Jennifer Lopez faced concert backlash after politicians in Morocco thought her recent televised show was too risque. According to USA Today, JLo, 45, put on quite the show, and while it wasn’t anything out of the ordinary for the “Booty” singer, she is now being sued.
Members of the ruling Justice and Development Party thought that Lopez’s dance moves and barely-there costumes were completely inappropriate and are calling her concert “a breach of public decency.” A lawsuit has been filed against Lopez and against her concert promoter, but the damages sought are unclear.
Though unlikely, Lopez could face up to two years in a Moroccan jail if convicted.
The Jennifer Lopez concert backlash is fairly serious. Aside from the lawsuit, JLo has been put through the ringer when it comes to trash talk. She has basically been attacked from every angle for doing what she always does: putting on a great show. For some cultures, however, a show of this nature can be disrespectful and/or insulting.
According to the SpreadIt, the Moroccan government is looking into who might be responsible for allowing Lopez’s concert on air, and people may be losing their jobs over this.
“Moroccan Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane has ordered an investigation into the matter and has demanded that the Minister of Communication Mustapha Khalfi, who allowed the show to be televised be fired.”
Lopez has not made mention of the lawsuit on social media. She has been completely focused on the positives in her life, which include a new television show (Shades of Blue), a new song (“Back It Up”), a new weight loss campaign (“Be the Girl”), and a new residency in Las Vegas (beginning in 2016). Oh, and she has a new movie coming out in July (Lila and Eve)!
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As previously reported by the Inquisitr, JLo has signed on to do a show at Planet Hollywood’s Axis Theater next year. She will be taking over for Britney Spears, who has been performing a couple of shows a week for the past several months.
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