SpongeBob Steals Super Bowl Halftime Show as Performer

Arnold Nichols
February 5, 2019

Then it was back to more Maroon 5... jams? And we thank our critics for always pushing us to do better.

Prior to the performance, a massive petition circulating online demanded that Maroon 5 kneel in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick, promoted by none other than Pink Floyd's Roger Waters.

When Hillenburg died, SpongeBob fan Isreal Colunga, created a Change.org petition to have "Sweet Victory" performed at the Super Bowl halftime show in his honor.

It was supposed to be the exclamation point to Maroon 5's performance, but that came earlier in their set when Levine was joined by a drumline and local gospel choir on stage for the band's latest hit Girls Like You.

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.

He has been without a team since he started kneeling during the pre-game performance of the USA national anthem in protest against alleged police brutality against minorities.

Morgan Jordal‏ kicked off the twitter trash talk when she posted an image of a child holding a retro cushion up to their TV screen as Levine did his thing.

Many viewers took to social media platforms to question why Levine was not criticized for going topless, while artist Janet Jackson was criticized for her "wardrobe malfunction" during the 2004 halftime show.

Next up was 50 percent of Atlanta's own OutKast, when Big Boi rolled in (in a Cadillac no less!) for his own brief stint on the microphone. We thank the universe for this historic opportunity to play on the world's biggest stage. Ultimately, he said the band "would like to move on from it and speak through the music".

NFL Vice President Joe Browne said that his organization was "extremely disappointed" in the performance. "No one put more thought and love into this than I did".

Through no major fault of Maroon 5's, the 14 minutes felt even more disjointed than they needed to, thanks to the need to pass the baton to guest stars that is apparently de rigueur for any halftime performance now.

The singer delivered a reassuring message to Kaepernick's supporters, saying: 'They will be [heard] - that's all I want to say because I don't want to spoil anything'.

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