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  • One of the best things about the Super Bowl LIII halftime show was everyone making fun of Maroon 5, but one particular reason proved closer to home than others. Frontman Adam Levine donned a patterned tank top for the performance on Sunday, and before he took it off mid-performance (a nipple-baring move that didn't get him in trouble unlike Janet Jackson), some noticed they'd seen this pattern before. SEE ALSO: SpongeBob fans are not happy with that goober of a Super Bowl tribute Twitter user Morgan Jordal posted an image of Levine's singlet side-by-side with some "70s home decor." It's pretty spot on. > YALL as soon as I saw Adam Levine's shirt I said it looked like some 70s home decor, then facebook backed me up pic.twitter.com/nZp99NfdT4 > > -- Morgan Jordal (@morganjordal) February 4, 2019 Soon enough, others noticed the pattern in armchairs, throw pillows, and curtains. > I have the same look....in a chair! #superbowl53halftimeshow #SuperBowl53 #SuperBowl2019 pic.twitter.com/stgb3OKLDf > > -- Kim Campbell (@Klokovsek) February 4, 2019 > Levine-esque curtains exist too!!! pic.twitter.com/K5ANaQ2AZ1 > > -- Jenna Amatulli (@ohheyjenna) February 4, 2019 > My throw pillow is pretty darn close pic.twitter.com/5H6GUPo8Gr > > -- Mario Zuniga (@pontiac20012) February 4, 2019 Pretty close. Levine didn't wear the couch pillow patterned singlet for long though, removing it during the set with the ease and privilege lended to someone who isn't going to be blacklisted by the NFL for getting one's nipples out. Lucky for him. > ahhh that's better #SuperBowl pic.twitter.com/hbdDaNHdXz > > -- Mashable (@mashable) February 4, 2019 ## WATCH: This 10-year-old won a science fair by 'proving' Tom Brady is a cheater
  • When it was first announced that this year’s Super Bowl halftime performer would be Maroon 5 -- a choice so bland, it made 2016’s halftime headliner, Coldplay, seem like GG Allin by comparison -- the news was met with a collective yawn. But it wasn’t long before Adam Levine and company found themselves at the center of the biggest halftime show controversy since Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake’s “Nipplegate” debacle 15 years ago. Maroon 5’s decision to play the Super Bowl -- at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, one of the American capitals of black music (and specifically hip-hop) -- didn’t sit well with some detractors, who saw the move as a snub against ex-San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (who is currently suing the NFL, claiming team owners conspired to keep him out of the league for protesting police brutality against people of color). Nearly 115,000 people signed an online petition urging Maroon 5 to drop out, and celebrities ranging from Amy Schumer to Meek Mill to Ava DuVernay blasted the band. Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters actually asked the band to take a knee during their halftime show, and Kaepernick’s attorney, Mark Geragos, accused Maroon 5 of “crossing the picket line.” Maroon 5 could have silenced their many haters and doubters with a spectacular performance -- just like Gladys Knight, who’d also caught flak for appearing at Super Bowl LIII, did with her gorgeous national anthem performance earlier on Super Bowl Sunday. But Maroon 5 didn’t do that. Instead, they played it safe with what just might be the most underwhelming and instantly forgettable halftime show of all time. There was a rumor, sparked by Levine's exclusive Entertainment Tonight interview, that the band might honor Kaepernik during the halftime show. They didn’t. There was a rumor that Christina Aguilera might show up during “Moves Like Jagger.” She didn’t. There was a rumor that Travis Scott would propose to his girlfriend, Kylie Jenner, onstage. He didn’t. There was even a rumor that Maroon 5 would pay tribute to a hero the entire nation could get behind -- SpongeBob Squarepants creator Stephen Hillenburg, who died in November -- with their beloved SpongeBob theme “Sweet Victory.” (Another online petition, begging the band to perform that song, actually gathered more than 1.2 million signatures.) Maroon 5 could've paraded the SpongeBob characters out for a "Sweet Victory" finale and viewers of all political persuasions would have loved it -- but they didn’t do that either. Twitter was mad. And understandably so.
  • Adam Levine of Maroon 5 performs during halftime of the NFL Super Bowl 53 football game between the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
  • Depuis plusieurs années, le Super Bowl est sujet à de nombreuses polémiques. Cette année encore, le show américain n'a pas échappé à la règle.
  • ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 03: A General View during the Pepsi Halftime Show during Super Bowl LIII between the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots on February 3, 2019 at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
  • ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 03: Adam Levine and Big Boi on stage during the Pepsi Halftime Show during Super Bowl LIII between the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots on February 3, 2019 at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
  • ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 03: A General View of the Pepsi Halftime Show during Super Bowl LIII between the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots on February 3, 2019 at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
  • ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 03: Adam Levine performs during the Pepsi Halftime Show during Super Bowl LIII between the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots on February 3, 2019 at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
  • ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 03: A shirtless Adam Levine performs during the Pepsi Halftime Show during Super Bowl LIII between the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots on February 3, 2019 at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
  • ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 03: A shirtless Adam Levine performs during the Pepsi Halftime Show during Super Bowl LIII between the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots on February 3, 2019 at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
  • ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 03: Adam Levine performs during the Pepsi Halftime Show during Super Bowl LIII between the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots on February 3, 2019 at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
  • ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 03: Conor McGregor and his son Conor Jack McGregor Jr.on the field prior to Super Bowl LIII between the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots on February 3, 2019 at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
  • ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 03: New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) and his daughter Vivian are interviewed by CBS Sports Jim Nance after winning Super Bowl LIII between the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots on February 3, 2019 at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
  • ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 03: New England Patriots players give head coach Bill Belichick a Gatorade shower after winning the Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 3, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. The New England Patriots defeat the Los Angeles Rams 13-3. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
  • ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 03: A general view of action in the second half during Super Bowl LIII between the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 3, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
  • ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 03: New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) and his daughter Vivian hold the Vince Lombardi Trophy after winning Super Bowl LIII between the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots on February 3, 2019 at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
  • ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 03: New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) and his daughter Vivian hold the Vince Lombardi Trophy after winning Super Bowl LIII between the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots on February 3, 2019 at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
  • Los Angeles Rams fans react after their team was defeated 13-3 by the New England Patriots during the Super Bowl LIII in Los Angeles on February 3, 2019. (Photo by Mark RALSTON / AFP) (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
  • ATLANTA, GEORGIA - FEBRUARY 03: James Develin #46 of the New England Patriots celebrates after his teams 13-3 win over the Los Angeles Rams during Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 03, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
  • ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 03: A general view as the the New England Patriots celebrate their 13 to 3 win over the the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 3, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
  • Matthew Slater of the New England Patriots celebrates with the trophy after winning Super Bowl LIII against the Los Angeles Rams at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, on February 3, 2019. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP) (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
  • ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 03: A general view during the Pepsi Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 3, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
  • ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 03: A general view during the Pepsi Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 3, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
  • The New England Patriots mascot celebrates in confetti on the pitch after the New England Patriots won Super Bowl LIII against the Los Angeles Rams at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, on February 3, 2019. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
  • The New England Patriots mascot and cheerleaders celebrate in confetti on the pitch after the New England Patriots won Super Bowl LIII against the Los Angeles Rams at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, on February 3, 2019. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
  • US President Donald Trump speaks to reporters on Air Force One as the Super Bowl plays on a TV at Palm Beach International Airport February 3, 2019 in West Palm Beach, Florida. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
  • ATLANTA, GEORGIA - FEBRUARY 03: The New England Patriots kneel in the endzone prior to the game against the Los Angeles Rams during Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 03, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
  • ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 3: Patriots DB J.C. Jackson collapsed onto the NFL shield at midfield in celebration following New England's victory. The New England Patriots met the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Feb. 03, 2019. (Photo by Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
  • ATLANTA, GEORGIA - FEBRUARY 03: Marcus Peters #22 and Nickell Robey-Coleman #23 of the Los Angeles Rams tackle Rex Burkhead #34 of the New England Patriots in the second half during Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 03, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
  • ATLANTA, GEORGIA - FEBRUARY 03: A general view during Super Bowl LIII between the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 03, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
  • New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady #12 celebrates with his wife Gisele Bundchen and his children Vivian Lake Brady, Benjamin Rein Brady and John Edward Thomas Moynahan during the post-game of Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia on Feb. 3, 2019. (Photo by Anthony Behar/Sipa USA)