This is simultaneously amusing and unsurprising. At the end of the Superbowl’s halftime show, which featured such names as Coldplay, Beyoncé and Bruno Mars, they finished off with a lovely colourful message of “believe in love”.
This colourful display, which you can see below, was enough to bring out the critics who somehow translated this to NFL “promoting homosexuality”.
All the Halftime performance did was try to promote homosexuality.
— #JetIsBad (@Jetisbad) February 8, 2016
Soooo we’re gonna overlook the fact that the Super Bowl halftime performance sent out a CLEAR homosexuality message — God’s Princess (@iMamazing_RENEE) February 8, 2016
Why do they have to support homosexuality during the halftime show??? #itsfootball
— Koyie Duft (@koyie_duft) February 8, 2016
Is this a gay pride concert or the Super Bowl halftime show? Only in San fran…smh — Mr. Brad (@EggerBrady) February 8, 2016
Nothing against being gay, but can I please watch the Super Bowl half time show and not have to it be all about promoting homosexuality
— isabelle schneider (@schneisa000) February 8, 2016
They are seriously promoting homosexuality smh. Super Bowl halftime is dead — Siciid Shire (@siciidshiire_) February 8, 2016
The whole stadium in rainbow colors. Could they be a little more direct with the gay propaganda?
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) February 8, 2016
In actual, observable reality, this wash of colour was actually down to Coldplay. It’s a reference to the art on their album, A Head Full of Dreams. But no! It’s a rainbow, so it must be “promoting homosexuality”. I wonder how these people feel about actual rainbows, or the ones you see in oil puddles?
Thankfully, we also have an example of someone being sensible on Twitter (will wonders never cease).
“I thought the Super Bowl was about football not gay pride” no it’s about muscled men in jockstraps and tights humping & fighting for a ball
— Common Gay Boy (@CGBPosts) February 8, 2016