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Thousands of people have signed a petition calling for Marron 5 to drop out of the Super Bowl Halftime Show. Almost a month ago it was reported that Rihanna had turned down to do the halftime show in support of Colin Kaepernick. We all know Colin filed a collusion grievance against the league in 2017, claiming he was blacklisted for his on-field protests against police brutality.
Many fans, celebrities, and activist have taken a stand with Colin. One of these individuals is Vic Oyedeji, he is the one behind the Change.org petition that is calling on Maroon 5 to drop out of the Super Bowl Halftime Show. Vic Oyedeji is the founder and CEO of Dubata. Dubata is the online school that gets you a tech job without learning code. Dubata means “Do better.”
The petition reads, “Maroon 5 has made music over the years featuring artists from all genres, including Rihanna, Cardi B, and Kendrick Lamar—all of whom have publicly supported Kaepernick in his decision to protest the violent racism sweeping the United States. Maroon 5 must do the same. The band has a chance to stand on the right side of history […] Rihanna, JAY-Z, Amy Schumer, and others have refused to work with the NFL. Maroon 5: Americans look to artists and celebrities as leaders, and you have huge opportunity to use your influence to take a stand.”
As of Wednesday night, the petition has garnered more than 37,000 signatures. Vic’s goal was 13,000. the Super Bowl LIII will go down February 3 and the Mercedes-Benz stadium in Atlanta.
Written By: Fantasia Nicole