All right. I want to say my opinion about the “SHOCKING” performance of *NSYNC star Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson at the Super Bowl on Sunday (January 1) in Houston. I haven’t watched it but I saw the pictures and I must say these kinds of things are not really shocking either. But as lots of people are shocked and furious I want to say a few things.
If these people are shocked and furious firstly, why do they view the picture with Janet’s uncovered breast ALL OVER the websites and pages? They say it was a really inappropriate action but I have seen this picture with Janet’s breasts all over the web pages, now that is what I call it inappropriate. I mean, if you are embarrassed by this action, why do you view it then?
Secondly, I don’t think these people EVEN watch TV. I am not a big fan of fashion channels but somehow, sometimes when I’m bored I open Fashion TV, and u know what? The boob exposure OFTEN happens in these channels and no one says “OH, blah blah’s BREAST WAS SEEN!!!!”
Another example, in my country where PIERCINGS AND PERMANENT TATTOOS are SHOCKING AND UNSUITABLE, in summer, women chill around TOPLESS in beaches in the afternoon, they swim topless. Another breast exposure.
Last example. I think in 1999 MTV Video Music Awards Lil Kim came with a purple dress but ONE of her boobs was MOSTLY uncovered, just the nipple was covered.
So I just want to say my opinion. I am not into bashing anyone. But in normal life these accidents happen and I think we should not exaggerate it.
Fuse Offers To Produce CBS Halftime Shows
February 2, 2004 – The New York Post hears that MTV’s rival network Fuse quickly volunteered in the wake of the Janet Jackson breast-flashing Super Bowl halftime incident to produce any future CBS halftime shows, unlikely as Viacom owns CBS and MTV, but not Fuse.
Traditional Values Coalition In Uproar Over Janet Jackson’s Breast
February 2, 2004 – Traditional Values Coalition Executive Director Andrea Lafferty issued a statement regarding Sunday’s Super Bowl incident where *NSYNC star Justin Timberlake exposed the breast of Janet Jackson. Lafferty moaned, “The Superbowl is supposed to be a family affair, not a peep show or an MTV music video featuring half-naked women engaging in mock sex acts with their male partners. The Superbowl is an American institution and should be a safe show for families to watch. The American people have been betrayed by CBS, MTV, and by the NFL. What rock does the NFL leadership live under? Didn’t they know that MTV would produce a sleazy show?” Read more.
Janet Jackson Apologizes, Says Super Bowl Stunt Went Too Far
February 2, 2004 – Janet has issued a statement following the Super Bowl halftime show when *NSYNC star Justin Timberlake exposed her breast. “The decision to have a costume reveal at the end of my halftime show performance was made after final rehearsals,” Jackson said in the statement released Monday (February 2). “MTV was completely unaware of it. It was not my intention that it go as far as it did. I apologize to anyone offended – including the audience, MTV, CBS and the NFL.”
Family Research Council Blasts Janet Jackson’s Boob Flash
February 2, 2004 – In a letter to the Federal Communications Commission today, Family Research Council (FRC) President Tony Perkins urged the agency to hold CBS accountable for last night’s Super Bowl half-time show, in which singer Janet Jackson exposed her breast on live television. “It is a sad day when parents cannot even let their children watch the Super Bowl without having to worry about nudity and other vulgarity creeping into their living rooms,” said FRC’s Perkins. “The FCC has rules about indecency for a reason, and they must use this opportunity to make an example of CBS and MTV, which produced the half-time program. This clear breach of FCC standards must not go unpunished. The entire half-time program was tasteless and not family-friendly. CBS should know better than to turn the half-time entertainment over to MTV, which relishes its ability to shock. CBS would do well to adhere to the adage: if you sleep with dogs you’ll get fleas. I am sure there is a lot of scratching going on at CBS today.”
NFL Commissioner Lashes Out At Super Bowl Halftime Show
February 2, 2004 – NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue issued a statement regarding the Super Bowl halftime show where *NSYNC star Justin Timberlake exposed the breast of Janet Jackson. “We were extremely disappointed by the MTV-produced halftime show,” Tagliabue said. “It was totally inconsistent with assurances our office was given about the content of the show. The show was offensive, inappropriate and embarrassing to us and our fans. We will change our policy, our people and our processes for managing the halftime entertainment in the future in order to deal far more effectively with the quality of this aspect of the Super Bowl.”
President Bush Misses Janet Jackson Breast Flash
February 2, 2004 – President Bush told reporters after a Cabinet meeting he missed the halftime show at the Super Bowl and the controversial moment when *NSYNC star Justin Timberlake exposed the breast of Janet Jackson. “I don’t want to admit it, but because this White House starts early, I missed it – again. Saw the first half, did not see the half time – I was preparing for the day and fell asleep.” White House spokesman Scott McClellan remarked, “Our view is, it’s important for families to be able to expect a high standard when it comes to programming.”