The upcoming Super Bowl in 2024, scheduled for February 11, has sparked a wave of comments, including from rock musician Ted Nugent, who expressed his discontent for not being considered for the halftime performance.
Ted Nugent took to his X social media profile to share his feelings through a meme reminiscent of those popular in the 2010s, featuring a photo of himself with the caption:
“Whenever you’re ready for a real halftime show, give me a call.”
This post attracted a mix of reactions, including several users who criticized Nugent’s claim to a halftime show spot. One user challenged Ted Nugent’s entertainment value, while another humorously remarked on Nugent’s relevance to current times, citing a performance of his that seemed out of sync with today’s mainstream entertainment expectations. A third commenter quipped about the potential monotony of Nugent’s setlist, referencing his well-known hit “Cat Scratch Fever.”
Interestingly, among those voicing support for Ted Nugent’s Super Bowl aspirations was Congressman Ronny Jackson, who suggested Nugent would have been a superior choice for the halftime show, especially in light of the 2023 Super Bowl’s opening performance of ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’ by Sheryl Lee Ralph and the subsequent Navy flyover led by an all-female pilot team. Jackson’s comment seemed to echo a sentiment found in certain right-wing circles, although he did not elaborate on his reasons.
For the 2024 Super Bowl halftime show, the organizers have announced Usher as the featured performer, a choice that likely aims to draw a broad and diverse audience.
— Ted Nugent (@TedNugent) February 9, 2024