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Adam Levine has after Maroon 5 played, a tame, apolitical Super Bowl Halftime Show
Some are heated, Super Bowl viewers took issue with Adam Levine’s bare chest while Maroon 5 is the halftime show of the performance. In fact, dozens were so annoyed by the singer of the exposure and his nipples, in particular – that they decided to flood the Federal Communication Commission’s complaint inbox.
In total, the FCC received 58 messages about Levine clothing (or lack thereof) as he sang “Moves Like Jagger” in the February case, according to Deadspin, who obtained the information through a freedom of information act request.
The publication, which sifted through about 100 documents that rolled in the entire duration of the game, shared some of the spectators most ardent complaints.
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“Adam Levine without a shirt on for a part of the Super Bowl halftime show was obscene. No one would believe that an artistic value,” a Hawaii resident, according to Deadspin. “His overly sexual lyrics in combination with half-naked was not only tasteless, it was obscene, offensive, indecent. A blatant exhibition of his body and sexuality and that has nothing to do with sport.
“I was shocked to see Adam Levine take off his shirt and exposed his nipples. It is absolutely not the place for the nipples, on national tv, while the kids are watching. It is morally reprehensible and I’m shocked,” a Kentucky native comments.
“I saw two naked nipples on Adam Levine’s chest, after he removed his shirt. I was offended. Nake nipples should not be shown during primetime broadcasts,” a third person from North Carolina argued.
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Levine naked, tattooed torso attracted a lot of attention on social media during the performance.
At the time, many people in comparison with the ink to a Chipotle bag, and shared side-by-side images to prove it. The fast-food chain even retweeted one of Levine-related memes.
And a lot of people called Levine’s shirtless there’s a “double standard” and refers to Janet Jackson’s 2004 “wardrobe malfunction.” After what was considered “indecent exposure” during the 2004 show, the CBS was hit with a $500,000 penalty, CBS News reported earlier.
“The FCC has chosen to levy a $500,00 fine against CBS for Janet Jackson’s breast/nipple exposure and the same should happen, in this case, so that you will appear on the display hypocrisy and double standards,” another person mentioned in the part, in a complaint to the FCC, per Term.
Levine never responded to any of the backlash surrounding his performance, but he did later explain in an Instagram the meaning behind one of the light displays during his stadium performance.
“When we accepted the responsibility to carry on the SBHTS, I took out my pen and wrote,” Levine captioned the image. “Some of the words that came to me at that time eventually found their way to the incredible lanterns that flew high and low tonight. We thank the universe for this historic opportunity to play on the biggest stage. We would like to thank our fans for making our dreams possible. And we thank our critics for always pushing us to do better. A Love.”