Jennifer Lopez has come under fire and is facing a lawsuit after a recent sizzling performance in Morocco was deemed “a breach of public decency.”
The singer’s performance at the Mawazine Festival in Rabat on May 29, which was aired on national TV, has allegedly “disturbed public order and tarnished women’s honor and respect” – with calls being made for the country’s communication minister to step down.
The North African country’s Minister of Communication, Mustapha Khalfi, has been heavily criticized for allowing Lopez to put on such a saucy performance on public TV.
However, according to local media, Khalfi has rejected calls for his resignation — but has since sought to meet with the ethics committee of the network, which broadcasted J-Lo’s performance.
“What was broadcast is unacceptable and goes against broadcasting law,” he later tweeted.
Lopez performed in front of 160,000 people at the international music festival on Friday, and clad in sexy revealing outfits, the “Booty” singer executed sensual dance moves and “suggestive poses.”
J-Lo and the promoter of the concert have both been hit with a legal action from a local educational group who found the televised concert offensive.
And while this is highly unlikely, TMZ reports that Lopez could face jail time ranging from one month to two years if prosecuted.