My mother informed me that she had just seen the Superbowl halftime performance starring Madonna.
Well? How was it? I asked her.
She sighed and looked at me really tired. “I think Madonna’s very talented,” she said. I thought this was really funny. Mom! It’s not like you’re gonna offend the “kid”; Madonna’s 53 years old!
I watched Madonna’s halftime performance online later. And—this is a little weird, because she is such an amazing dancer—those stiletto boots are obviously killing her. Sometimes she looks like she’s never walked in heels before.
During tonight’s show, headlined by Madonna, one of the guest singers, British rapper M.I.A., gave viewers the finger directly into the camera, and NBC’s censors weren’t fast enough to obscure it. The network, which carries the Super Bowl this year, attempted to blur the gesture but was late by almost a second. “We apologize for the inappropriate gesture that aired during halftime,” the network’s spokesperson said. “It was a spontaneous gesture that our delay system caught late.”
Yep! M.I.A. flipped off the cameras, incensing the censors. Phew! I’m glad something happened last night; otherwise the show might’ve been a total bore.
(Image via Popbytes.)