When the Mercedes-Benz Superdome lost power during Super Bowl XLVII, critics lovingly blamed Beyonce’s electrifying halftime performance. However, as PETA criticized her sartorial choices, a number of angry viewers complained to the Federal Communications Commission of how Beyonce’s gyrating ruined and tainted their otherwise family-friendly evening of football.
As Deadspin discovered, nearly all of the 48 complaints to the FCC targeted Beyonce’s dancing. Some compared her to a stripper, because she “opened her legs multiple times right in the cameras so we could see her crotch in tight leather undergarments.” Others cited how young their children were, their ages ranging from 9 to 17 — in any case, too young to “wallow in the dregs of carnality,” according to one complaint.
“I am pretty sure I saw more sexual gyrations and motions than I see in most rated R movies,” another said.