The 2019 Super Bowl held yesterday but there were quite a number of celebrities who boycotted the prestigious sports event.
It would be recalled that during the 2018 season, a few celebrities spoke out that they would be boycotting doing the halftime show, or boycotting doing a 2019 Super Bowl commercial because of the treatment of former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
In the weeks leading to the Super Bowl, many more celebrities have joined in on the boycott after one of the playoff games had a very controversial “no call” – aka a referee did not call a blatant penalty that could have altered the result of the game.
We have gathered a list of celebrities who boycotted the Super Bowl.
In a show of solidarity with Colin Kaepernick, Rihanna reportedly turned down the opportunity to perform at the 2019 Super Bowl halftime show.
In a move similar to Rihanna’s, rap star, Jay Z also reportedly turned down the NFL’s offer to perform at the halftime show in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick. The “I Like It” rapper however appeared in a Pepsi ad campaign for a Super Bowl commercial.
The actress spoke out and said she would not do any Super Bowl commercials in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick.
Harry Connick Jnr.
He took to Instagram to post an open letter to let it known publicly that he is boycotting after the Saints lost the NFC Championship game to the Rams after refs missed a pivotal penalty.
Reigning rap queen, Cardi B is reported to have been in talks to perform at this year’s halftime show but she later confirmed that she
“was not particularly interested in participating because of how she feels about Colin Kaepernick and the whole movement.”
He took to Twitter to reveal he’s boycotting after the Saints lost the NFC Championship game to the Rams after refs missed a pivotal penalty.
She took to Twitter to announce her boycott on Twitter, in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick saying she will not be part of the racist treatment of the NFL star.