Many people have voiced their displeasure with the Super Bowl halftime show, which featured Jennifer Lopez and Shakira. Some have called it inappropriate for young viewers, while many others, including Lopez herself, have thought it was more about female empowerment.
Regardless of your opinion on it, one person has decided to take things to a whole new level.
Right wing and Christian activist Dave Daubenmire said on his podcast this week that he wants to sue the NFL for allowing the show to go on.
“I think we ought to sue,” he said on his podcast, Pass the Salt. “Would that halftime show, would that have been rated PG? Were there any warnings that your 12-year-old son — whose hormones are just starting to operate — was there any warning that what he was going to see might cause him to get sexually excited?”
“I think we ought to go sit down in a courtroom and present this as evidence of how whoever [is behind the halftime show] is keeping me from getting into the kingdom of Heaven,” he said with a straight face.
“Could I go into a courtroom and say, ‘Viewing what you put on that screen put me in danger of hellfire?’ Could the court say, ‘That doesn’t apply here because the right to [make] porn overrides your right to [not] watch it?’ Yeah, well, you didn’t tell me I was gonna watch it! You just brought it into my living room. You didn’t tell me there were gonna be crotch shots! That’s discriminatory against the value I have in my house. You can’t just do that.”
Lopez has no time for the haters, and celebrated the performance during a postgame yacht party.
“I was happy to stand up there with Shakira — two Latin women, two women, two working moms who did one of the best Super Bowls of all time,” she said. “Whether they said it or not, that’s how it felt to me.”
“I am grateful to all of you. I know how special it is to go out there and hold up and American flag and hold up a Puerto Rican flag and have my daughter sing with me,” she continued, “and to represent women and single moms and working moms and say, ‘This is what you can do. You can do anything you want to do.’
“That’s what I want to teach my daughters, and that’s what I want them to see, and that’s who I want them to become — strong, independent women who speak up for themselves,” Lopez said.
“The message tonight was you can use your voice. Get loud. Speak up. Stand up for yourself. Just have the strength — sometimes women lack the strength to really be the best for themselves — and that what I wanted to put out there tonight.”