In today's edition of this is why we can't have nice things, the Federal Communications Commission reported Wednesday that it received a whopping 1,312 complaints over Jennifer Lopez and Shakira's halftime show at the Super Bowl earlier this month, per Fox Business.
The performance — which paid homage to the women's Latina roots — was described as "completely inappropriate," "obscene," and a "strip club act" by irate viewers, with objections arriving from every state except Vermont.
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President Trump's favorite cable news show scolded his mocking of Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault.
Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade on Wednesday said that criticizing Ford may not have been a good move "tactically." Trump defended Kavanaugh by imitating Ford, mocking her for being unable to remember some details about the alleged assault. The crowd at the rally where he made the comments laughed and cheered.
"I wonder about the wisdom, as much as the crowd loved it," said Kilmeade, "I wonder about the wisdom tactically of him doing that."
Kilmeade continued to kindly assume the president was operating under a very strategic master plan and wondered why he had suddenly switched to a new phase in the operation. "The tactic of the president laying low has been lauded by all sides," he said, noting that Trump had previously been relatively restrained in his comments on Ford. "Last night, he chose to blow it."
Watch the moment below. Summer Meza
even brian kilmeade doesn't think trump should have mocked dr. ford last night (though don't give him too much credit; kilmeade's concern is "tactical") pic.twitter.com/oxs6RmmLBx
Iceland has taken a significant step toward gender equality, organizing a conference to discuss potential measures for equal rights. The catch? The conference is only open to men.
The "Barbershop" conference will encourage men to discuss gender equality, specifically violence against women, Icelandic Minister for Foreign Affairs and External Trade Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson announced at the U.N. General Assembly on Monday.
"For our part, we want to bring men and boys to the table on gender equality in a positive way," Sveinsson said at the event. Sveinsson said the conference will be "the first time at the United Nations that we bring together only men leaders to discuss gender equality." The conference will be held in January, and it will be co-hosted by Suriname.
The news of the conference comes after Emma Watson announced the HeforShe campaign, which encourages men and boys to work with women for gender equality. Still, it seems a bit odd that Iceland's conference would purposely exclude women from an event aimed at helping them succeed.
"Without the full and equal participation of women in all spheres of society, including in decision-making, it will be impossible to make real and lasting progress in addressing sustainable development changes," Sveinsson stated. That's all well and good — so perhaps Sveinsson should start by taking his own advice. Meghan DeMaria