Today, we look at the fiction that is “concern over the Super Bowl halftime show.”
This is the Cronin Theory of Pop Culture, a collection of stuff I’ve noticed over the years that I think hold pretty true.
Every year, the Super Bowl halftime show is a matter of public interest for a little bit, mostly because, well, it is the halftime entertainment for one of the most-watched events of the year, so obviously people are going to pay attention to it.
Some people will get excited for it, some people couldn’t care less who is doing it and once it occurs, people will have reactions from “Wow, I liked that” to “I did not like that” to the ever-common “meh.” And often, something someone does during the performance will irk someone, like someone will curse or say something you find derogatory. That’s all fair enough.
However, no one actually takes the halftime show THAT seriously, so if you see reactions out there that make a really big deal about them, especially before they even AIR, note that these are just cases where people want to get attention and so they’re latching on to something that happens to be in the news at the moment, so don’t play into their attention-seeking ways. Whether it be the people who had the vapors over the Jennifer Lopez/Shakira halftime show a couple of years back or the media personalities who called the rappers performing this year “godless” or “hoodlums” or that he show was “sexual anarchy.”
Don’t buy into it. Remember, no one actually cares THAT much to seriously get upset about the Super Bowl halftime show. Well…unless a breast pops out, that is.