Adam Levine thanks you for hating Maroon 5's Super Bowl performance

Is Adam Levine going shirtless double standards

First, critics panned Maroon 5's Super Bowl halftime performance.

Anyway, lead singer of Maroon 5, Adam Levine, has responded to the harsh criticism with an Instagram post and it's probably worse than the actual performance from Sunday. Now, the band's frontman Adam Levine is speaking out about the thought process behind his decision to take the high-profile, but controversial job. The recent Adam Levine's Super Bowl Topless Controversy has become a flourishing grapevine. Timberlake's and Jackson's career suffered a lot.

Viewers promptly went wild with fashion critiques upon its reveal, with several twit wits even posting side-by-side photo comparisons declaring Levine's dirt-toned shirt a throwback to drab '70s decor.

Close up: The tattoo'd letters are actually a "D" and "R" for Levine's eldest daughter, Dusty Rose. He stated, "No one thought about it more than I did". And while our native Mainer isn't covered in ink quite like Adam Levine, that just means there's more room for creativity. He makes the stereotype of white people having no rhythm true'.

"[Adam Levine's] shirt so reminds me of one of our pillows", someone else tweeted.

They accepted the invitation to play the event after Rihanna and Cardi B reportedly turned it down, amid the row between the National Football League and player Colin Kaepernick. His comment refers to the highly-publicized struggle to book this year's acts, with notable celebrities such as Rihanna and Cardi B refusing to perform and choosing to stand in solidarity with Kaepernick's protest against police brutality.

Maroon 5′s decision to play the Superbowl had already proved to be a controversial one.

The three-time Grammy winner's Pepsi-sponsored 13-minute slot went on despite 115K outraged fans signing a Change.org petition demanding they drop out to show in solidarity with Kaepernick.