(RightWingAmericans.com) – In a Tweet that was almost as cringeworthy as the time he appeared in a Vine clip wearing a hoodie, former Republican Presidential candidate Jeb Bush declared that he loved the racy Super Bowl halftime show.
On Sunday night, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said that the halftime show, which was marred by controversy over the sexual nature of multiple performances, was the best ever.
Best Super Bowl half time show ever.
— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) February 3, 2020
His tweet was immediately liked and retweeted by thousands of other Twitter users, with political accounts mocking his reaction or questioning why a Republican politician would approve of sexually charged performances during what should be a family show.
Surprisingly, Bush wasn’t alone. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio joined him in congratulating singers Jennifer Lopez and Shakira for their “A+” performance.
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) February 3, 2020
The halftime show was arguably one of the most controversial and risqué ever seen at the Super Bowl. It drew criticism from conservatives and concerned parents who believed the semi-nudity, pole dancing, and racy performances by 50-year-old Lopez and 43-year-old Shakira were inappropriate.
Watching the footage back, it is clearly a departure from performances of the past. Lopez spun around a stripper’s pole while half-naked women danced around her. Shakira drew controversy for wagging her tongue in a suggestive manner.
The show caused a huge online debate about whether performances like this are empowering or objectifying.
Twitter user @dory_jackson wrote, “Jennifer Lopez showing off that Hustlers pole dance training, letting the Academy know that they done messed up.”
Another, @brittneyzivcsak wrote, “pole dancing is HARD and takes IMMENSE AMOUNTS OF STRENGTH, it’s empowering and honestly something I admired from KLO tonight.”
Inappropriate or not, the Latin influence over the performance was undeniable. Bush is famously a fan of all things Latin America. His wife, Columba Bush, is a Mexican-American philanthropist and played a significant role in his campaign for President. Bush even became a meme during his race against Donald Trump for his conflicting views over Mexican immigration and the Wall. His campaign website famously sold a $75 guac bowl emblazoned with the “Jeb!” logo.
Perhaps it was the Latin American influence and not J.Lo’s saucy moves that Jeb loved so much. At least…that’s what he’ll have to tell his wife.