The Buffalo Bills led the Detroit Lions, 17-10, at halftime of their Thanksgiving contest at Ford Field in Michigan. Unfortunately for fans, the game-day experience quickly went off the rails with the planned halftime performance by American pop star Bebe Rexha.
Viewers at home were treated to nauseating swirls of the cameras around Rexha’s visage.
The CBS Thanksgiving Halftime Show, brought to you by Vertigo. pic.twitter.com/Bi6feF1wi4
— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) November 24, 2022
“The CBS Thanksgiving Halftime Show, brought to you by Vertigo,” Awful Announcing joked.
The experience wasn’t much better for Lions fans in attendance, either. Organizers made the curious choice of putting Rexha on a faraway stage that most fans couldn’t see.
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
Those in attendance also made their voices heard.
fans booing the weird halftime performance where nobody knows where anybody is at or where the music is coming from.
— Benjamin Raven (@BenjaminSRaven) November 24, 2022
“Fans booing the weird halftime performance where nobody knows where anybody is at or where the music is coming from,” tweeted Benjamin Raven.
And the rest of the NFL world was quick to join the dogpile.
did anyone else just get motion sickness from this halftime show or….??
— Jenna Harner (@JennaHarner11) November 24, 2022
“Did anyone else just get motion sickness from this halftime show or….??” asked Jena Harner.
This halftime show is very confusing. #Lions
— Amelia (@AmeliaHammy) November 24, 2022
“This halftime show is very confusing,” another fan wrote.
Not everyone hated it, though.15
— FAT BOY™ (@Fatboy933) November 24, 2022
“Bebe Rexha did a good job I thought,” wrote one fan.
The Bills led the Lions, 19-14, midway through the third quarter.