Vocal criticism of their choice has come from other celebrities like comedian Amy Schumer, who didn't shy away from calling out the band, writing "I think it would be cool if @maroon5 backed out of super bowl like @badgalriri Did".
Kavitha Davidson, an ESPN writer, tweeted that the performance was like the "Fyre Festival" of halftime shows. This was largely due to their treatment of former San Fransisco 49er player Colin Kaepernick. Since his protest, Kaepernick has not been able to play football professionally.
Marooon 5 managed to avoid political preaching during its Super Bowl LIII halftime show - but the band also forgot to be entertaining.
Considering all the controversy of Super Bowl halftime shows over the years, this one was relatively incident free. The announcement was met with extreme apathy.
The Dallas Stars gave the masses what they want: A "Spongebob Squarepants" halftime show.
The creator of the children's program Hillenburg died in November after a battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
"I've never been more excited in my life to present this to the people because I believe that it's truly a reflection of all of us", Levine said.
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Sonny is like a battery that you have - you work, work, work until the battery is gone. Why? Never", Pochettino replied when asked if he would be cheering on Arsenal .
Squidward recruits the denizens of Bikini Bottom, including all of the cartoon's recognizable characters, into the band.
The choice of the pop rock act was meant to "please fans - and corporate overlords - eager for a halftime show that put politics aside for a few sweet moments", wrote the Los Angeles Times.
Colunga set a goal to obtain 1.5 million signatures on the petition.
"All that Spongebob hype for the halftime show and we got two seconds - the lamest two seconds - of Sweet Victory", wrote another.
Fireworks heralded the beginning (and end) of Maroon 5's performance as they played on a stage in the shape of an M and started with their early hits Harder to Breathe and This Love.