Jennifer Lopez and Shakira delivered a memorable halftime show at this year’s Super Bowl. At times it even seemed that people were talking about it more than the game itself. However, the opinions were very mixed.
While some applauded the multi-platinum-selling superstars for their singing and stage presence, others despised the performance calling it overly-sexualized.
Regardless of where you stand on the issue, there’s one aspect of the show we can all agree on. People have posted quite a few hilarious reactions to it. Especially parents. Everything began with a Facebook post by Meridith Masony. After she explained what it was like to watch the broadcast that featured pole dancing with her 14-year-old, other moms and dads responded with their own confessions.
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Interestingly, Shakira and Jennifer Lopez didn’t actually make any money. Instead, the pop divas will be paid “union scale,” which is only “a fraction of the six- and seven-figure sums” they regularly rake in. And it isn’t unusual. Most Super Bowl halftime performers, including Maroon 5 and Travis Scott, have essentially worked for free.
But this doesn’t mean that the NFL is simply being cheap. According to Forbes, the organization spends about $10 million in production costs, giving the singers a chance to advertise their work in front of more than 100 million people.
“The halftime show at the Super Bowl remains a highly coveted spot for many artists,” entertainment attorney Lori Landew of Fox Rothschild told Forbes. “Some of those artists do not see their appearance as a political statement, nor do they see the show as a cultural battleground, but rather view their live performance as an opportunity to entertain an enthusiastic crowd and to share their music and their talent with millions of viewers.”
And by the looks of it, it’s already working. Not only the media is buzzing. People on social media are discussing every second of the show as well.