Adam Levine and Maroon 5 received a middling to negative reaction for their halftime show at Super Bowl LIII on Sunday, and one particular part of the show made waves.
Late in the set, Levine went shirtless, leading to plenty of comparisons to Janet Jackson.
So it’s okay when Adam Levine shows a nipple, but when Janet Jackson does it, everyone loses their mind pic.twitter.com/M1YAHJqoJ4
— Mark Hannan (@mdhannan94) February 4, 2019
— nyoldman (@NYDoorman) February 4, 2019
— Yardbarker (@yardbarker) February 4, 2019
Janet Jackson is wondering why this Maroon 5 dude is allowed to strip at the Super Bowl
— Stefan Bondy (@SBondyNYDN) February 4, 2019
Adam Levine officially the first topless halftime performer since Janet Jackson.
— Jeff Schultz (@JeffSchultzATL) February 4, 2019
friendly reminder that janet jackson got blacklisted for doing what adam levine just did
— Korey Kuhl (@koreykuhl) February 4, 2019
Back in 2004, Janet Jackson’s breast was exposed during the Super Bowl halftime show, causing a controversy and the inclusion of the term “wardrobe malfunction” in our lexicon. CBS was fined by the FCC for the display, yet nothing will happen with Levine going shirtless.