We knew people were angry about Beyoncé’s Super Bowl 50 halftime show performance and planned to complain to the FCC, but thanks to an open records request filed by SB Nation we now know just how angry they were!
The complaints vary in topics including criticism over Beyoncé’s lyrics, her choice of attire, a video of Michael Jackson…the list goes on.
Here’s one viewer who’s upset with the “naked Beyoncé” Formation tour ad that aired AFTER her performance:
I’m writing to voice my displeasure of the naked Beyonce aired at the end of the Super Bowl 50 half-time show. It wasn’t technically part of the show but was the first thing shown afterward. Has CBS no respect for all the families with younger children that watch football, let alone the biggest football game of the year? That suggestive video clip would gain at least a “PG13” rating in a movie. It wasfar more suggestive than Janet Jackson’s stunt where she at least still had something on. What’s the message sent to all millions of young boys and girls who watch? I don’t have kids but know many who do and know they are shocked when this type of ad content is shown during a family friendly program. It’s one thing to show this during adult-oriented programming where parents wouldn’t have it on in the first place, but with football, they don’t have time to react and change the channel. Super Bowl ads are the best ads of the year as many families watch the Super Bowl just for the ads.
And here’s another complaint about Michael Jackson:
Year after year after year we are subjected to Cock Grabs at the halftime televised show at the Super Bowl. I thought with Bruno Mars, Coldplay, and Beyonce this would be the first year without. But, no! They just had to include a video of Michael Jackson grabbing his dick! When is this going to end FCC? It’s sick!
And this viewer was just mad Beyoncé didn’t perform any of her ‘hits’:
Up until last night, I was a fan of Beyonce. I am complaining about her Super Bowl performance for 2 reasons. The first is that I thought her attire was inappropriate for a family event (specifically the fishnet stockings and garter). Why is it that all of the women were scantily clad and the men were not? This was a horrible thing for my young daughter to see. I also oppose the message of her song/performance in that I think it will push more people to be on a witch hunt for police officers. If the main halftime performer and the 2nd one (Coldplay and Bruno Mars) performed their hits, why did
Beyonce get away with not performing one of hers? Thank you.
If you’re in need of a good laugh, scroll through the rest of the complaints below.