Monday, May 4, 2009

Analyze This: Why are we still talking about Janet's nipple?!

Seriously, why are we still talking about it? The infamous wardrobe malfunction is back and with a vengeance. The performance that was done by Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake in which he snatched off a piece of her clothing that exposed her bosom ~snicker~ has now been brought up yet again.

According to reports, the Supreme Court ordered a federal appeals court today to re-examine it's ruling in favor of CBS Corp in conjunction with Janet's wardrobe malfunction. In 2004, Janet and Justin took to the stage during half-time at Super Bowl XXXVIII to give a performance worth remembering and boy did we. At the conclusion of Justin's song "Rock Your Body" he snatched off a piece of Janet's wardrobe to reveal her very pierced nipple all the while singing "I'll have you naked by the end of this song". The FCC went insane along with Tivo, and America was left with their jaws to the floor. At the end of it all, CBS was fined $550,000

Granted the performance was extremely inappropriate given the channel; why is the nipple situation the vein of Janet's existence? America is so strange when it comes to sex. They love talking about it and have done everything except copyright the term "sex sells" but when an a** or tit is shown it's like an abomination. It's funny because the KY Jelly commercial plays during commercial breaks for Jeopardy and we all know what KY is for and it is not used to remove make-up.

I was surprised during the performance, not to see Janet's boob, but to see that her nipple was pierced; she sure does give new meaning to "Ms. Jackson if your nasty". TV is so different today as compared to TV's past. Once upon a time, the words "Bitch" and "Damn" could not be heard on a national television show and now it is a must in the script.

America acts as though they have never seen a nipple before. Did we not nurse from one when we were newborns? So is it not possible to have the image of a nipple etched in our memory banks from birth? Now, I know the basis of people's discontent with the exposing performance was the fact that it was being aired live and there were children watching the program since the Super Bowl is known to be a family event, but am I wrong to be disappointed in the parental units naiveness? Chances are the kids have seen much more than a nipple in their time it's called school, I'm just sayin'.

One of the things that has lost focus, is why Justin Timberlake left Janet to fend for herself as he saved his career by apologizing on behalf of himself and no one else; now that was just wrong and a controversy on it's own.

What are your thoughts, can Janet ever be forgiven for her wardrobe malfunction? Do you think the situation still deserves this much attention?

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