The early reviews are in, and last night’s Super Bowl halftime show, the annual highlight of the evening for people who hate football, is going down as a classic. And as with any spectacle as widely watched as this one, Twitter had plenty to say.
Some of those tweets came from pearl clutchers scandalized by what Jennifer Lopez and Shakira were(n’t) wearing, the kind of people who are still mad about Janet Jackson’s boob. But we’re going to ignore them to focus on the funniest reactions to the show.
One thing a ton of people focused on were the respective ages of the two stars of the show. There was a huge spike in searches for both “jennifer lopez age” and “shakira age” presumably from people in awe of how in shape they were.
this halftime show is the biggest L for Father Time. don’t know if he’ll ever recover from this.
— Isaac K. Lee (@IsaacKLee) February 3, 2020
me at the gym tmm after watching 50 year old Jenny from the Block & 43 year old Shakira look hotter than I ever will in my entire life pic.twitter.com/h2xEygc0c4
— erica lynne lord (@erica_lord1) February 3, 2020
One moment that got a lot of attention was Shakira’s zaghroota, a traditional Arabic celebration chant meant to honor her Arabic roots. But on Twitter, it became a funny tongue moment, and folks were ready with the GIFs almost as soon as it happened.
— Paul ➐ (@NoGamePaul) February 3, 2020
— Tony Dorado (@TonyDorado_) February 3, 2020
— Erin M (@erinmurray16) February 3, 2020
The aforementioned skimpy outfits and gyration-centric dancing also attracted comments from men that were basically the equivalent of this video.
Wifey: (with a side eye) Why are you watching the halftime show so hard?
Me: Oh I was seeing if Ja Rule was gonna come on as her guest😂😂😂
— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) February 3, 2020
.@NFL my son just humped a hole into our sectional couch i hope ur happy
— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) February 3, 2020
Halftime show almost got me in trouble😂
— Giannis Antetokounmpo (@Giannis_An34) February 3, 2020
— The Phinstones (@The_Phinstones) February 3, 2020
These are intentionally funny, but then there’s also whatever Jeb! Bush did, which rightfully earned him plenty of mockery because c’mon dude.
Best Super Bowl half time show ever.
— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) February 3, 2020
The show was loaded with political messaging, from the presence of two Latinas (one an immigrant) to the unsubtle kids in cages imagery to J.Lo’s Versace reversible American-Puerto Rican flag.
me after watching Shakira, JLo, Bad Bunny, AND J Balvin on the Super Bowl halftime stage pic.twitter.com/ElSvIacNvD
— Luis Paez-Pumar (@lppny) February 3, 2020
But the best halftime show tweet award has to go to Alex Rodriguez, who actually danced on the field amongst the common people while his partner performed. He was overflowing with pride, which made for a pretty entertaining selfie video.
AMAZING!! She ABSOLUTELY CRUSHED IT! Wow, that was so fun!
— Alex Rodriguez (@AROD) February 3, 2020