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The controversy in the US after the performance of Shakira and Jennifer López in the Super Bowl

Miami / According to Workforce Institute, some 17 million people missed work last Monday to follow the Super Bowl in the US, the big party that is the final of the NFL (National Football League), but few dedicated themselves to analyzing the Kansas City Chiefs victory over the San Francisco 49ers: what Shakira and Jennifer Lopez meant by their performance is the center of attention.

From the main newspapers and magazines, to the users of social networks, they are still engaged in the first half-time show in which they spoke and sang in Spanish and in which a mixture of classical music, heavy rock, Latin pop was presented , afrobeat and salsa.

A “show”, for some classified as “controversial”, in which, in addition, Shakira and Jennifer López were changing increasingly daring pieces of clothing, with movements ranging from sensuality to sexuality.

The question is what Shakira and Jennifer López meant with their show in the Super Bowl or if their movements and dresses were empowerment or denigration of women.

Criticism for the bilingual show (English and Spanish) of the Latin divas

The far-right news website Breitbart News, which unconditionally supports President Donald Trump, broadcast a video with all the shots of the most sensual movements of the two stars and the text ‘strip show’ in which it is recalled that the NFL “It is against turning women into an object.” On the networks there were also protests against the show, in which users have called it “obscene” or that goes “against family values.”

The controversy was served: in response, others have published photos in the same “show” of Prince, Michael Jackson and Adam Levine, the singer of the band Maroon 5 that appeared in the Super Bowl in 2019, shirtless and clutching his genitals . “About this they said nothing. Double message? ”Wrote one user, named Jessica Lynn.

In the networks the criticism of the dances was accompanied, in some cases, with the rejection of some of the artists’ decision to make a bilingual show. In fact, Shakira began the musical portion of the Super Bowl with the phrase: “Hello, Miami.”

To placate these discussions, the NFL itself said that the selection of Shakira and JLo for the “show” of the break is part of the efforts of the organization to show that they are in favor of cultural diversity.

And publications such as The New York Time and The Atlantic magazine applauded the artists for having achieved “the titanic task” of representing the diversity and multiculturalism of Latinos on stage.

From “Let’s Get Loud” by López’s girl to “Born in the USA”

Those media and others highlighted how in the final segment Emme Muñiz, López’s daughter and ex-husband Marc Anthony, debuted as a singer before a worldwide audience singing an acoustic version of her mother’s success “Let’s Get Loud”.

The 11-year-old girl and other small ones appeared on stage in a light frame, which staged cages, which many considered a critique of the US Government’s immigration policy, which includes the separation of families at the border and the detention of children

Shakira accompanied with voice and the drums, the appearance of Jennifer Lopez with a layer of feathers that on the outside was the American flag and on the inside the Puerto Rican as she saw when her daughter began to sing the choir of the Bruce Springsteen song “Born in the USA. ”

“I don’t know where I’m going, but I know where I’m coming from,” Jennifer Lopez had tweeted before the show herself.

Shakira and López finished their concert embraced and the euphoric audience, while Lady Gaga, Demi Lovato, the Kardashian sisters, Jenner and others applauded them and the Spanish singer Alejandro Sanz summed it up as follows: “Both, together, do not touch perfection, overflow it ” (February 4, 2020, EFE / PracticaEspañol)

 

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Principalmente, el texto habla de... (Mainly, the text talk about...)
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cuáles fueron las reacciones tras el espectáculo del medio tiempo de la Super Bowl.
B
qué otros artistas actuaron antes que Shakira y Jennifer López en el medio tiempo de la Super Bowl.
C
quién ganó la Super Bowl de este año.
Question 2
En el texto se dice que la actuación de Shakira y Jennifer López... (It's said in the text that the show of Shakira and Jennifer Lopez...)
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pasó totalmente desapercibida para la mayoría de la gente.
B
causó controversia tanto en los medios como en las redes sociales.
C
fue aplaudida y elogiada por todo el mundo.
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En el texto se dice que... (It's said in the text that...)
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algunas personas se mostraron críticas por cómo bailaron y cómo iban vestidas Shakira y Jennifer López.
B
nadie se pregunta cuál fue el mensaje que Shakira y Jennifer López quisieron transmitir en su actuación.
C
a todo el mundo le pareció bien que el espectáculo fuera bilingüe.
Question 4
Según el texto... (According to the text...)    
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algunos medios consideraron que en ese show se quiso representar la diversidad cultural.
B
Breitbart News no cree que la actuación de Shakira y Jennifer López fuera en contra de los valores familiares.
C
la NFL no dijo nada acerca de la diversidad cultural.
Question 5
En el texto se dice que... (It's said in the text that...)  
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el propio Bruce Springsteen salió al escenario para interpretar "Born in the USA".
B
Jennifer López saludó en español al público nada más empezar el show.
C
una hija de Jennifer López interpretó "Let's Get Loud".
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En el vídeo se dice que... (It's said in the video that...)  
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el espectáculo del descanso de la Super Bowl es uno de los platos fuertes.
B
se desmiente que Shakira y Jennifer López estuvieran ensayando su actuación.
C
la Super Bowl tendrá lugar este año en la capital de EE.UU.
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no hay discusión.
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nadie está en desacuerdo.
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hay controversia.
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Una 'titánica tarea' es... (A 'titánica tarea' is...)  
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una tarea pequeña.
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una tarea irrelevante.
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una tarea enorme.
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Ambas opciones son correctas.
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No sé donde estás.
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"Tuitear" es... ("Tuitear" is...)  
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publicar un tuit en la red social Twitter.
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enviar una carta por correo.
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llamar por teléfono a alguien.
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"calmar".
B
"enfurecer".
C
"increpar".
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