime show…

JLo’s stripper pole, for example, got some people asking questions:

This tweet has all sorts of awkward.

 

A few tried to make this about some sort of a political message, veiled or otherwise. But for the most part, it was just a couple of Latina musicians playing the songs that made them famous.

What did our readers think about the halftime show?

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