Petition urges Maroon 5 to drop out of SB halftime show, support Kaepernick
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An online petition is calling on Maroon 5 to drop out of the Super Bowl LIII halftime show in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick.

The petition, launched on Change.org, has garnered more than 40,000 signatures as of Thursday afternoon.

"Colin Kaepernick has sacrificed his NFL career to call out violent racism in America, and players across the country have followed his lead," the petition reads. "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."

Variety reported in September that Maroon 5 had "pretty much accepted" an offer to perform at Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta on Feb. 3. Rihanna was also reportedly approached about headlining the halftime show but declined in support of Kaepernick.

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Petition urges Maroon 5 to drop out of SB halftime show, support Kaepernick
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