This year FOX decided to ban pro-life ads and gun rights ads from their Super Bowl broadcast.
They were too controversial.
Pro-life advocates with the new Faces of Choice organization said they waited at least six months for an answer from FOX about their ad – and then were denied the opportunity to air their message during the Super Bowl.
But during the Super Bowl halftime show Jennifer Lopez and Shakira were flashing tongues and crotch shots on national TV. Jennifer Lopez flashed the Puerto Rican flag (US flag on the opposite side). Then flashed her crotch. Then grabbed her crotch.
…and the stage was shaped like ♀
J-LO. ICONIC. #PepsiHalftime #SBLIV @jlo
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— NFL (@NFL) February 3, 2020
And besides, they had a controversial message of their own they wanted to get out and it wasn’t conservative. Aside from the sexual exploitation from Shakira and J-Lo, the halftime show featured several children crawl out of cages as the song Born in the U.S.A. pulsated throughout the stadium.
HOW IS NO ONE TALKING ABOUT THIS POWERFUL YET SUBTLE STATEMENT #PepsiHalftime pic.twitter.com/NJiD2lxmXn
— lyam (@luthorswift) February 3, 2020
Jennifer Lopez’s 11-year-old daughter, Emme Maribel Muniz, was one of the kids who crawled out of her cage and then joined her mother in singing. Emme also sang her mother’s hit song, Let’s Get Loud during the cage scene. “The other kids eventually joined Emme onstage and surrounded her as a backing choir, all in white sweatshirts with rhinestone American flags emblazoned across the front,” Billboard reported.
The display of children in cages, could be a reference to the Department of Homeland Security policy of separating children at the border from their parents and putting them in areas sectioned off by expanded metal fences – a policy created before President Trump although he is blamed for it.
“In June 2018, President Trump signed an executive order to end child separation at the border, but the apprehension of family units at the border have increased since then,” Breitbart’s Charlie Spiering reported.
“Lopez and Shakira were recruited for the show by Jay Z shortly after he announced he would be partnering with the NFL on social justice efforts and helping it ‘enhance’ its entertainment offerings last year,” the Hill reported. “At the time, the league had been getting push back from numerous celebrities, like Rihanna and Cardi B, and fans who were upset with how former NFL player Colin Kaepernick was treated by the league following his on-field protests.” Jay-Z and Beyonce were seen sitting during the national anthem at the Super Bowl.
Evangelist Franklin Graham said he was disappointed in Pepsi and the NFL because the Super Bowl halftime performance “showed young girls that sexual exploitation of women is okay.”
Kansas City would defeat San Francisco 31-20, overcoming a 20-10 deficit with less than 7 minutes in the game.