Super Bowl: LeBron James, Rainn Wilson and More Stars React to Maroon 5's Halftime Show
Larry King, Stephen Amell and Jemele Hill also weighed in on the show, which featured Maroon 5, Travis Scott and Big Boi.
When Maroon 5 took the stage for the 2019 Super Bowl halftime show, featuring Travis Scott and Big Boi, Twitter users quickly had a lot to say about the performance. From critiques of Adam Levine's shirtless finale to celebrations of a SpongeBob SquarePants reference, those in entertainment added their thoughts to the online discussion.
LeBron James didn't seem impressed with the lack of stage time for Scott, tweeting, "That's all for Travis or nah?!?!?!"
Soooooooo...... This halftime show though. That’s all for Travis or nah?!?!?!— LeBron James (@KingJames) February 4, 2019
The Office star Rainn Wilson joked that the show lasted for "Maroon 5 hours," and Larry King posted, "That was a rousing #HalftimeShow! I just wish I understood all the lyrics."
Maroon 5 hours— RainnWilson (@rainnwilson) February 4, 2019
That was a rousing #HalftimeShow!! I just wish I understood all the lyrics.— Larry King (@kingsthings) February 4, 2019
Arrow's Stephen Amell wrote that Levine was lip syncing which was "disappointing in person," and Roseanne actress Sandra Bernhard called it "the worst halftime show during the lousiest #StuporBowl in history."
He’s lip syncing —— Stephen Amell (@StephenAmell) February 4, 2019
All good, but disappointing in person.
Recent Dancing with the Stars winner Bobby Bones tweeted that it "sounded good" despite much of the negative feedback online, and Eugene Lee Yang, one of the Try Guys, documented his emotional halftime journey on Twitter.
people are going to act like they didn't like that halftime show. but they were singing almost all of it back. (except that travis Scott spot) . Sounded good. #SuperBowl— Bobby Bones (@mrBobbyBones) February 4, 2019
My #PepsiHalftime journey:— Eugene Lee Yang (@EugeneLeeYang) February 4, 2019
- eh Maroon 5
- HOLY SHIT SWEET VICTORY
- HOW DARE YOU TEASE SWEET VICTORY
- I guess CGI fireball Travis Scott will do
- more of gospel lady please
- Adam Levine: Tank Top Mode
- YASSS DRONE LANTERNS!
- wants Outkast back
- HELLO SHIRTLESS
Activist and form ESPN reporter Jemele Hill said the performance was "if gentrification were a Super Bowl halftime show," and comedian Matt Oswalt teased Levine for his tattoo choices, asking if they were "inspired by stuff he sees while shopping at Hot Topic."
If gentrification were a Super Bowl halftime show ...— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) February 4, 2019
(See more photos of the halftime show here.)
A number of Hollywood viewers also wondered why it was OK for CBS to air Levine performing without his shirt on but Janet Jackson's infamous nipple-baring wardrobe malfunction from the 2004 halftime show led to a swift backlash, a crackdown on indecency on TV and a $550,000 fine from the FCC, which was ultimately overturned.
Why is it okay to see Adam Levine’a boobs and not Janet Jackson’s?— Aisha Tyler (@aishatyler) February 4, 2019
Asking for a friend.
Janet Jackson got in trouble for flashing a nipple. Now we are subjected to topless Adam Levine. God hates us all. #SuperBowlLIII— Danny Deraney (@DannyDeraney) February 4, 2019
I have nothing against Adam Levine whatsoever and actually am a huge fan but it’s messed up that society seems it acceptable for him to be shirtless during the halftime show and Janet Jackson was chastised because her breast was accidentally exposed at the same event.— Abigail Breslin (@yoabbaabba) February 4, 2019