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From Lip Sync Fails To Bizarre Commercials, Here Are 12 Awkward Moments From The 2022 Super Bowl

The best part of the show, TBH.

On Sunday, the Cincinnati Bengals faced off against the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LVI. Better than the touchdowns, interceptions, or field goals are the awkward moments throughout the show.

A member of the LA Rams talking to a referee on the field

So, here are some of those awkward AF moments:

1. For starters, there were an overwhelming amount of crypto commercials:

ICYMI 👀 Now that we have your attention we'd like to announce that we're giving away $15 in BTC to anyone who joins Coinbase by 2/15. Click below for more info and RT to tell your friends! Sign up and see terms here → https://t.co/fKHisXZJJc

Twitter: @coinbase

The next ₿ig thing is here, even if Larry can’t see it. We’re giving away 7.54 #bitcoin right now to celebrate! How to enter: 1) Watch our ad! 2) Follow us 3) Retweet this by 11:59 pm EST Four lucky winners! #FTXContest No Purch Nec. Subject to T&C: https://t.co/7oCC4YUk0M

Twitter: @FTX_Official

when another crypto add starts playing #SuperBowl

Twitter: @outcastlist / Via HBO

at least half the super bowl commercials are gonna be crypto or nft related so just prepare yourself mentally now

Twitter: @Pol

2. The Polestar commercial appeared to take some jabs at Tesla, promising "no conquering Mars" and "no greenwashing."

Polestar fires shots at Tesla and Volkswagen, promises ‘no compromises’ in Super Bowl ad https://t.co/DbgssWREF5


People thought it was a shot at Tesla because its founder and CEO, Elon Musk, has said he plans to get an orbit to Mars by 2024. The company has also been accused of greenwashing, or really overselling and overstating how eco-friendly the company is. More on that here.

3. But speaking of, a lot of viewers voiced their discontent for the ads this year:

Super Bowl commercials don’t hit like they used to 😒

Twitter: @jordanxdavis99

These Super Bowl commercials have fallen well short of their mystique so far or am i expecting a little too much❓

Twitter: @ochocinco

4. People also called out the awkward celeb pairings in the commercials this year, like Brie Larson and Eugene Levy for Nissan:

Eugene Levy is stylin' and profilin' in this Nissan ad #SuperBowl


5. And Tommy Lee Jones and Leslie Jones for Toyota:

Just try to keep up. The all-new 2022 #Tundra: https://t.co/WusALuIuQE. #LetsGoPlaces


6. Singer Mickey Guyton — who sang the National Anthem — was incorrectly labeled Jhené Aiko, who sang "America the Beautiful," SMH.

7. Kanye West attended — and probably paid a shit ton of money — just to watch the game like this:

8. Doja Cat made this face on the jumbotron:

The Weeknd, Doja Cat, Cardi B, Offset and Shaq at the #SuperBowl. (via @plvmwine)


9. Gwyneth Paltrow bit into her "This Smells Like My Vagina" Goop candle in the Uber Eats commercial:

10. 50 Cent suffered a lip sync fail during his surprise performance of "In Da Club":

How you gonna be in the industry for that many years and fuck up your own lipsync.. 💀😂😂😂 #SuperBowlLVI #SuperBowl #lipsync


(Happens around 0:28)

11. And people called out Eminem for seemingly lipping to a pre-recorded track for the one song he performed, "Lose Yourself":

Anyone else catch Eminem lip syncing? 🤣😂🤣😂. Lowers the mic and he was still magically singing.

Twitter: @TonightsCode

I love how Eminem’s voice still plays when he pulls the mic away and stops rapping. Lip sync’d prerecorded audio.

Twitter: @Eaglebauer
Twitter: @shemustbe18

12. And lastly, referees missed this blatant penalty, where you can see Jalen Ramsey's helmet clearly being pulled by Tee Higgins:

Bengals’ Tee Higgins gets away with a clear facemask on Rams’ Jalen Ramsey. Refs miss it, and Cincinnati takes the lead in #SuperBowl


You can read more Super Bowl coverage here.