Colin Kaepernick's kneeling protest spawned thousands and thousands of conversations throughout the nation, which is strictly what wanted to be executed. The matter of police brutality and institutionalized racism was mentioned on each main information station for over a 12 months as Kaep's protests grew to become a nationwide spotlight. When Kaep misplaced his job and was blackballed by the NFL, the tradition as an entire stood behind him. He is at present tied up in a lawsuit towards the NFL, so artists akin to Rihanna and Jay-Z have spoken out about distancing themselves from the Superbowl. When Maroon 5 accepted the provide to carry out in the course of the Superbowl Halftime Show, petitions have been signed and followers have been outraged.
Adam Levine responded to the criticism on Entertainment Tonight, stating, “No one put extra thought and love into this than I did...I spoke to many individuals. Most importantly, although, I silenced all of the noise and listened to myself, and made my choice about how I felt." Colin Kaepernick’s legal professional, Mark Geragos, stopped by Good Morning America to name Levine's response a "cop-out." “If you’re going to cross this ideological or mental picket line, then personal it, and Adam Levine actually isn’t proudly owning it,” Geragos stated. “It’s a cop out if you begin speaking about, ‘I’m not a politician; I’m simply doing the music,’ ” he continued. “Most of the musicians who've any type of consciousness in anyway perceive what’s occurring right here.”