Open Post: Hosted By People Complaining About Rihanna’s Halftime Show Being Too Sexy
Every year, the Superbowl causes some kind of non-troversy with some people. JLo could be wearing a nun’s habit singing Ave Maria, and a certain subset of viewers would complain that her ankles were too visible, causing children to devote themselves to Satan immediately. This year, Rihanna is on the receiving end of FCC complaints, with most people complaining that her show was too sexy with “pornographic” content. I guess I missed the part where RiRi took part in a live 16-man orgy!
RiRi’s big comeback moment was met with sort of mixed reviews. She didn’t move all that much, but I guess we can’t expect flips and stunts from a heavily pregnant woman. Many were just glad that she sang a medley of her hits for 13 minutes for free on live TV. Others were less impressed, and since they couldn’t complain that she was showing too much skin, they complained that the performance was over-sexualized. Aww, Rihanna’s fetus is officially part of its first scandal! via TMZ:
Rihanna’s halftime performance at Super Bowl LVII caused a ton of outrage for folks watching on TV … they flooded the FCC with complaints, saying her set was too big on sex.
The overall takeaway from the folks who felt compelled to complain about Rihanna to the feds … the lyrics and choreography were way too sexualized, with some viewers even comparing it to porn.
TMZ obtained the 103 complaints made to the Federal Communications Commission — a U.S. government agency that regulates television — regarding this month’s Super Bowl broadcast … and almost all of them had to do with RiRi’s halftime show.
One viewer in California even compared Rihanna’s set to Kim Petras and Sam Smith’s performance at the Grammys, writing … “I don’t care what someone worships but children shouldn’t be exposed to pornography and as an adult I don’t wish to see it … Where has decency gone? How about respect for others and self?”
If you don’t recall her performance here’s a short clip of RiRi and her dancers getting disrepectful on stage!
“When I'm with you, all I get is wild thoughts”https://t.co/iRY2u9XTDI@Rihanna@AppleMusic Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show@NFL@NFLonFOX#SBLVII#Rihanna pic.twitter.com/MKvx0x6rHp
— Roc Nation (@RocNation) February 14, 2023
Most of the complaints are very “Won’t somebody PLEASE think of the children?!” Here are some more complaints. via Rolling Stone:
“On top of all this 4 of the songs she chose to sing were about sex. This is supposed to be a family friendly show…”
“Perpetual air humping and glorifying being a stripper isn’t child friendly for the Super Bowl.”
“Can we please have a half time show where the artist doesn’t grab their crotch or try to dry hump the lead singer. I really don’t want to see 30 back up dancers doing pelvic thrusts. Ew. Also, twerking should rank up there with the F bomb.”
“I only tuned in for that piece because my wife wanted to see what the half-time show was like (I DVR’d the game). And I did not watch any more. That was more than enough for me in just the 20 seconds I watched it… I truly hope the NFL will rise above the current culture’s disastrous vision for the future and take a stand for more virtuous and family-friendly productions. And, if they don’t, the FCC will do something about it. Our young people get bombarded on all fronts with all kinds of negativity and vulgarity; they don’t need it from America’s most beloved sport as well.”
However, there’s one that really takes the “too sexy” complaints to new unseen levels.
When RiRi did manage some dance moves, they drew complaints too … with one viewer in Florida complaining, “She spread her ass cheek at the crack. She rubbed her pants where her labia were three times.”
Sir or Ma’am, please keep this potty talk to yourself! I feel like I’ve just read some smut against my will. What has happened to America when even our complaints about indecency have become too indecent!? Someone call the FCC on this person’s FCC complaint! My pure eyes cannot handle the obscenity!