A Response To Criticism On J.Lo and Shakira’s Super Bowl Performance

A psychotherapist and marriage and relationship expert, weighs in on the backlash against the Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show performance.

There’s no denying that Jennifer Lopez and Shakira brought the ~heat~ to the Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show.

Shakira kicked off the performance in a bright red two-piece dress with some serious “Hips Don’t Lie” dance moves. Then J. Lo brought back the ’90s with “Jenny from the Block”, “Get Right”, and “Waiting for Tonight” while donning a sexy leather look. The 50-year-old superstar even brought a very special guest, her 11-year-old daughter Emme, to perform with her during the show.


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Together, the two pop stars put on a show to remember, honoring their heritage while showing off their talents and unparalleled athleticism.

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The Response to Shakira and J. Lo’s Super Bowl Halftime Show

Unsurprisingly, most people on Twitter loved the iconic performance. Specifically, many people appreciated how well both Shakira and J. Lo represented their Latina cultures. “The Latino community was represented proudly tonight by two queens and we love that,” tweeted one person. Others said the performance symbolized girl power and did its part in bringing women of color together.

On another note, some fans took to social media to remind everyone that age really is just a number—and that J. Lo and Shakira proved that sentiment better than anyone during their Super Bowl Halftime Show performance. “One is 43 and the other is 50. One word: QUEENS,” tweeted one person.


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“What a show of talent, strength, athleticism, and beauty,” added another. “I’m so happy for both of them and their fans, who have waited a long time to see them conquer the world.”

The Backlash Against Shakira and J. Lo’s Super Bowl Halftime Show

What would the Super Bowl be without some controversy? Despite the outpouring of praise for Shakira and J. Lo’s Super Bowl Halftime Show performance, several Twitter users felt the show was “inappropriate,” “overly sexualized,” and “not family-friendly.”

“I am embarrassed for my kids to watch this halftime show,” tweeted one person. “Stripper poles, crotch, and rear end shots…no dignity.”

A similar tweet read: “The show was beyond vulgar and having stripper pole dancing, crotch grabbing and rolling on the stage half naked being brought into living rooms across America filled with families and children is abhorrent! The Super Bowl is for everyone and should not be rated XXX.”



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Some people also argued that the show wasn’t empowering to women, suggesting that it was more of a “setback” to feminism than anything else. One person even tweeted that the performance was “showing young girls that sexual exploitation of women is okay.”

“With the exploitation of women on the rise worldwide, instead of lowering the standards, we as a society should be raising it,” he wrote.

Another person felt that Shakira and J. Lo’s performance was “trashy” and “hypocritical.”

“The feminists scream about respecting women then they objectify women with their trashy low class ‘dancing’,” continued the tweet.

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