The NFL which had embodied the American pride and sportsmanship was a far cry from the pole dancing and scantily clad performers that it had featured during its halftime show.

The show began with Shakira in a skimpy red number, as she performed her famous hits such as “SheWolf,” “Empire,” “Whenever, Whenever,” and sang some songs in Spanish including Cardi B’s “I Like It,” and wagged her tongue in front of the camera.

After Shakira’s performance, the pop star Jennifer Lopez came in, having a crotch-grabbing performance as she hanged from her stripper pole and wore an even skimpier silver one-suit.

The Grammy winner also belted out her iconic songs which included “Jenny from the Block,” “Get Right,” and “Waiting for Tonight,” with which she had sung a duet with her 11-year old daughter Heart. Shakira also came back to end the performance with her hit song “Waka Waka.”

As if the spectacle was not enough, the performance was also extremely political, which mocked the President’s Trump immigration policies. Lopez wore a feathered cape which featured the American flag on one side and the Puerto Rican flag on the other. She went even as far as having children dance inside the cages.

This caused a lot of controversy on Twitter, as some left-wing supporters claim that the halftime show was meant not to unite, but to push for more racial division.

Some had even gone so far as to claim that men should be prohibited from performing at the halftime show. As a fan posted “Men should NEVER be allowed to headline the #PepsiHalftime show ever again. JLo and Shakira ended the streak of declining halftime shows after Justin and Maroon 5 bombed theirs”

While host, Chad Prather posted that instead of pushing against political boundaries, it had in fact propagated the objectification of women.

“All I’m gonna say about the halftime show is that it further promoted the objectification of women in the age of #metoo. You can’t promote hyper-sexualized images and preach cultural virtue at the same time. Sorry, but human nature towards temptation hasn’t ever changed,” Prather wrote.

Best-selling author, Charlie Kirk also aired the same sentiments, “The NFL claims they are taking a stand against sex trafficking yet they have a halftime show degrading and objectifying women with pole dancing. A horrendous example to the millions of young women across the world”

Fox’s Janice Dean also tweeted, “Am I a prude to say I’m kinda glad my 11-year-old and 9-year-old boys didn’t watch the halftime show? I don’t really want to have to explain a stripper pole just yet…”

However, Trump had also made his statement as he dropped his 60-seconder advertisement, responding to allegations against immigration and human rights violations in front of more than 100 million viewers.

Trump featured a powerful message of criminal justice reform, with African-Americans thanking him for bringing families and justice together. “I promised to restore hope in America. That includes the least among us. Together, let’s KEEP AMERICA GREAT!” Trump tweeted.