America Agrees: The Black Eyed Peas' Super Bowl Performance Stank

At this year's Super Bowl, the Black Eyed Peas serenaded the nation with a medley of their greatest hits during the game's halftime show. The performance involved some odd futuristic space costumes, a glowing mosh pit of backup dancers, a cameo by Guns and Roses' Slash, and Usher doing a split. It was, as most Superbowl performances go, over the top. But, was it any good?

Polling done by ESPN gives the performance an F. As this map (via ESPN) shows, every single state in the Union gave the Black Eyed Peas a failing grade. At the time of this post almost 53,000 viewers had voted.

blackeyedpeasmapEDIT2.jpg
For state by state results, view the interactive version of this map at ESPN.

Presented by

Rebecca Greenfield is a former staff writer at The Wire.

How a Psychedelic Masterpiece Is Made

A short documentary about Bruce Riley, an artist who paints abstract wonders with poured resin

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register with Disqus.

Please note that The Atlantic's account system is separate from our commenting system. To log in or register with The Atlantic, use the Sign In button at the top of every page.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

How a Psychedelic Masterpiece Is Made

A short documentary about Bruce Riley, an artist who paints abstract wonders with poured resin

Videos

Why Is Google Making Skin?

Hidden away on Google’s campus, doctors are changing the way people think about health.

Video

How to Build a Tornado

A Canadian inventor believes his tornado machine could solve the world's energy crisis.

Video

A New York City Minute, Frozen in Time

This short film takes you on a whirling tour of the Big Apple

Video

What Happened to the Milky Way?

Light pollution has taken away our ability to see the stars. Can we save the night sky?

More in Entertainment

Just In