Jennifer Lopez has been sued over a performance in Morocco that was deemed ‘too sexy’ and inappropriate for TV.
The singer was one of the performers in the country’s Mawazine Festival on May 29, and her performance was aired on national TV. Her show, of course, featured a lot of butt shaking and skimpy costumes … and that did not go down well with many people who watched at home.
As a result, Latin Times reports that someone filed a lawsuit against the singer and her promoter for performing a ‘sex show’ riddled with ‘deliberate nudity’ and ‘obscene acts and signs.’ TMZ adds that an educational group also sued the singer, alleging that she ‘disturbed public order and tarnished women’s honor and respect.’ They are demanding she be charged with ‘indecent exposure’ – a crime punishable by up to two years in prison.
Not only that, JLo’s performance has triggered calls for the country’s communication minister Mustapha Al-Khalfi to resign, because he allowed such a performance to air on TV in front of two million people. There were also protests in front of the TV channel’s building.
The minister later wrote on Twitter May 30 that ‘what was broadcast is unacceptable and goes against broadcasting law,’ adding that he would contact the ethics committee of the TV channel to discuss the ethics of broadcasting such a performance during primetime.
Lopez has performed in Morocco several times before without problems, but her shows have never been aired on TV until now.