In addition to barely playing the guitar he made a big show of wearing around his neck, Levine also used the stage to perform a layer-by-layer striptease, eventually ripping off his dizzying tank top during "Moves Like Jagger" — a far less subtle move than the one that got Janet Jackson blacklisted in 2004.
Others were more offended by the teased intro to SpongeBob's Bubble Bowl rendition of "Sweet Victory" — which abruptly cut out and went into Scott's "Sicko Mode."
See some of the less-than-enthusiastic reactions to last night's Super Bowl halftime show.
Oh, and in case you turned off the game during Maroon 5's performance, the Patriots beat the Rams 13–3.
Hi there while you're enjoying this mediocre Maroon 5 halftime please remember a football legend was blacklisted from this entire sport for merely putting his knee on the ground in protest of black people being murdered. Enjoy your pop music!— Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) February 4, 2019
I've been waiting years for these tweets about Maroon 5 and I didn't even know it pic.twitter.com/ZKfQLUPE87— Alex von Tunzelmann (@alexvtunzelmann) February 4, 2019
So Maroon 5 delivered a mediocre halftime show? pic.twitter.com/KXchCNr2pI— Capacity Building Gay (@wallapus87) February 4, 2019
The #PepsiHalftimeShow was disappointing equivalent to going to a restaurant an ordering a coke only to hear they only have Pepsi. So that's fitting— Chongo (Probably Drinking A Coca-Cola) (@ChongoTweet) February 4, 2019
Trying to watch maroon 5's halftime show, wish me luck y'all pic.twitter.com/ab6NcZLTll— جـون وايـن ⭐️ (@justdoxoit) February 4, 2019
Woah woah ... I thought we had strict rules about nipples and the #PepsiHalftimeShow— Matthew Clark (@MatthewClark76) February 4, 2019
I rewatched Beyoncé's halftime show on YouTube instead, because wtf was that #PepsiHalftimeShow— Krystian Florentino (@KrystianKyle) February 4, 2019
This halftime show is worse than when my parents got divorced.— mark hoppus. (@markhoppus) February 4, 2019
Pretty dope that Adam Levine is such a huge blink-182 fan he has CALIFORNIA tattooed across his stomach!!— mark hoppus. (@markhoppus) February 4, 2019
Relive the controversial performance below.