Brutal reactions to Meghan Trainor’s NFL kickoff performance
It seems many social media users were not amused that Meghan Trainor was featured in the 2019 NFL kickoff ceremony.
Prior to the league’s first regular season game between the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers on Thursday, the singer took the stage to the disapproval of many.
In fact, she was a trending topic on Twitter for much the evening.
Why is Body Shamer Meghan Trainor trending?
— Lord Tee (@tlecavs) September 6, 2019
"To kick off the 100th season of football please welcome Meghan Trainor!" pic.twitter.com/Z7cz267D4E
— 🅱️oyo (@BrettRichJ18) September 5, 2019
Nothing screams FOOTBALL IS BACK like Meghan Trainor pic.twitter.com/NoJeLfPt9k
— caroline (@_supcaroline) September 5, 2019
maybe nfl fans would still be hype if it was jerm bot and not meghan trainor pic.twitter.com/fOgOEShix3
— ✧ j e n n a ✧ (@dreamersgetaway) September 6, 2019
— Ari Follow Trick (@FollowAriBoca) September 6, 2019
Meghan Trainor on @NFL opening night means someone lost a bet.
— Jym Dingler (@JymDingler) September 6, 2019
Meghan Trainor?? pic.twitter.com/W8YPYxgvBU
— Kat🤞 (@ruephoriaa) September 6, 2019
Footage from the performance shows the live audience was none-too-impressed, either.
— CBS Chicago (@cbschicago) September 5, 2019
Still, some thought the criticism and negative comments were unnecessary.
i’m in no way a Meghan Trainor fan but fat shaming ain’t it https://t.co/f3RbWRG5iq
— Chris McCutie (@chrismccutie) September 6, 2019
@Meghan_Trainor Hi. I wanted to say some encouraging words to a full figured woman like myself. I recently saw you perform and I thought it was tasteful and bold in a world where if you not starving thin you suppose to crawl under a rock and hide. Not so. You go with the self
— Junette Rimmer (@junniebelle) September 6, 2019
This is the world we live in: everyone is a hater. And why? Just why? I cannot imagine the pressure this chick is under and then to have nothing but haters commenting. Y'all should be ashamed of yourselves.
— Texas Breakfast 💙🌊 (@texasbreakfast1) September 6, 2019
when everyone is dragging @Meghan_Trainor by her lace front on openning for football like calm down let her get her bag
— devyne (@_datboydev_17) September 6, 2019
“women should support & lift up other women”
meanwhile all of you want to hate on meghan trainor for absolutely nothing.
— jayda (@jaydaxangel) September 6, 2019
This is an unpopular opinion but I feel a *tiny* bit bad for Meghan Trainor. She means well even if it’s super off base and now she just gets roasted on here 24/7 😩
— Your Worst Nightmare (@Sweetnpsychobih) September 6, 2019
Trainor’s appearance was part of a collaboration between rapper Jay-Z’s Roc Nation, the NFL and the social justice platform Inspire Change. The live action was shown by NBC and NFL Network.
She was scheduled before hip-hop artist Meek Mill’s performance.
The crowd during Meek Mill’s performance vs Meghan Trainor’s pic.twitter.com/22wldKxuIN
— Kathiana (@iconkathiana) September 6, 2019
Meek mill didn’t get unfairly incarcerated for as long as he did just to be Jay-Z’s pawn and have to do a concert with Meghan Trainor #FreeMeek
— Javon Wims Burner Account (@CoveysBurner) September 6, 2019
Others even juxtaposed the announcement of Nicki Minaj’s retirement as a gateway for Trainor’s opportunity.
so you mean to tell me that nicki minaj is trending because she’s retiring and meghan trainor is trending for an nfl performance? lord please tell me this is backwards 😔 pic.twitter.com/Iwt0SXFkE8
— kennedy 👩🏻🍳 (@babyurout) September 6, 2019
nicki walked so meghan trainor could run
— Billie goat eyelash (@RottedElbowz) September 6, 2019
Samson X Horne is a Tribune-Review digital producer. You can contact Samson at 412-320-7845, [email protected] or via Twitter .