Their halftime performance at Super Bowl LIII was no exception.
Nobody captured this cultural collapse better than Twitter.
Maroon 5's Adam Levine performs at the halftime show of the 2019 Super Bowl. I've heard playlists at CVS pharmacy that had more bite than this show.
Compared to the energy bands like The Rolling Stones have brought to the Super Bowl stage in previous years and the incredible production values musicians like Lady Gaga have put forth, Maroon 5 was just ... boring.
Guest performers included rappers Travis Scott and Big Boi. But it was a cameo by SpongeBob SquarePants rocking out to Sweet Victory on the big screen that appeared to steal the show.
And while some tweeted praise for Sunday's halftime entertainment, in this politically polarized time, a beloved cartoon character and a shirtless Levine stalking the stage weren't enough to win over every critic.
Maroon 5 began the show with an ethereal performance of "Harder to Breathe' as plumes of fire raced around the outer edge of the M-shaped stage".
"I got to sacrifice a lot of money to perform".
Kaepernick is known for protesting racial injustice in 2016, by taking a knee during the national anthem.
Maroon 5, a harmless pop band, took the job in January and became the target of backlash for doing so. Justin Timberlake headlined the show previous year with minimal fuss (aside from references to his "Nipplegate" involvement), and in 2017 Lady Gaga was the main attraction.
Levine posted a message on Instagram immediately following the show which received a warmer reception from fans than the performance got on social media.