A far-right-wing social commentator was not happy with the Super Bowl halftime show featuring Shakira and Jennifer Lopez, and is looking into ways he can sue the NFL because of it.
Dave Daubenmire hosts the “Pass The Salt Live” webcast, a radical conservative program where he regularly attacks progressives and liberals (and showers President Donald Trump with adoration). On Monday’s broadcast, Daubenmire suggested that the performances by J.Lo and Shakira were too provocative, and should have come with a warning before airing.
“Would that halftime show, would that have been rated PG? Were there any warnings that your 12-year-old son — whose hormones are just starting to operate — was there any warning that what he was going to see might cause him to get sexually excited?” Daubenmire asked in a rhetorical way, per reporting from Right Wing Watch.
The conservative host also claimed he and others could sue the NFL for putting on a halftime show that, in his words, is “keeping me from getting into the kingdom of Heaven.”
Daubenmire compared the show to pornography in his rant:
“Could I go into a courtroom and say, ‘Viewing what you put on that screen put me in danger of hellfire’? Could the court say, ‘That doesn’t apply here because the right to [produce] porn overrides your right to [not] watch it’?”
“That’s discriminatory against the value I have in my house,” he added. “You can’t just do that. I want to sue [the NFL] for about $867 trillion.”
Daubenmire appeared to be serious about his threats to sue, too, as he posted on Facebook after the broadcast, asking for a lawyer who would be interested in filing a class-action suit against the NFL, Pepsi, and his local cable provider.
Many conservatives took issue with the performance during this year’s halftime show, but their hypocrisy was evident, as there wasn’t that much backlash last year against singer Adam Levine when he took his shirt completely off of his body, going topless, Glamour pointed out.
Other performances at the Super Bowl halftime show have also featured semi-nude male acts, such as the Red Hot Chili Peppers.