I’m so proud of Maroon 5. All the shit people have been giving them–the Change.org petition, the calls for boycotts, and constant crap that fellow celebs have been dishing them–and they still agreed to perform for the Super Bowl. I love it, I love it, I love it.
Yes, many people stand behind Colin Kaepernick. I get that. What he did to allegedly bring attention to the ever-present problems of racism and police brutality are commendable, if indeed that was what his intention was. I, for one, had never heard of him until he disrespected the anthem by kneeling, and I’m certain a good chunk of America hadn’t either.
He is the reason no one wanted to perform for the Half-Time Show. So many people believe that the NFL has blacklisted the dude that they boycotted it and called for musicians everywhere to do the same. God forbid Maroon 5, Big Boi, and Travis Scott decide to perform. It’s a 15-minute show in the biggest football game of the year. One that everyone and their mother will be watching. They watch for the sport, not the music. When it comes to a game like this, nobody gives a rip about politics or racism. They only care about one thing–football. Whatever the loud mouths had hoped to achieve has failed, and was always going to fail.
Get over it. Colin Kaepernick is no hero. He is a little-talent player who wanted to be famous so he did something scandalous to get eyes on him. He is one of the most controversial figures of our age, and will always be one. And he certainly has no right trying to interfere with the Super-Bowl, no matter how badly he might want to be suited up on the sidelines.
More on Kaepernick later. I want to finish watching the game.