Some of the nearly 119 million viewers who tuned in to the Super Bowl LVII halftime show were apparently not satisfied with what they saw.
The Federal Communications Commission received more than 100 complaints after the big game, many related to a performance by pop and R&B singer Rihanna. Some viewers claimed the show was «overtly sexual» in nature, TMZ reported.
Others believed that some of the dance moves «were patently offensive and completely inappropriate for children.»
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One Utah viewer reportedly wrote that «this year the halftime show was so indecent I had to turn the TV off because of the pornographic content.»
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Others simply took to Twitter to voice their criticism, including wrestler Bill Goldberg, who called the show «fucking awful.»
Comments on the 34-year-old’s performance were not entirely critical. Several well-known athletes said they enjoyed the show.
Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James shared a tweet that read: «Rih has so many great songs!!!»
US women’s national soccer team player Alex Morgan and recently retired NFL defensive end JJ Watt also applauded Rihanna’s performance.
NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal also came to Rihanna’s defense.
«All the people who disrespect my Rihanna, shut the fuck up. Shut up,» she said on «The Big Podcast.» «I was there. It was beautiful. She did a great job. I didn’t know she was pregnant until she broke down, but leave this lady alone… You did a great job. I love you.»
More than 113 million viewers tuned in on FOX’s television and digital properties, representing the highest viewership for a Super Bowl in six years.
But Rihanna’s halftime show averaged 118.7 million viewers, according to FOX Sports Public Relations. The figure represents an increase of 15% compared to last year’s fair.
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Spectators watched the Chiefs’ exciting comeback win over the Eagles. The victory gave the Chiefs their second Lombardi Trophy in four seasons.