Very American traditions surround Super Bowl Sunday: great food, overproduced commercials, the Puppy Bowl and having octopus (and other animals) predict the result of the game there are just a few. But in recent years, one tradition has consistently threatened to ruin everyone's fun: right-wingers spend more time fuming over their pet political and cultural grievances than actually enjoying the game.

Sunday night's championship game saw the Kansas City Chiefs defeat the San Francisco 49ers to defend their title and win their fourth franchise title in a nail-biting, overtime-turned first half snoozefest that had fans on the edge of their seats until the final seconds. The game was already primed to be anger-baiting for conservative commentators, who spent the run-up to the game complaining about Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce's relationship with Taylor Swift, while creating unhinged conspiracy theories about the deep state manipulating the game.

And the broadcast was anger-baiting. Here's a summary of everything that angered conservatives on Sunday night.

Taylor Swift drinking a beer

Like most people in the game, Taylor Swift seemed to be having a great time. At one point, the music star, fresh from four shows in Japan, was shown in the cinema drinking a beer – something no one has ever done at a football game.

“Taylor Swift having fun at the Super Bowl drinking beer with Satanists,” wrote right-wing Rumble host Drew Hernandez on X.

“Gross. We don't need to glorify public intoxication,” wrote pro-Trump activist Laura Loomer on X. “Imagine being a father and saying this woman is a role model for your daughter… People want their daughters to be drunk and tall ?account? I prefer my icons to be like Donald Trump: SOBER.

Ice Spice making “satanic” symbols

If Taylor Swift downing her drink wasn't enough to make you clutch your pearls, would you believe that rapper Ice Spice was secretly signaling his support for Satanism while she did it?

Right-wingers went into a frenzy when they realized that the same Swift clip showed Ice Spice making “devil horns” signs with her hands. A symbol so hidden and sinister that there's even an emoji for it: 🤘

“Here's something you don't normally see at the Super Bowl: summoning demons,” former Fox News producer Kyle Becker wrote on X.

Real America's Voice host Ben Bergquam was equally outraged. “God rebuke the wickedness and witchcraft of this generation,” he wrote on X. “Taylor Swift dressed in black while her friend Ice Spice wore an upside down cross making signs to the devil. It's all spiritual warfare. This generation needs Yahshua!”

Jesus announcements were very woke

He Gets Us, a conservative Christian advertising campaign, ran several ads during Sunday's broadcast. The initiative is strongly supported by the billionaire Green family, owners of Hobby Lobby, who have invested millions of dollars in anti-abortion and anti-LGBTQ+ initiatives.

One ad used the biblical story of Jesus washing the feet of his followers as a model to feature images of individuals representing opposing ideologies washing each other's feet: a police officer washing a black man's feet, an anti-abortion protester washing a woman's feet outside a family planning clinic, a priest washing the feet of an LGBTQ+ man – you get the idea. “Jesus washed the feet of friends and enemies. No ego or hate. He humbly loved his neighbors,” the group said wrote on X (formerly Twitter) How can we do the same?”

The ad angered conservative commentators, who accused the organization of promoting a “heretical” message of acceptance and opposing Jesus, but never actually advocating tolerance.

“This organization has millions of dollars to spend on Super Bowl ads, pushing heretical nonsense to a mass audience,” Matt Walsh of the Daily Wire. he wrote.

Travis Kelce pre-game outfit

Travis Kelce arrived at Las Vegas' Allegiant Stadium wearing a shiny black suit. Some on the right couldn't stand how much he was decked out in jewelry. “Straight men don’t dress like that,” wrote Pizzagate conspiracy theorist Jack Posobiec.

“Hi. This is NOT a man. That's all,” he raged. edgelord online Benny Johnson.

Andrea Day singing “Lift Every Voice and Sing”

The Super Bowl has become as much about spectacle and performance as it is about football. During the pregame show, Grammy winner Andrea Day sang the hymn “Lift Every Voice and Sing”, a song often referred to known as “The Black National Anthem.”

The national anthem itself was performed by country singer Reba McEntire, and rapper Post Malone covered “America the Beautiful,” but the inclusion of “Lift Every Voice and Sing” was a step too far for the right, which continues to opposing it. any public display that may reference the struggle of black Americans.

“They are desecrating America's National Anthem by playing something called the 'Black National Anthem,'” Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Florida) wrote on X, adding that he informed his wife they would not watch the game because of the performance.

Former Fox News host Megyn Kelly agreed, writing that “the so-called Black National Anthem does not belong in the Super Bowl. We already have a National Anthem and it includes EVERYONE.”

Pfizer, Travis Kelce and the vaccine

Travis Kelce has already been demonized by the right for his endorsement of the Covid-19 vaccine and his advertising partnership with Pfizer, one of its main producers. The pharmaceutical giant ran an ad during this year's Super Bowl touting its efforts in the field of cancer research — and the conspiracy masterminds couldn't handle it.

“See Pfizer’s Super Bowl ad – targeting… you guessed it – CANCER,” he wrote the Concerned Citizens account, which has more than 180,000 followers. “Did you know that Pfizer's 'mRNA vaccines' tested positive for SV40, which is a known cancer inhibitor? Cancers increase EVERYWHERE after mRNA implantation – create problem, offer solution. Make no mistake, these people are pure evil.”

There is no evidence linking the Covid-19 vaccine to a rise in cancer diagnoses across the country.

Kelce himself has also been criticized by conservative commentators over his vaccination status. After he aggressively complained to Coach Reid about having to sit out a play, the Fever Swamps tried to link his anger to vaccine-induced anger.

“Vaxxed out of his mind,” Daily Wire host Candace Owens wrote.

This is what happens “when you take your 7th Pfizer shot with Bud Light tr***y water”, he wrote commentator Liz Wheeler.

Pro-Trump troll account Cattrud he wrote that they “didn’t watch the Super Bowl” but were
“Enjoying (Kelce’s) roid-rage booster photo and all the funny memes.”

The Chiefs winning the game

In the lead-up to Super Bowl LVIII, long-standing conspiracy theories surrounding the NFL's “scripting” of football seasons have clashed with right-wing conspiracy theorists claiming that Swift's involvement with Kelce is part of a conspiracy. deep state to gain support for the president. Joe Biden in the 2024 elections.

Even after some Republicans joined all the sane and told their more extreme counterparts to tone down the madness, they couldn't fully stem the flow of nonsense.

“So… How long do we have before Taylor Swift starts trying to force Biden down our throats?” The daily thread wrote on X.

“As predicted, KC wins. And, in a dramatic overtime victory too. Stay tuned for more on Taylor$Travis' scripted love story – paid for by Big Pharma. Predictable,” wrote failed GOP candidate Jack Lombardi II.

Hours before the game began, Donald Trump wrote on Truth Social that there was “no way” Swift would support Biden.

“I signed and was responsible for the Music Modernization Act for Taylor Swift and all other musical artists,” he wrote on Sunday. “Joe Biden has done nothing for Taylor and never will. There is no way she can support corrupt Joe Biden, the worst and most corrupt president in the history of our country, and be disloyal to the man who made her so much money.”


Biden's X account poked fun at conspiracy theories after Sunday's game.

“Exactly how we drafted it,” the president captioned a photo of the “Dark Brandon” meme.