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February 2, 2004

The Nipplegate Crisis Escalates

The NFL and CBS have hurriedly posted apologies for the discovery of Janet Jackson's WMD (weapon of mammary distraction), which we are apparently supposed to believe was an accident??

MTV tells us:

"The tearing of Janet Jackson's costume was unrehearsed, unplanned, completely unintentional and was inconsistent with assurances we had about the content of the performance. MTV regrets this incident occurred and we apologize to anyone who was offended by it."

And Justin assures us:

"I am sorry if anyone was offended by the wardrobe malfunction during the halftime performance at the Super Bowl. It was not intentional and is regrettable."

Hooray for lying! Meanwhile, reactions at okayplayer were equally comical:

"FELLAS! This was our cue to objectify these chickens!!! how much you wanna bet we can make this a POPULAR TREND in the clubs with these chicks by this weekend? they're more impressionable than you thought! let's get on it!"

and from another OKP:

"Now the white man is pullin out our womens titties... *shaking head* There are millions of willing niggaz who would jump at that chance. Why couldnt Nelly or Puffy pull the titty out."

On a less absurd note, my homey Alicia had these thoughts:

i definitely found it bizarre and creepy.

Justin ripped that piece off the costume, and Janet kind of whipped her head around at the same time -- as if she were struggling/or like her head was snapping back from the force of the bodice rip. Then her boob flopped out...and Justin stood over her with her ripped shirt in his hand while she quickly grabbed her boob to cover it as if she didn't want it exposed like that. Janet's body language was ashamed. Justin's was aggressive. It was all a put-on, of course, but why would these two want to play-act sexuality to make borderline violent like that? The fact that CBS cut away with the camera almost *instantly* definitely added to the a-bad-thing-just-happened feeling. All those things together made the whole scene puzzling with an air of creepy.

...check out this pic from fox sports to see what I'm talking about with Janet's body language...bowed head, hunched shoulders, clutching boob and abdomen protectively... This is not the posture and stance of someone who's thrilled and turned on to have their boob hanging out.

Posted by jsmooth995 at February 2, 2004 1:43 AM

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