"Maroon 5 to play at an Atlanta Super Bowl halftime show?" one Twitter user wrote. "This is the real reason we should boycott the NFL."
Twitter users are railing on Maroon 5 and the NFL after it was reported that the band will be performing at the 2019 Super Bowl halftime show.
According to Variety, the "Girls Like You" singers will be gracing the stage at the annual football championship game at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia this February. Although the pop-rock band is wildly popular, many were angry that a hip-hop act wasn't chosen for the show, as Atlanta is home to artists such as Future, Ludacris, Migos, and Outkast.
"Is there a 'band' more generic, caucasian, and corporate than Maroon 5?" a Twitter user wrote. "I seriously can't think any other act who depresses me more."
"Maroon 5 to play at an Atlanta Super Bowl halftime show?" another said. "This is the real reason we should boycott the NFL."
Another user wrote that it would make sense for Maroon 5 to play for the Super Bowl if there had "never been a single musical act from Atlanta."
Maroon 5 will follow Justin Timberlake's performance last year, Lady Gaga in 2017, and the Coldplay, Beyonce, Bruno Mars mash-up of 2016. Other previous acts include Katy Pery, Madonna, and The Black Eyed Peas.
Check out the savage reactions to Maroon 5 below.
Maroon 5 to play at an Atlanta Super Bowl halftime show? This is the real reason we should boycott the NFL. https://t.co/0IU5W3JNWY— kelsey sutton (@kelseytaysutton) September 19, 2018
Is there a 'band' more generic, caucasian, and corporate than Maroon 5? I seriously can't think any other act who depresses me more.— Aaron Cooper (@aarxn82) September 19, 2018
Out of all the people they could of chose for the halftime show they pick *shuffles through notes* Maroon 5??? pic.twitter.com/4p0H9jRQkB— Aidan (@FirstAidDos) September 19, 2018
having the super bowl in atlanta and getting maroon 5 to perform at halftime is like going to pappadeaux and asking the waiter to bring you some long john silver’s https://t.co/tmtBfkX46C— Shea Serrano (@SheaSerrano) September 19, 2018
Maroon 5 for the Super Bowl makes total sense considering there has never been a single musical act from Atlanta. 🙄🤦♂️— 𝙳𝚘𝚞𝚐‽ (@glowingrec) September 19, 2018
A brief list of musicians more fitting for Atlanta's Super Bowl than Maroon 5 pic.twitter.com/TF8oTEkADa— Jason Kirk (@JasonKirkSBN) September 19, 2018
Atlanta, home of Outkast, T.I., Future, Ludacris, Usher, etc., gets Maroon 5 to play the damn Super Bowl. pic.twitter.com/KHpGNRsJGX— Jake Reuse (@ReuseRecruiting) September 19, 2018
Maroon 5 for an Atlanta Super Bowl? pic.twitter.com/9JDiXXZpfW— Cameron Wolfe (@CameronWolfe) September 19, 2018
I actually like Maroon 5 but we couldn’t get any hip-hop artists for a Super Bowl in Atlanta? pic.twitter.com/8zSCLn6IiC— Antwan V. Staley (@antwanstaley) September 19, 2018
Not picked to headline an Atlanta Super Bowl:— Ñic Gulas (@Nic_Gulas) September 19, 2018
Run the Jewels
Ying Yang Twins
Rich Homie Quan
Dem Franchise Boyz
Waka Flocka Flame
Picked to headline an Atlanta Super Bowl:
There was only 1 correct choice for the Super Bowl LIII halftime show and Maroon 5 is not it... pic.twitter.com/lLmFnXqTYH— Jim Weber (@JimMWeber) September 19, 2018
The Super Bowl is in Atlanta this year, one of the greatest music cities in the world...— NFL Retweet (@NFLRT) September 19, 2018
And the NFL picks Maroon 5 for the halftime show pic.twitter.com/3r1ce6GVhN
You don't have to watch Maroon 5 perform if you don't watch the Super Bowl pic.twitter.com/bWyoPF1xql— alex medina (@mrmedina) September 19, 2018
“What’s more boring than being boring?”— BigHeadBS (@BigHeadBS) September 19, 2018
“MAROON 5!” pic.twitter.com/uhe4BognSO
tfw u get maroon 5 to play the super bowl in atlanta pic.twitter.com/89qxtcBqKT— Pablo S. Torre (@PabloTorre) September 19, 2018
“Siri show me a book of better Super Bowl halftime performers than Maroon 5” pic.twitter.com/6nZBiS6bqi— Laces Out (@LacesOutShow) September 19, 2018
Maroon 5 doing the super bowl next year. Get ready for 8 millions Coldplay comparisons pic.twitter.com/RBj5cuxg8T— m (@coldyay) September 19, 2018
Last year was Justin Timberlake and now it’s Maroon 5, I can’t believe we’ve got 2 bathroom breaks pic.twitter.com/rI8DrKV3ED— hidan (@WlTNESSIN) September 19, 2018
everyone’s mad about maroon 5 but they should just do what coldplay did a few years ago and get bruno mars to carry the set— brian feldman (@bafeldman) September 19, 2018
The Super Bowl is in ATLANTA. Home of OutKast, Future, Young Thug, Migos, Gucci, Jeezy, TI, Killer Mike, 2 Chainz, Ludacris, Rae Sremmurd to name only a few.— Austin Smith (@ACSmith06) September 19, 2018
......and you picked Maroon 5 pic.twitter.com/Snm1CW37W5
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