And just to really show his SJW street cred, Levine went on to "thank the universe" for the opportunity to perform.
Responding to the critics on his Instagram account, Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine tried to assure angry fans that political messaging did indeed make into the show in the form of the "one love" message spelled out via flying lanterns. The incident went down in Super Bowl history and the National Football League recorded it as a "wardrobe malfunction" and an "accident". As the performance progressed, however, the Maroon 5 frontman shed clothing until - by the final moments of the show - he was shirtless.
One of the centerpieces of the halftime show came was when the band sent a bunch of balloons in the air, which then spelled out the words "one" and "love".
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The Defense Ministry's website carried an undated video purportedly showing the Hoveizeh being test-fired from a mobile launcher. In addition, it called on all parties involved in Yemen, including Iran, to work towards ending the conflict there.
'Well, now I can't unsee this, ' one person wrote about the revelation while another said 'I'm seein Dr. Nipple'.
Here's a taste of what detractors had to say about Sunday's Maroon 5 spectacle. And we thank our critics for always pushing us to do better.
Many pointed out that Levine did nothing to help fight the stereotype of white people not having rhythm.
The sportsman made headlines a year ago with his refusal to stand for the National Anthem, in a protest against police brutality and institutional racism.
The three-time Grammy winner's Pepsi-sponsored 13-minute slot went on despite 115K outraged fans signing a Change.org petition demanding they drop out to show in solidarity with Kaepernick.