Madonna's serious backlash after SuperBowl announcement
Madonna is no stranger to controversy, but this time, it is not because of her crazy fashion or shocking song lyrics; this is quite a different situation. After the singer was chosen to perform at the Super Bowl 2012 halftime show, many not only disagreed with the choice, but football fans in fact seem outraged. Why is this choice so controversial? Is the singer simply a has-been that people are tired of?
The announcement came on Sunday that Madonna would perform at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis for Super Bowl XLVI in 2012, and the overall reaction has been quite negative. The Facebook page for one news station in Indianapolis displayed a poster that exclaimed, “The first Super Bowl we get to host. They pick her? They should have gotten someone from Indiana.” Some say that a good choice would have been John Mellencamp, Guns N’ Roses lead singer Axl Rose, or even Janet Jackson, who grew up in Gary, Indiana.
Madonna is a superstar of such iconic status–up there with Cher and Tina Turner–that it is hard to think of anyone reacting negatively to seeing her perform. But perhaps her poppy, girlish songs are not…well, manly enough for football? Previous performers for the show include Tom Petty, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney and U2. (Of course, the NFL broke the classic rock tradition by bringing the Black Eyed Peas in last year.) Another angered fan wrote of this year’s choice: “Leave it to the NFL to screw up a good thing.”
Does Madonna deserve such heavy criticism? Do you think that people will actually boo her during the halftime show, or do you think that people will be pleasantly surprised by her performance?
Lets be honest, the only reason why the football fans would be mad at madonna performing at the superbowl is because most of the people at the game would consist of "macho" men who would be too embarassed to ***** pop to a madonna tune infront of everyone
If Janet Jackson was ever allowed to perform at the Superbowl again the ratings would be MASSIVE! Everyone would be watching to see if her titty will come out again lmao It could happen Nelly has performed twice b4
bc this news source you posted is something that the masses of ppl see and agree with. Bc its obviously bigger than ESPN, RollingStone, ABC, New York Times, ETC. Your obviously still pressed from the thread last night of Elton loosing.
The Facebook page for one news station in Indianapolis displayed a poster that exclaimed, “The first Super Bowl we get to host. They pick her? They should have gotten someone from Indiana.” Some say that a good choice would have been John Mellencamp, Guns N’ Roses lead singer Axl Rose, or even Janet Jackson, who grew up in Gary, Indiana.
A shady ass mess.
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