Superbowl Halftime Show Vs Colin Kaepernick

Superbowl Halftime Show Vs Colin Kaepernick

Is the Super Bowl halftime show still a big deal? Many artists received criticism for considering or playing this year.

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The Superbowl might as well be America’s second Christmas, a highly anticipated event by Americans each year. What’s more than the football game itself is the halftime show where acclaimed artists take to the stage for iconic performances for over 100 million viewers.

But, is that all over now?

According to USA Today, it’s the end of the halftime show as we know it, ever since Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling.

This time around, instead of the usual praise and sense of being awarded a high achievement, artists are receiving the complete opposite reaction from Superbowl fans and dealing with what USA Today calls, “waves of bad press.” Even when Rapper Travis Scott wasn’t spared any scorchers by the fans when he agreed to perform only under the condition that the NFL donated to a social justice organization.

Performers have even started to turn down their invitations to be a part of the halftime show, which is virtually unheard of for a once-in-a-lifetime chance such as this. Kaepernick’s kneel and NFL absence were the reasons behind Rihanna, Cardi-B, and even Jay-Z declining to take part in the halftime show. (This was not the story ten years ago, considering even faces like Beyoncé and Katy Perry appeared up there once.)

So far, the beloved Maroon 5, who usually wins everyone over, has agreed to perform as a part of the half time show on Feb.3rd, and fans have been throwing a fit. Fans even went so far as to write petitions ‘urging the band not to play in the show,’ causing the NFL to actually delay the announcing of the halftime show lineup several months, and didn’t finally spit it out until the middle of January. Scrutiny of Maroon 5’s decision resulted in a Change.org petition that gained over 100,000 signatures of fans asking them not to go through with performing for the event. However, Maroon 5 is still in.

Read the full story on USA Today here.


Here’s how people on the Zip app are weighing in on this all over the country!

Is the Super Bowl halftime show still a big deal? Many artists received criticism for considering or playing this year.

Totals
74% It's dead and gone
26% Super big deal
Males
78% It's dead and gone
22% Super big deal
Females
62% It's dead and gone
38% Super big deal

It’s dead and gone

Super big deal


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