Adam Levine Addresses Halftime Show Hate on Instagram: ‘We Thank Our Critics’

05 February, 2019, 03:40 | Author: Malcolm Quinn
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Getty Images Adam Levine of Maroon 5, Big Boi, and Sleepy Brown perform during the Pepsi Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 3, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Not to mention that people were unhappy that Maroon 5 and the band's fellow performers took the gig in the first place, considering the NFL's repeated attempts to silence player protests against police brutality and other social injustices.

For some, seeing Levine's nipples onscreen raised questions about why this performance was considered decent, but a flash of Janet Jackson's breast at the 2004 Super Bowl resulted in controversy, action from the Federal Communications Commission, and a blow to Jackson's career. Take a look at Adam's post. Another user tweeted, "My biggest issue with this half time performance is Adam Levine's tank top".

Controversy surrounded this year's Super Bowl since some have boycotted the NFL over the treatment of Colin Kaepernick, the former quarterback who protested racial injustice by kneeling during the national anthem.

Adam Levine should be used to criticism by now, as he faced backlash after signing on to headline the halftime show. "To watch the game is to compromise my beliefs".


SpongeBob Squarepants fans have expressed their indignation at the divisive Super Bowl LIII halftime show after a tribute to the cartoon's creator wound up much shorter than many viewers expected.

It appears Spongebob is making the most of being a fave of U.S. sports team across the country with the music video playing on the screens, while fans cheered and danced in their seats.

The addition of Big Boi, who is more synonymous with his native Atlanta than Coca Cola and streets named "Peachtree", to the performance roster, along with fellow rapper Scott, did little to appease critics. And we thank our critics for always pushing us to do better.

More people quickly chimed in, sharing their own pillows.

"They're scapegoating me into figuring out the goalposts on what is offensive in America", she said.

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