It's pretty unusual for folks to get upset when Adam Levine takes his shirt off.
We're talking about People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive for 2013 here!
But not long after the Maroon 5 frontman tossed his stop aside while performing in Atlanta for Super Bowl LIII, many social media users jumped online in anger, calling out a double standard after wiping the drool away from their mouths.
Didn't CBS get fined millions of dollars for showing Janet Jackson's nipple for a quarter of a second back in 2004?
How was that such a controversy that it enveloped the country for weeks and weeks... and yet Levine was able to strut around with both his nipples on display for many minutes and nary a drop of backlash was generated?!?
Check out a few smoldering photos of Adam Levine shirtless below and then see what viewers had to say about the incident.
There Goes the Shirt!
Toward the end of his set, Adam Levine went shirtless as part of the Pepsi Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
The Guy Has A LOT of Tattoos
He even has one that just says "California" across his stomach. The singer apparently loves that whole state.
He's Sexy as All Get Out
No one out there is complaining about how Adam Levine looks. How could they, right? Damn, man!
Something is Sexy AND Fishy
But wait a second.... how is it kosher for Adam Levine to go shirtless on stage - and yet the country nearly exploded in controversy when we saw Janet Jackson's nipple for a quarter of a second back when she performed at the 2004 Super Bowl?
In Case You Forgot...
Justin Timberlake pulled off part of Janet's top as part of an orchestrated dance move at halftime of the 2004 Super Bowl. Her nipple very briefly flashed on screen -- and it was pretty much all anyone talked about for the rest of that year.
Twitter remembered this well and many uses immediately complained about the double standard at play.
Where's the Consistency?
Gross! Female Nipples!
Won't Someone Think of the Kids?
But Who Will Spar with Blake on The Voice Then?!?
And That Friend is Me
To Be Clear, There Were Other Complaints, Too
Still, It Mostly Came Back to the Nipples
Levine was Under Fire Even Before He Smoldered on Stage
Many people thought he should have turned down the gig out of support for Colin Kaepernick, to which he simply said: “No one thought about it more than I did. No one put more thought and love into this than I did.”
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