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Petition to Maroon 5, adam levine

Maroon 5: Drop Out of the Super Bowl Halftime Show

Rihanna has reportedly turned down the opportunity to perform in front of over 100 million people at the 2019 Super Bowl halftime show. Why? She supports Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who has been exiled from the NFL because of his decision to kneel during the national anthem. Kaepernick risked his career to take a knee for equality, and the NFL punished him for it. Until the league changes their policy and support players’ constitutional right to protest, no artists should agree to work with the NFL. Join me in asking Maroon 5 to drop out of the 2019 Super Bowl halftime show. Rihanna is not the first major artist to turn down the Super Bowl halftime show. Jay-Z turned down a request to perform at the 2017 Super Bowl, and even addressed it in his 2018 song “Apesh*t.” The lyrics say, “I said no to the Super Bowl: you need me, I don't need you. Every night we in the endzone, tell the NFL we in stadiums too," while the music video shows a line of men on one knee. Comedian Amy Schumer has also weighed in, praising Rihanna and encouraging Maroon 5 to follow her lead and step down. Schumer also said that she will refuse to do any commercials that would air during the big game. “Hitting the NFL with the advertisers is the only way to really hurt them," she said. Maroon 5 has made music over the years featuring artists from all genres, including Rihanna, Cardi B and Kendrick Lamar — all of whom have publicly supported Kaepernick in his decision to protest the violent racism sweeping the United States. Maroon 5 must do the same. The band has a chance to stand on the right side of history. If they don’t, they will be remembered for choosing to side with the NFL over its players. The band’s lead singer, Adam Levine, has not shied away from politics in the past. He has been a strong supporter of same sex marriage and LGBT rights. The band even changed the location of a show because the venue supported anti-gay marriage laws. If the band can take a stand for LGBT rights, they should do the same for these players. Colin Kaepernick has sacrificed his NFL career to call out violent racism in America, and players across the country have followed his lead. Rihanna, Jay-Z, Amy Schumer and others have refused to work with the NFL. Maroon 5: Americans look to artists and celebrities as leaders, and you have huge opportunity to use your influence to take a stand. Sign to tell Maroon 5 to drop out of the Super Bowl halftime show in solidarity with Kaepernick and players who #TakeAKnee.  

Vic Oyedeji
71,164 supporters
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Petition to The Jim Henson Company, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, The Muppets Studio

Fix the problems for the 40th Anniversary Edition of "Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas"!

Now, Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas is such a great classic Christmas TV Special. While it first aired back then in 1977, it only aired on Canadian television.  And then, 1 year later, in 1978, it then aired for the first time ever here in the U.S.A., but only on the premium cable channel, HBO.  And then, 2 years later, in 1980, it then aired for the first time ever on over-the-air TV on the Broadcast TV network, ABC, for those that didn't afford either HBO or cable at the time. Now, for the 40th Anniversary Edition DVD and Digital Download re-releases of the TV Special that just came out recently. Now, first off, I only rented the Digital Download format on my iTunes account, I didn't actually buy it, I only, once again, just rented it, so that, I could see what this newly recent print version of the TV Special was like. Now, even though, I am happy that the TV Special on this newly recent print version is uncut and unedited, and that, they restored Kermit the Frog's opening and ending scenes, along with the laundry scene, back into the TV Special, but unfortunately, about what I just saw on this new recently re-release, it's about the 5 BIGGEST complaints that I have about it, that I'm not too happy with! 1st problem: As of what's happening on TV today, and sometimes, but not all the time, on Home Media releases, it's with either any older TV Show, any older TV Special, or any older Made-For-TV Movie, that's in its WRONG Aspect Ratio! And that's exactly what happened! The TV Special was cropped from its original 4x3 Aspect Ratio to fit in HD screen! And it just doesn't look right, it looks like DRECK! And the reason why I'm saying that, is because you are missing more information, that you used to see before, with the cropping of the TV Special! Now, like, for an example here; during the last of the roll of the ending credits, you used to see a whole flock of the flying birds before, but right now, you are only seeing 1/2 to 3/4 of it! And that's how BAD the cropping was! And that, even back then, during the 1970's and 1980's, there were NO such things as 16x9 Widescreen HDTV Sets! 2nd problem: The Jim Henson Company has decided to use heavy use of Digital-Noise-Reduction (DNR) on the TV Special, just so that, they would make it look like HD!  And that, the TV Special was originally shot in Standard-Definition (SD)! And the DNR just doesn't look right, either, it basically just looks plain TERRIBLE! 3rd problem: The Jim Henson Company has also decided to manipulate the Frame-Rate from the TV Special's original 60 Frames-Per-Second (FPS) to 30 FPS, just so that, they would make it look more filmy! And that, the TV Special was originally shot on Videotape! And the Frame-Rate just doesn't look right, either, it's just basically ALL MESSED UP! And that, even some of the shots just really don't look that good at all! 4th problem: Now, even though, Kermit the Frog's opening and ending scenes are, once again, restored back into the TV Special, but unfortunately, Kermit the Frog's 2 bits of off-screen narration have again been excluded! WHY?! WHAT THE HECK?! They could've just restored them back into the TV Special, too! JEEZ! 5th and final problem: Now, also, even though, the TV Special on this newly recent print version is, once again, uncut and unedited, but, also, unfortunately, the fade to black after the opening credits has been hastily replaced with a cross-fade to the next scene! WHY?! WHAT THE HECK?! They could've just left that WHOLE thing ALONE! JEEZ! Now, in the likely event that you don't believe me, I have proof. Here are some images (in their original 4x3 Aspect Ratio), along with the video clip containing those same images (in the awful cropped 16x9 Widescreen version). And now, here are the following images on the following links below: https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/christmasspecials/images/d/de/Chuck.JPG/revision/latest?cb=20071127144521 https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/christmasspecials/images/1/18/Xmasanother17.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20161121211453 https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/christmasspecials/images/c/c8/Emmet-otter-jug-band-christmas-06.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20161201123411 https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/christmasspecials/images/0/05/Alice_%26_Emmet_Confused.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20161123010058 And now, here's the following video clip on the following link below (and be sure to click on where it says Watch Trailer): https://www.amazon.com/Emmet-Otters-Jug-Band-Christmas-Nelson/dp/B075ZJN6ZR/ref=tmm_aiv_swatch_1?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1512390145&sr=1-1 So, for the new recently re-released DVD and Digital Download formats of the 40th Anniversary Edition of the TV Special Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas, I hate to say this, but, I advise you to stay away from it! And please keep on spreading messages to The Jim Henson Company by keeping on telling them that we want the TV Special to be restored back into its original 4x3 Aspect Ratio, and into its original 60 FPS, and non-DNR'd.  And also, please keep on telling them that we want Kermit the Frog's 2 bits of off-screen narration, and the fade to black after the opening credits, restored back into the TV Special.  Because they ought to be ashamed of themselves for what they did to this all-time favorite classic Christmas TV Special!  And if you agree and are with me, please sign this petition.  Thank you.P.S. Also, please check out my Facebook page here:https://www.facebook.com/pleasefixtheproblemsforemmetottersjugbandchristmas/

Ian Cotter
81 supporters