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Adam Levine Has Message for His Critics

Thank you, writes Maroon 5 singer
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 4, 2019 9:55 AM CST
Adam Levine of Maroon 5 takes off his shirt during the halftime show.   (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
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(Newser) – The reviews of the Super Bowl halftime show anchored by Maroon 5 haven't exactly been stellar. "Designed to be forgotten" is the headline of a review at the Atlantic, one voicing a typical sentiment. But lead singer Adam Levine seems to be taking it in stride. "We thank our critics for always pushing us," Levine wrote on Instagram after the show. Related:

  • That dance: Levine's dance moves, especially in comparison to Travis Scott, were being roasted as "peak white dude," notes BuzzFeed, which rounds up reaction. "Adam Levine at the #SuperBowl halftime show is every white person at a wedding with at least 7 nonwhite people," reads one tweet that made the cut.
  • About Janet: When Levine ripped off his shirt, the move prompted instant memories of the Janet Jackson nipple-gate controversy from her own halftime show. Cosmopolitan rounds up sentiment, including: "I'm sorry but Adam Levine should get the same grief as Janet did for showing us his unclothed nipples; more specifically, this should prove how absurd, hypocritical, racist and sexist that puritanical hysteria over Janet's boob really was."

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