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From EW:

Unlike years past, the NFL will forego holding a press conference with their 2019 Super Bowl halftime show headliners Maroon 5 ahead of the big show.

A representative for the NFL told PEOPLE in a statement on Tuesday, “Maroon 5 has been working hard on a Pepsi Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show that will meet and exceed the standards of this event. As it is about music, the artists will let their show do the talking as they prepare to take the stage this Sunday.”

“Starting with the Pepsi Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show announcement, we began a cross-platform rollout of behind-the-scenes footage and content from each of the halftime performers,” the statement continued. “Instead of hosting a press conference, this social and digital media rollout will continue through Sunday across our owned and operated media assets as well as through the platforms of the artists.”

WIBC’s Hammer and Nigel broke down the Maroon 5 announcement Wednesday afternoon:


“This is what you maniacal, self-righteous social justice warriors on Twitter get. This is what you get! Even the most liberal figures in the entertainment industry are afraid to answer your dumb questions from an agenda-driven mainstream media. So, screw it! Don’t do it! They made a $500,000 donation to Big Brothers and Big Sisters in conjunction with the NFL and the Super Bowl performance. Screw you!”

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