Jay Leno joked during his Tonight Show monologue on Thursday night, “I never thought I’d say this, but you know something – I am sick and tired of looking Janet Jackson’s right breast. … Do you know Janet Jackson’s little halftime stunt has become the most searched event in the history of the internet? See, it proves once again that if you take out your breast during the Super Bowl halftime show, people will watch. … Next year the Super Bowl is on Fox. How sleazy is that halftime show going to be? … Today Justin Timberlake said he was ‘frustrated’ by the whole Janet Jackson incident. Sure. He only got to first base of course he’s frustrated. … They kicked Janet Jackson off the Grammys, is this fair, but they’re letting Justin Timberlake stay on. Flash your breast and you’re in trouble, reach for a breast and you’re get to be on the Grammys and you get to be Governor of California.”
Jermaine Jackson, Mike Tyson React To Janet’s Breast Flash
February 6, 2004 – ‘Extra’ attended the opening of Katherine’s Restaurant, named after the Jackson family mom, to get reaction to Janet Jackson’s Super Bowl breast flash from Jermaine Jackson and Mike Tyson, who were on hand for the opening. “Just the fact that my family is in the news all the time doesn’t mean they should just keep taking stabs at us,” Jermaine argued, maintaining the rip was not preplanned. Tyson added, “We all slip on the banana peel of life.”
You Don’t Have To Be A Prude To Be Offended By Bowl Show
February 6, 2004 – Julie Muhlstein of the Everett Herald responded to those saying those who were offended by Janet Jackson’s Super Bowl halftime breast exposure are prudes, sexually repressed, or should just turn off their televisions. She writes, “You shouldn’t have to shut off the Super Bowl. When grandparents and their grandkids are gathered on a Sunday evening, tuned into the broadcast network of Edward R. Murrow and Walter Cronkite, no one should have to dive over the nachos to shut the darned TV off because of simulated sex and a pierced breast. It’s not prudish to say so.”
Bonnie Fuller Discusses Janet Jackson’s Breast Flash
February 6, 2004 – Star magazine explores Janet Jackson’s Super Bowl halftime exposure with American Media’s Bonnie Fuller, who said she was shocked by the incident. She says polling they did for their feature in Star magazine indicated that women were much more offended than men by the situation. They also discussed *NSYNC star Justin Timberlake’s 180 degree switch on his reaction. FoxNews.com has since removed the video for the interview.
Land Of The Pilgrim, Home Of The Prude
February 6, 2004 – Following the gigantic reaction to Janet Jackson’s exposed breast at the Super Bowl in Houston, Peter Howell of the Toronto Star weighed in on the overreaction by America. Howell concludes, “If the flap over Jackson’s stray breast serves to point up America’s ridiculous censorship rules, this tempest in a B-Cup may turn out to be worth all the uproar. We can only hope.”
After Janet Jackson’s Exposure, Networks Brace For New Rules
February 6, 2004 – Network executives tell the Miami Herald new laws governing TV content are virtually inevitable after *NSYNC star Justin Timberlake exposed the breast of Janet Jackson at the Super Bowl in Houston. “This is a nonpartisan issue that politicians can get behind during an election year and rail against the networks and producers, attacking a wealthy, privileged group that most of their constituents agree deserves to be attacked,” said one network executive.
Fetish Shop Angry With Janet Jackson
February 6, 2004 – The New York Post reports furious staffers at Manhattan fetish shop DeMask that sold Janet the bustier she wore at the Super Bowl say she altered it to make a tearaway bra cup – giving folks the impression that their clothing for the kinky crowd is badly made. “There’s no way it would have ripped that way,” fumed Sam Hill, the female manager of DeMask. “We’re known for putting together solid, long-lasting pieces. People use our stuff for mind-altering, body-altering experiences. It has to be good quality.”