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Thoughts On the 2020 Super Bowl Controversy

For many viewers, the halftime show during the Super Bowl is the highlight of the evening.

On Sunday, while the majority of viewers were entertained by Jennifer Lopez and Shakira, some viewers got their knickers in a twist about the clothing worn by the performers.

I have two very big problems with the people who have problems with the costumes worn by J.Lo and Shakira. Both come down to the double standards that still dog our culture.

When Adam Levine went shirtless during Maroon 5‘s performance last year, there were crickets. Simply because this year’s main performers are female, they are being attacked in the press for presenting a bad image to young girls. This is where the double standard comes in. Women are encouraged (in more ways than one) to show off their bodies. But when they do, they are labelled all sorts of names and accused of corrupting the next generation.

Our world and our country would be much better off if certain people focus on important things. Such as jobs, education, maintaining our planet, etc. Getting your knickers in a twist because of the choice of wardrobe of a performer (especially a female performer) is not important and in the long run, will never be important.

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