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To think it's unfair Justin Timberlake has been invited back to perform at the Super Bowl?

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MissionItsPossible Mon 23-Oct-17 13:19:27

Remember the publicity stunt wardrobe malfunction that killed Janet Jacksons career while his went on to flourish? I thought it was so unfair that she got all the blame while he got off scot free. I very much doubt she'd be invited back to perform angry

AllTheWittyNamesAreGone Mon 23-Oct-17 13:20:26

in what way did it kill Janets career?

araiwa Mon 23-Oct-17 13:21:30

How should he have been blamed?

Ninabean17 Mon 23-Oct-17 13:26:59

In what way was it his fault? are you saying this was the only contributing factor to her decline and his success?

BakedBeans47 Mon 23-Oct-17 13:27:47

I couldn’t care less

LagunaBubbles Mon 23-Oct-17 13:29:47

It wasnt his costume that "malfunctioned" was it? You really care about this?

Gunpowder Mon 23-Oct-17 13:31:46

YANBU. It did ruin Janet’s career and barely had an impact on his. #neverforget

Crispsheets Mon 23-Oct-17 13:32:27


Gunpowder Mon 23-Oct-17 13:36:12

this Rolling Stone article about it is interesting. It’s relevant because a black woman’s career was damaged irreparably and the white man was left untarnished. He could have stood up for JJ and he didn’t.

WitchesHatRim Mon 23-Oct-17 13:37:22


AttentionSufficientHyperOrderd Mon 23-Oct-17 13:46:49

Sorry, Killed Janet Jackson’s career? Janet Jackson had already peaked after the 90s with a steady decline noted in her awards and nominations from 2000 onwards. She already had a big career. JT was just starting out, quite normal cycle in the music industry. JT on the other hand actually got a lot of flack from the non incident blown out of proportion by the press. Nobody was harmed, Janet herself said it was an accident.

nocake Mon 23-Oct-17 13:47:17

I'm not going to lose too much sleep over a multi millionaire having her music blacklisted by radio stations as she isn't exactly on the bread line but her treatment emphasises the dominance of the white male view in the US. More accurately the conservative white male view. I wonder how them manage to justify the hypocrisy of voting in a self confessed sexual predator while condemning Janet Jackson.

Aquamarine1029 Mon 23-Oct-17 13:51:50

Janet rolled the dice and lost. She knew what she was doing and did so intentionally. It's not as though Justin ripped her costume and exposed her breast without her permission.

astoundedgoat Mon 23-Oct-17 13:52:25

I'm not in the least bit surprised. It was a awful of him not to speak up at the time, however I have no doubt that the stunt was premeditated between the two of them/their choreographers, as ill-conceived as it was.

It is pretty much in line with the American view that black women are hyper-sexual and less "innocent" and white men can do anything they want, to anyone, without consequence. (HW is the exception that proves the rule) Her "punishment" for what happened was astonishing, though.

CaveMum Mon 23-Oct-17 13:53:43

Slightly off-topic, but I heard that this incident is the reason we have YouTube:

Two guys heard the news about the incident and were trying to search online for a video clip. When they couldn't find one they thought to themselves "there should be an online site where people can upload videos" and hey presto, YouTube was born.

So really you should be thanking JT wink

Bruceishavingfish Mon 23-Oct-17 13:54:08

Why was it in anyway his fault?

Wether you believe it was an accident or a publicity stunt, is there any hint he was the one who did it?

Dozer Mon 23-Oct-17 13:54:43

WHat happened?

dustarr73 Mon 23-Oct-17 13:55:19

So JJ is the victim.An adult female who has a mind of her own.I dont believe it was an accident,no.But shes not completely blameless.

And JT speak up for her,why did she lose the use of her tongue as well/

OrlandoMusc Mon 23-Oct-17 13:55:26

Have you had a nip slip at work that wasn't your fault....

Lethaldrizzle Mon 23-Oct-17 13:55:45

But he is way more talented than her.

astoundedgoat Mon 23-Oct-17 13:55:51

Why was it in anyway his fault If I remember correctly, he pulled a part of her costume away, and her breast was exposed.

GlitterGlassEye Mon 23-Oct-17 13:57:09

Didn’t she do it on purpose? She was wearing a nipple tassel wasn’t she? confused

OnionKnight Mon 23-Oct-17 13:57:57

YouTube was around way before this incident...

MorrisZapp Mon 23-Oct-17 13:58:39

It also gave us the term 'wardrobe malfunction'.

The whole thing was choreographed. It wasn't in any way an accident. I'm all for freeing the nipple but not at a family sports event. Sorry Janet love.

Gunpowder Mon 23-Oct-17 13:59:48

I thought her career was having a bit of a resurgence by that point?
Anyway, following the super bowl she was disinvited from the Grammys, JT not only attended but performed at the Grammys. He became a film star. Her music was blacklisted. She was scapegoated.

YY to it being symptomatic of the dominance of white male conservatism in the US.

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