Stirring The Pot: One Celebrity Wants Maroon 5 To Kneel During The Super Bowl Halftime Show; UPDATE: Adam Levine Responds

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Posted: Feb 03, 2019 12:07 PM
Stirring The Pot: One Celebrity Wants Maroon 5 To Kneel During The Super Bowl Halftime Show; UPDATE: Adam Levine Responds

UPDATE

During an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Maroon 5's lead singer, Adam Levine, said the band plans to honor those who believe in social justice, although he wouldn't say exactly what that meant.

“They will be [heard] — that’s all I want to say because I don’t want to spoil anything,” he said, referring to those who support Kaepernick.

“And once again, I like to think that people know where I stand as a human being after two decades doing this. I’m not a speaker. I’m not a public speaker. I do speak, but it’s through the music. My life’s work and what I put out into the universe has been positive and hopefully inspiring.”

Here's the full interview: 

ORIGINAL POST

Celebrities are still up in arms over Collin Kaepernick losing his job, the direct result of his kneeling during the National Anthem. He decided to use the time to "bring awareness" to supposed police brutality and racial inequality. The National Football League saw a huge decline in viewership once other players began to participate as well. Now that the Super Bowl is here, again, Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters wants Maroon 5, the group performing during the halftime show, to kneel in solidarity with Kaepernick.

Waters took to Facebook to explain why the group should stand in solidarity with Kaepernick, just as Pink Floyd did:

There is a petition on Change.org/takeaknee aimed at persuading Maroon 5, Travis Scott and Big Boi to take a knee at halftime on Sunday:

This is my band taking a knee at the end of a gig in Hartford, Connecticut on Sunday 24th of September 2017. We did it in solidarity with San Francisco Quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s gesture of protest against the endemic racism and often deadly force meted out by police departments across this land. It was the third Sunday of Colin Kaepernick’s lock out by the NFL. The message was clear, “Shut your mouth, boy!" Next Sunday will be the 36th Sunday he has been locked out of your national game. This is not a victory for the NFL, it is a defeat, you have denied football fans everywhere the pleasure and the honor of watching one of the greatest quarterbacks who ever played the game, and you have shown your true colors. You can sit in your boardrooms and huff and puff on your cigars in your glass boxes, but your action is a poke in the eye for everything that is decent in America. Colin Kaepernick is an American hero. If the USA is to have a future, it is the Colin Kaepernicks of this world who will lead you there, in fact, it is Colin Kaepernick who is leading you now. My colleagues Maroon 5, Travis Scott and Big Boi are performing during the halftime show at the Super-bowl this coming Sunday, I call upon them to “take a knee” on stage in full sight. I call upon them to do it in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick, to do it for every child shot to death on these mean streets, to do it for every bereaved mother and father and brother and sister. My mother used to say to me, “In any situation there is nearly always a right thing to do, just do it.” So, there you go my brothers, you are faced with a choice, I’m not saying it will be easy, all the Presidents men, all the huffers and puffers, will be royally pissed off, but, $#@%’em, I call upon you to do it because it’s the right thing to do and because somewhere inside you know it.

Love

Roger Waters

Let's see what Maroon 5 decides to do. Hopefully (but not likely) we can have a Super Bowl game focused on the game and not politics.