The Super Bowl 54 halftime show featured performances from Jennifer Lopez and Shakira.
Some are now claiming that the two were making a political statement against President Trump by featuring latin “kids in cages” and touting the Puerto Rican flag.
Progressive publication SheKnows writes:
The Super Bowl is not an event known for its subtlety. Which is why I’m still blown away by how Jennifer Lopez and Shakira managed to put forth such a political message during the Pepsi Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show without actually spelling it out.
Instead, they let their songs, costumes and choreography say everything: Latinas are Americans, and we are not going anywhere. It was a message moms should be proud to share with their daughters, just like J.Lo did with hers.
The very fact that Colombian-Lebanese Shakira and Bronx-born Puerto Rican Lopez performed songs in Spanish and that both women’s choreography included salsa, belly-dancing and African-influenced dance moves on the stage would have been a message on its own. But Lopez went much further. It was her 11-year-old daughter, Emme Maribel Muñiz, who opened “Let’s Get Loud,” singing from an illuminated cage and surrounded by more than a dozen other girls in the same contraptions. They were so beautiful, and Emme sang so well, that many missed the symbolism at first.
But if you didn’t notice the cages as a reference to the Trump administration’s family separation policy at the Mexican border, then J.Lo was going to make sure you got her next political statement. Joining her daughter and a chorus of girls all in white (while Shakira played the drums!), she took the stage in a feathered American flag cape and shouted, “Let’s get loud, Latinos!” Emme switched to singing Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA” as her mom opened her cape to reveal the Puerto Rican flag inside. The backdrop behind them sure looked a whole lot like a border fence, too.
Democrat candidate Michael Bloomberg recently rolled out a plan to make Puerto Rico the 51st U.S. state.
In addition, anti-Trump liberals spread jokes, and without proof, claimed Trump supporters were “triggered” by the singing in Spanish. Uh, really?
Here are some of the many tweets.
At the bottom is the video and you can judge for yourself.
— Russ Wolf (@russwolf) February 3, 2020
— بشار (@Falafelz1) February 3, 2020
I think this was one of the best parts of the show, the kids in cages, the American & Puerto Rican flags together, JLo singing Born in the USA & the lights in back that looked like a fence! Kuddos to Pepsi!
I think this was one of the best parts of the show, the kids in cages, the American & Puerto Rican flags together, JLo singing Born in the USA & the lights in back that looked like a fence! Kuddos to Pepsi! pic.twitter.com/5NEpFoclmC
— Jeanette Hughes (@jeanetteh83) February 3, 2020
JLO with the Puerto Rican flag, brown kids in cages, singing in spanish…. trolling perfection
white trump supporters watching Shakira, Bad Bunny, J Balvin & JLO performing rn #PepsiHalftime
— AG (@iamanahelg) February 3, 2020
When JLO opened the flag to show the Puerto Rican flag
ICONIC. Also let’s not forget trump hasn’t provided complete aid for the earthquakes in Puerto Rico
When JLO opened the flag to show the Puerto Rican flag 😭 ICONIC. Also let’s not forget trump hasn’t provided complete aid for the earthquakes in Puerto Rico 🗣🗣
— hello its me, tania (@tyls94) February 3, 2020
When the racists in the stands hear Shakira and Jlo sing in Spanish #PepsiHalftime
— zoe:) (@zoeroby3) February 3, 2020
— Meme Central ➐ (@Thundergod13) February 3, 2020
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