Every year around Super Bowl time, the media tends to put out lists of “the best Super Bowl halftime performances of all time” or whatever. Of course, since a certain “documentary” aired two years ago, a lot of those lists have intentionally left off the most important person, in an attempt to erase him from Super Bowl history.
Except, that is never going to happen, and here are five reasons why.
5: We Won’t Allow It
Nope. We won’t. Michael trended during the Super Bowl yet again because, despite the media’s best efforts, the public still hasn’t forgotten who started it all.
For me, the most notable attempt this year was from The Oregonian.
If you haven’t seen it already, click on the image to go to the tweet and see the ratio, because it’s a beautiful thing. Here are a few of my favorite replies:
You tried it, Oregonian. You failed. You and all the other media outlets that want the woke points for removing Michael from their lists are never going to succeed in erasing him because his fans, and even some non-fans, are done with this shit. You will be called out on it every time we see it.
4: He Used His Performance to Promote Healing the World and Civil Rights
The whole reason Michael agreed to perform at the Super Bowl was to promote his new Heal the World foundation.
So not only did he plan and execute a legendary performance, he included a message that was very important to him.
Speaking of important messages…
That’s right, Michael used his platform to promote humanitarianism, environmentalism, education AND civil rights. Anyone who says Michael was living in a fantasy world can STFU right now. You want to talk about being truly woke, there it is, right there. ⬆️
So, if the media wants to erase Michael from the Super Bowl, and they most certainly do, then that has to mean they want to erase all the messages and charity he included in his performance, too. Doesn’t that cancel out the woke points they think they scored by removing him from their lists, though?
Well, I guess no one said their agenda to destroy Michael’s legacy was based on intelligence…
3: He Influenced All Pop Acts After Him
Beyonce, Bruno Mars, Usher, Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga, The Black Eyed Peas, Missy Elliot… these are all artists who have been inspired by Michael Jackson and performed at the Super Bowl. Look at Beyonce up there, she took it to the highest level.
Not to mention quite a few people said they got MJ vibes from The Weeknd’s performance. (Personally, I don’t see it, but others do, so I suppose it counts.)
I have no doubt that every single artist who performed a halftime show had Michael in the back of their minds while preparing for it. And if any of them didn’t, they definitely should have, since…
2: He Set the Standard Immediately
Seriously, how many halftime shows have reached the level of Michael’s? NONE. (Well, except Prince’s, of course.)
Not only did he set the standard for all future shows, he did it right off the bat. BAM. DONE. BYE.
I’ve recently seen fans of other artists say their performances were better, or more iconic. Uh, I hate to break it to them, but they’re wrong.
None of the artists who were supposedly better have ever out performed Michael in any other venue, so what makes their stans think they did it at the Super Bowl? *cough*delusion*cough* *cough*insecurity*cough*
He set the standard, he set it high and every other artist after him has tried, and failed, to reach it. (Again, except Prince.)
1: He Created the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show
Yes, there had been Super Bowl halftime shows featuring famous acts before Michael, but who even remembers them? I was today years old when I learned New Kids on the Block performed in 1991.
But the point is, prior to Michael Jackson, there was no Super Bowl halftime show. It was only because of him that the tradition of major headlining acts performing during halftime even became a thing. He not only helped save the Super Bowl and influenced other performers after him, he invented the Super Bowl halftime show, nay, spectacular.
So get it through your damn heads, media: YOU WILL NEVER ERASE MICHAEL JACKSON FROM SUPER BOWL HISTORY. He is simply too important to it for that to ever happen. Stay mad about it.
Okay, now that that’s done, let’s watch this legendary show again and remember how freakin’ great it is.