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South Georgia residents file FCC complaints about Super Bowl halftime show

Posted at 11:53 AM, Feb 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-27 11:53:50-05

(WTXL) — This year's Super Bowl LIV halftime show featuring performances by Jennifer Lopez and Shakira drew thousands of complaints, including a few from some unhappy onlookers in our area.

According to WFAA, more than 1,300 complaints were filed with the Federal Communications Commission following the Feb. 2 show. WFAA was the first outlet to obtain the records.

Complaints came in from every state in America but Vermont, with Texas leading the pack in number of complaints filed.

In our local area, everyone in Florida seemed to be okay with it. But in Georgia, the response was less than positive.

"The half time program was appalling... This is not acceptable for prime time TV. They all need to be fined heavily, from performers, NFL, Pepsi and anyone who promoted," said one person from Tifton, Georgia.

Another viewer in Thomasville wrote that the "dirty dancing" in the show was shocking.

"I was shocked at what was allowed during the halftime show for the Super Bowl. Not for sure if crotch shots, pole dancing, dirty dancing....etc, is what is considered family appropriate tv. Thanks for your review," the viewer wrote.

Even if you file a complaint, it doesn't guarantee that action will be taken against the broadcaster being targeted in the complaint.

To read all of the complaints, click here.