Maroon 5’s Tremendous Bowl LIII halftime efficiency on Sunday night time was critically panned, however that didn’t maintain the band from publicly thanking its detractors.
“We thank the universe for this historic alternative to play on the world’s greatest stage,” learn a caption on the band’s Instagram account, which additionally doubles as Adam Levine’s private Instagram.
“We thank our followers for making our goals doable. And we thank our critics for all the time pushing us to do higher. One Love.”
Many viewers had been sad with the boring, however not essentially unhealthy, present, which featured practically 14 minutes of disjointed transitions between Levine and fellow performers Travis Scott and Huge Boi.
Whether or not it was the shortage of “SpongeBob SquarePants” airtime or Levine being allowed to go shirtless and present his nipples (one thing Janet Jackson wasn’t allowed to do), folks simply weren’t having it.
To not point out that folks had been sad that Maroon 5 and the band’s fellow performers took the gig within the first place, contemplating the NFL’s repeated makes an attempt to silence participant protests in opposition to police brutality and different social injustices.
Levine tried to deflect those that had been crucial of the band’s choice to take to the stage on Sunday night time. He advised “Leisure Tonight” that “nobody thought of” doing the halftime present efficiency greater than he did.
“I spoke to many individuals, most significantly although, I silenced all of the noise and listened to myself, and made my choice about how I felt,” he stated.
He all the time knew anticipated that controversy would include the gig, it doesn’t matter what he did.
“I feel if you look again on each Tremendous Bowl halftime present, it’s this insatiable urge to hate somewhat bit,” the singer added. “I’m not in the proper occupation if I can’t deal with a little bit of controversy. It’s what it’s. We want to transfer on from it and communicate via the music.”