A Wall Street Journal reporter just broke the news that Coldplay will be the musical act for the halftime show at Super Bowl 50. Twitter has already erupted in “outrage.”
Coldplay songs I can’t wait to hear @ Super Bowl: 1. Yellow 2. Viva La Vida 3. Paradise 4. Chamomile Tea 5. Lint Roller 6. GOOP Page Views
— Ira Madison III (@ira) December 3, 2015
Thank you, Coldplay, for saving me from a billion “I’m only watching this game for halftime” Super Bowl tweets.
— Joe Reid (@joereid) December 3, 2015
Super Bowl ZZZ
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) December 3, 2015
Taken in isolation, those are all valid responses to this news. You have every right to think that you will not enjoy a Coldplay set during the halftime show. But there’s a point at which this frustration becomes futile and draining.