A statement by NFL Executive Vice President Joe Browne regarding the Super Bowl halftime show was released after *NSYNC star Justin Timberlake exposed the pastie wearing breast of Janet Jackson. Browne said, “We were extremely disappointed by elements of the MTV-produced Halftime show. They were totally inconsistent with assurances our office was given about the show. It’s unlikely that MTV will produce another Super Bowl halftime.” Viacom owns both MTV and CBS.
CBS Apologizes For Janet Jackson’s Exposure
February 1, 2004 – The Associated Press reports CBS apologized on Sunday for an unexpectedly R-rated end to its Super Bowl halftime show, when singer Justin Timberlake of *NSYNC tore off part of Janet’s top, exposing her pastie covered breast. “CBS deeply regrets the incident,” spokeswoman Leslie Anne Wade said after the network received several calls about the show. Wade said CBS officials attended rehearsals of the halftime show all week, “and there was no indication any such thing would happen. The moment did not conform to CBS’ broadcast standards and we would like to apologize to anyone who was offended.”
Conservative Urges Prosecution For Justin And Janet
February 1, 2004 – Conservative radio talk show host and syndicated columnist Kevin McCullough is furious after watching *NSYNC star Justin Timberlake reveal one of Janet Jackson’s pastie covered breasts during the Super Bowl halftime show. He writes, “Ms. Jackson’s reckless use of a national platform to flash a little ‘boob’ and create a new buzz for herself is reckless and clearly aimed at violating the FCC’s standards of decency. Ms. Jackson AND Mr. Timberlake should both be held accountable for the attempt to present public nudity before scores of children and minors watching across the country.”
Conservatives Morally Outraged By Janet Jackson’s Boob
February 1, 2004 – Conservatives at FreeRepublic.com are spitting in rage after Janet Jackson exposed a pastie-covered breast at the Super Bowl halftime show earlier tonight, as well as Kid Rock wearing the American flag as a poncho. One wrote CBS.com: “I was thoroughly disgusted with the half-time show. Kid Rock disgracing the flag and showing naked breasts is a slap in the face to America’s reputation as a world leader and standard bearer. Bring back the marching bands and get rid of the MTV juvenile crap.” Another complained, “My grandchildren didn’t miss it! And they LOVE sports, and have a blast watching sports with their parents. That’s what makes us sick. Not only do we not want our young guys to see this kind of thing, but our young women either! I know several of our young guys were watching for sure. Ages 12 through 10.” Read more.
CBS Approved Janet Jackson Super Bowl Breast Flash
February 1, 2004 – Top CBS executives approved a musical skit where Janet Jackson would expose her breast by *NSYNC star Justin Timberlake during the MTV-produced Super Bowl half-time concert, the Drudge Report has learned. “It decision to go forward, went to the very top of the network,” a well-placed source explained from New York.