The NFL’s Thanksgiving halftime shows are always under intense scrutiny, and Bebe Rexha’s at the Lions vs. Bills game was no different.
Rexha — a pop singer known for her 2013 hit “The Monster” — put together a rather interesting halftime show for her performance in Detroit.
However, the fans on hand at Ford Field wouldn’t know much about it. They weren’t really able to see it.
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For some reason, the stage that Rexha was performing on was tucked away in the corner of the stadium. That made it impossible for fans to see it without looking at the Jumbotron.
That led to confusion among the fans, who ended up booing Rexha’s performance as a result.
she’s hard to seesee rexha :/ pic.twitter.com/BWyIllL64I
— katherine fitzgerald (@kfitz134) November 24, 2022
NFL: we need this to be an amazing halftime show, we got you Bebe Rexha.
Lions: yes very good, put her in the corner of the main atrium so no one can see her. pic.twitter.com/kiiQAL3GwJ
— Weapons 4 Weight Loss (@Weapons4WL) November 24, 2022
It’s understandable that fans would feel this way given that the NFL had sold them a bill of goods that included a top-notch halftime show. But once again, the league had a bit of trouble meshing sports with entertainment in a harmonious manner.
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That wasn’t the only strange element within Rexha’s brief performance. It opened with her standing on a stage stationary while a camera rotated around her.
This went on for quite some time, and viewers across the country poked fun at the dizzying opening.
The entire country is now hurling Turkey and Mashed Potatoes because of the start to Bebe Rexha’s performance… pic.twitter.com/ybbVimXXPo
— Hunter Baumgardt (@hunterbonair) November 24, 2022
After that, the camera work evened out, and NFL fans got to enjoy Rexha’s show from the comfort of their couches. That spawned several comments from savvy social media users that ranged from praise of the pop star’s performance to questions about it.
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Below were some of the best reactions to it.
Watched my grandpa throw up on his rug watching Bebe Rexha at halftime bc the camera kept spinning around
— sandwich fan (@ma10productions) November 24, 2022
— Jackie Daytona (@spacecadetkelli) November 24, 2022
Me to Bebe Rexha: pic.twitter.com/DHOdAXy3YV
— Vannzee (@thevannzee) November 24, 2022
Hey CBS cut it out with the spinning cameras and strobe lights on the Bebe Rexha halftime show. It’s noon on Thanksgiving and some people are hungover.
— _ (@BurlRolett) November 24, 2022
If you watched the bebe rexha halftime show and now suffer from vertigo, you may be entitled to compensation
— paulie (@paulkendrickfey) November 24, 2022
Bebe Rexha tho pic.twitter.com/px5U9yjMGd
— Damian/Damo 🏴☠️ (@lorrddamo) November 24, 2022
Certainly, Rexha’s show wasn’t universally loved by those watching across the country.
But hey, at least they were able to see it easily.
Bebe Rexha was getting boo’d here in Detroit for not even being visible from the crowd during her performance. Lmao. pic.twitter.com/kKKlmzYhwR
— NoShaveDave (@NoShaveDaveee) November 24, 2022
Detroit fans watching the Bebe Rexha halftime show like… pic.twitter.com/TMyRSv2BgW
— Paulie G (@PaulGOSZ) November 24, 2022