Here Are Some of the FCC Complaints About Rihanna’s Super Bowl Halftime Performance
Rihanna’s Super Bowl Halftime Performance only resulted in 103 complaints to the FCC, which seems low, especially given what seemed like MASSIVE social media outrage!
To put that in perspective, there were 110 million people who watched it, or 0.000093636% of people watching. I feel like a random lounge singer would have garnered equal complaint numbers, but I digress.
Not surprisingly, those who did complain thought the performance, and the song lyrics, were too sexual.
One person said, quote, “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?”
Another said, quote, “This year the halftime show was so indecent I had to turn off the TV because of the pornographic content.”
Rihanna didn’t do a lot of dancing herself, since she was pregnant. But at least one person didn’t like what they saw from her. This person said, “She spread her [butt] cheek at the crack. She rubbed her pants where her [privates] were (sic) three times.”
I don’t know, it all seemed pretty tame to me. Sure, her hand went some places, but she was fully clothed, her dancers were fully clothes and she barely moved, so really, not that bad.
For what it’s worth, the Janet Jackson / Justin Timberlake wardrobe malfunction in 2004 generated 540,000 complaints.
It was just announced yesterday that Rihanna will be bringing her “porn” to the Academy Awards on March 12th.
Her track “Lift Me Up” from “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” is nominated for Best Original Song.