Did you see the Super Bowl half time show featuring Beyonce? Some say it went too far, calling it borderline pornographic.
What do you think? Add your comments below.
Here in Northern California, Beyonce's performance was slammed Monday on the Armstrong and Getty radio show, heard on stations in the Bay Area and Sacramento.
The show's former executive producer, Scott, asked "Where's the pole?." Host Jack Armstrong asked how the Super Bowl half time show went from the saccharine sweet Up with People show in the 1980s to a near pornographic show and noted that Beyonce much of the show suggestively thrusting her vagina towards the audience. That hour can be heard on this A&G podcast.
Fellow syndicated talk show host Tom Sullivan agreed with A&G's assessment calling the Beyonce show, "inappropriate and boring." Sullivan added that although he likes Beyonce's music, he thought her sexually suggestive show was imitative of past halftime shows put on by Madonna and Britney Spears.
Yahoo! News had a blog entry that typically fawned over Beyonce's performance, but readers weren't buying it. Most readers were equally critical of the singer's performance.
Here's a sample of what some of the readers had to say.
Kt wrote, "she didn't lip sync that's for sure! haha, but there was no singing. :p she tried to over sex it too. not cool when you have kids watching the super bowl. she's a mom now. you'd think she would know that."
Charity added, "A lot of viewers expressed comments on other sites saying they were disgusted with Beyonce's adult entertainment of booty grinding for what should be a FAMILY football game. It was not appropriate at all. She's talented but save that sort of dancing for her adult concerts."
Blueberry Rox evoked the Bible writing, "I'm sorry to say, Beyonce...but God was not on your side. Whenever people are using their body as a sex object, God is not in favor of that. When you do things that provoke men to sin (lust), you are going against what is right. Matthew 18:6."
The Armstrong and Getty hosts Jack Armstrong and Joe Getty suggested that if a man wore an equally revealing costume and danced as sexually suggestive way, the media reaction would not be as positive as it was following Beyonce's half time show.
What do you thing? Leave your comments below.
An e-mail to Beyone's rep, Andrea Nelson-Meigs, was not returned by press time.