Adam Levine's shirtless Super Bowl appearance prompts backlash

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Like many angry viewers online, Philipps brought up Janet Jackson's 2004 wardrobe malfunction, saying that she "hate [s] the hypocrisy" of male versus female nudity.

Media had dubbed the incident "Nipplegate".

Jackson even issued an apology at the time.

Thank you internet for making a pretty boring halftime show a lot more entertaining. "I apologize to anyone offended - including the audience, MTV, CBS and the National Football League".

Not all of the comments regarding Levine's performance were complimentary.

Similarly, 'Okay. Hold up, ' Oscar-nominated actress Rosie Perez tweeted: "Are they going to go in and penalize #AdamLevine for showing his t**s like they did @JanetJackson? Just asking. @SuperBowl", asked actress Rosie Perez.

'Guys I have REALLY tried to avoid talking about this BUT: do Adam Levine's tattoos and left nipple spell out "BRO" or am I wild, ' one viewer wrote after watching the halftime performance.

Adam Levine may have gone shirtless for part of the 2019 Super Bowl LIII Pepsi Halftime Show - but it was his tank top that stole the show. And we thank our critics for always pushing us to do better.

This sexist discrimination sparks debate at social media sites. First off, we don't know who this fella is but huge round of applause for this selfless act. But like Levine, Rihanna was also on Instagram on Sunday. The hashtag surfaced previous year when Justin Timberlake performed at Super Bowl LII.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Super Bowl 53 had the lowest ratings in more than a decade.

"Super Bowl halftime nipple rules feel inconsistent", ESPN host Katie Nolan tweeted. More than 1.2 million SpongeBob fans signed a Change.org petition to have "Sweet Victory" performed at the halftime show to honor SpongeBob creator Stephen Hillenburg, who died past year.

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