If you’re not into football, then the Super Bowl can be kind of a snoozefest. But that doesn’t mean you have to be bored throughout the whole game. Of course, there are always the commercials, good, bad and ugly. The halftime shows (and their insane controversies) can also be entertaining. Oh, and the fact that everyone stocks up on chicken wings and booze makes it pretty worthwhile, too. But we gotta say, out of all of the best parts of Super Bowl Sunday, our favorite thing has to be all the crazy, hilarious memes it inspires.
Over the past few years, the Super Bowl memes have poked fun Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine‘s bare chest, Justin Timberlake‘s sense of style, Pink‘s chewing gum habits and Lady Gaga‘s theatrics. Football players like Tom Brady have also found themselves in the line of fire as plenty of people root for (and, more frequently, against) the New England Patriots. This year, as Tom’s new team the Tampa Bay Buccaneers face off against last year’s champs, the Kansas City Chiefs, a whole new gaggle of celebrities and athletes will likely find themselves at the mercy of the internet.
When 2020’s halftime rolled around, singers Jennifer Lopez and Shakira took the stage. Though the performance included a “heartfelt” tribute to Kobe Bryant, who passed away in a helicopter crash just one week earlier, they still had to face the meme treatment. In fact, they got their first taste way before the game even started. When the two stars stepped out at the Pepsi Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show Press Conference, J. Lo looked impeccable in a crisp, white two-piece set. Though Shakira looked equally gorgeous in her ripped jeans and tee, fans joked about their mismatched outfits. “J. Lo = my friends ready to go out. Shakira = me ready to go out,” one Twitter user teased.
This year’s halftime show will feature The Weeknd and though he has yet to announce his guest-performers, fans have already poked a bit of fun on social media. “If The Weeknd is playing this weekend at the Super Bowl, is he really just playing himself?” said one fan. “Bold of The Weeknd to assume he can beat JLo and Shakira’s Super Bowl halftime show performance,” said another. We can’t wait to see what he does (and what becomes meme-worthy) at the performance!
Check out the gallery below for all of our favorite memes from Super Bowls past.