Maroon 5 agrees to do Superbowl halftime show, now finding backlash from petitioners

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Big Superbowl news today as the announcement is made that Maroon 5 will officially take the stage as the halftime act, along with two other performers… After the NFL struggled to fill the line-up.

The NFL posting a promo on Instagram, announcing Rappers Travis Scott and Big Boi will join Adam Levine and company onstage.  

Maroon 5 had been the unofficial pick for months but reportedly struggled to find guest performers partly due to backlash over the NFL’s handling of Colin Kaepernick and players’ rights to protest.  

Rihanna reportedly turned down the offer to perform, deciding to stand in solidarity with the former 49’ers quarterback turned free agent.

Comedian Amy Schumer announced she wouldn’t appear in any Superbowl ads this year.  And, in October, even calling out Maroon 5 in an Instagram post, saying, “I think it would be cool if @maroon5 backed out of Superbowl. Stand up for your brothers and sisters of color.”

A ‘Change.org’ petition for Maroon 5 to drop out of the halftime show has almost 85,000 signatures.  This is their first time performing Superbowl halftime.

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