Home » FCC receives more than 100 complaints about Rihanna’s Super Bowl performance, calling it rude, obscene

FCC receives more than 100 complaints about Rihanna’s Super Bowl performance, calling it rude, obscene

by The Grio

Rihanna’s Super Bowl LVII halftime performance attracted more than 100 complaints to the Federal Communications Commission.

The FCC, which oversees interstate and international communications via cable, radio, television, satellite and wire, received 103 formal complaints regarding the NFL championship game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles. Most were related to Rihanna’s performance, according to The Los Angeles Times.

“The performance was very over sexualized,” a viewer from Lone Tree, Colorodo, wrote, The Times reported, “and there were many instances where Rihanna had her background dancers doing very explicit dances.”

Rihanna — born Robyn Rihanna Fenty — sang a medley of her hits during the highly anticipated performance, including “Only Girl (In The World,” “B— Better Have My Money,” “We Found Love,” “Where Have You Been” and “Work.” 

Four of the numbers performed “were about sex,” the Lone Tree complainant added, according to The Times. “This is supposed to be a family friendly show but we look at this and wish we were given a heads up for explicit content prior so we could get our child out of the room.”

While she did not dance much — a decision many people attributed to her expecting her second child with boyfriend A$AP Rocky — complainants compared her “rude” and “obscene” white-clad background dancers to sperm, clouds and pillows.

According to the complaints list released on the FCC website, a small portion of the football game’s viewers — 113.1 million on average but 118.7 million for halftime — compared Rihanna’s performance to pornography and lamented the erosion of decency.

“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,” a viewer from Antioch, California, asserted, The Times reported. “Where has…

Read the full article here

Have information to send to Urban New Now? Contact our reporters. Advertising inquiries? Contact us. Opinions? Email us.

You may also like

About Us

Urban News Now is your number one website for the latest news affecting the Black community. Follow us now to get the news and updates that matters to you.

Feature Articles

Subscribe to our newsletter to get the latest news and updates. Let's stay updated!

Copyright © 2023 Urban News Now – All Right Reserved

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More