I think I may be missing something. I didn’t watch the Super Bowl (because I’m in London and I don’t really care that much about American football). Then I heard all of this uproar about Janet Jackson exposing her breast. Now, I thought that she had actually exposed her entire breast (you know nipple and all), and even then I did not see the big deal.
Maybe that’s because over here we allow that on TV – probably for three reasons:
1) It’s just a piece of flesh
2) We see guys’ nipples on TV all the time and it’s the same thing (only again slightly fleshier – of course this depends on the weight of the guy I suppose).
3) Most of the population have seen breasts (They either have them, have seen them at the beach, have seen them at a pool, have seen them in artwork. I doubt there are many people who do not know what a breast looks like)
Over here we all know that Americans can be very uptight about what they put on TV (And maybe that’s a good thing and maybe it’s a bad thing…I don’t know) but this is just ridiculous.
And when I finally watch this “shocking breast exposure” I could not believe it! She didn’t even show her breast!! It was an outfit that you could have seen at any award show for god’s sake!!
So I may be missing something, but to me this whole thing just seems so stupid! The performance did not overshadow the game (because people who cared about the game wouldn’t have let the performance matter more to them). It was the “moral outrage” from god knows who that overshadowed all else. And actually caused more people to see the “awful” footage than would have originally.
Janet And Justin Still On Grammy Lineup; Delay In Effect
February 3, 2004 – E! reports Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake of *NSYNC are still on the guest list for Sunday’s Grammy Awards. A member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences said, “If we took everyone who is controversial off the show, no one would perform.” As a precaution, CBS announced it would broadcast the Grammy Awards this Sunday on a slight delay in case of any language slips or wardrobe malfunctions.
CBS May Demand Justin & Janet Be Removed From Grammys
February 3, 2004 – The New York Post reports CBS is moving to bounce Janet Jackson and *NSYNC star Justin Timberlake from next Sunday’s Grammy Awards amid the national uproar following their breast-baring Super Bowl halftime performance. Sources revealed the network will demand the two stars be tossed from 46th Annual Grammy Awards if CBS’s probe shows the duo schemed in advance to expose Jackson’s pierced breast during the halftime spectacle.
FCC Chairman Discusses Janet Jackson’s Breast Flash
February 3, 2004 – FCC Chairman Michael Powell is vowing to investigate Sunday’s Super Bowl halftime show where *NSYNC star Justin Timberlake exposed the breast of Janet Jackson. Powell discussed current primetime broadcast standards and indecency with ‘Today’ host Matt Lauer.
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Joey Fatone Comments On Janet Jackson’s Exposure
February 3, 2004 – ‘Extra’ caught up with *NSYNC’s Joey Fatone on Monday as he commented on the Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake breast flashing incident and whether or not he’s spoken with Timberlake since. He said, “I haven’t talked to Justin, but then again, I haven’t seen him since he’s been here. The whole performance was great… and when I say great, I mean GREAT.”
Randy Jackson Discusses ‘Idol’ And Janet’s Breast Flash
February 3, 2004 – ‘American Idol’ judge Randy Jackson spoke with the Fox News Channel to share the stress involved with his job. Randy says this top 12 will probably be the best ever for the hit program. He also commented on the Janet Jackson halftime show breast flash. FoxNews.com have since removed the video.
Daly, Deutsch, Tagliabue & Min On Janet Breast Flash
February 3, 2004 – NBC’s Michelle Franzen reported on the controversy surrounding singer Janet Jackson’s breast being exposed by *NSYNC star Justin Timberlake during last night’s Super Bowl half-time show, including comments from Carson Daly, Donnie Deutsch, and NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue. Afterwards, MSNBC spoke with Us Weekly’s Janice Min, who claimed Timberlake was shocked and completely mortified by what happened, worried that his grandmother watched, despite his comments on ‘Access Hollywood’ indicating otherwise. Video has since been removed from MSN.