Thousands of people are compelling Maroon 5 to drop out of the Super Bowl Halftime Show.
About a month ago, it was reported that Rihanna declined to perform for the league’s biggest game in support of Colin Kaepernick, the previous 49ers QB who’s in a progressing collusion case with the NFL.
The 31-year-old player filed a grievance against the association in 2017, guaranteeing he was boycotted for his peaceful protest against police brutality. From that point forward, numerous fans, big names, and activists have made a move against the NFL for their treatment of Kaepernick. One of these people is Vic Oyedeji, the man behind the Change.org request for Maroon 5 to drop out of the Super Bowl Halftime Show.
“Maroon 5 has made music over the years featuring artists from all genres, including Rihanna, Cardi B, and Kendrick Lamar—all of whom have publicly supported Kaepernick in his decision to protest the violent racism sweeping the United States. Maroon 5 must do the same,” the petition reads. “The band has a chance to stand on the right side of history […] Rihanna, JAY-Z, Amy Schumer, and others have refused to work with the NFL. Maroon 5: Americans look to artists and celebrities as leaders, and you have huge opportunity to use your influence to take a stand.”