Adam Levine, Maroon 5, Bikini Bottom Super Band, Travis Scott, Big Boi, and the Georgia State University Marching Band all took the stage last night for the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime show in Atlanta.
Maroon 5 performed some of their best-known songs and as the set continued on, Levine appeared to lose more and more clothing. During the final song, he removed his tank top, performing Moves Like Jagger without a shirt on.
Watch the performance in full below.
Twitter users started offering their comments about the shirtless Levine, revealing that his topless body had ruined the show.
But others didn’t quite see it that way. In fact, some questioned why it was such a big deal that Adam Levine removed his shirt, exposing his body and nipples for the world to see.
It was back in 2004 when Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake performed together at the Super Bowl when Justin mistakenly ripped off Janet’s shirt, exposing her breast. When her breast was exposed, she was shamed for the performance and some argued that her career was heavily affected.
Now, Twitter users are wondering why it was okay for Adam Levine to expose himself when Janet was shamed for doing so.
A few years after the incident, Justin Timberlake revealed that he had only gotten a small portion of the blame, whereas Janet got most of it — even though he was the one who ripped her shirt and exposed her.
After the performance last night, Adam Levine did post a photo from the performance on Instagram, addressing some of the backlash over the band’s decision to perform, as so many others boycotted the Super Bowl Halftime Show due to the NFL’s treatment of Colin Kaepernick.
Adam Levine and Maroon 5 have not issued any statements in relation to him removing his shirt and the controversy over the double standards currently in the news today.