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2004-02-01 10:42:09 PM  
**yawn** whatever
2004-02-01 10:42:21 PM  
So it wasn't on purpose?
2004-02-01 10:42:26 PM  
2004-02-01 10:42:30 PM  
2004-02-01 10:42:43 PM  
Just my luck to have muted the TV and turned away when Timberlake came on. Heh.
2004-02-01 10:42:46 PM  
Crappiest. Half-time show. Ever.
2004-02-01 10:42:55 PM  
I like it. Only because I hate MTV.

I would be really happy if there was some way that Walmart could also be blamed for this little stunt. That would be perfect.
2004-02-01 10:43:17 PM  
2004-02-01 10:43:33 PM  
"Sorry about my saying Bloody Heck on all channels..."

/I got nothin'
2004-02-01 10:44:03 PM  
No, please... Give us another thread about this.

2004-02-01 10:44:15 PM  
Someone's gotta take the blame for it, just not Janet.
2004-02-01 10:44:34 PM  
I watched something else for the halftime show. I think I changed the tele to hbo.
2004-02-01 10:44:35 PM  
2004-02-01 10:44:36 PM  
2004-02-01 10:44:50 PM  
I regret nothing!
2004-02-01 10:45:15 PM  
Im sorry it happend to

2004-02-01 10:45:35 PM  
haha, i didnt know it was produced by MTV.... no wonder they were throwing blunts on stage
2004-02-01 10:46:17 PM  
While the half time show was on, all I could think about was how incredibly stupid it was. Have the half time shows always been so stupid?
2004-02-01 10:47:07 PM  
It was a publicity stunt for both CBS and Janet Jackson. The American public is so gullible. How long will the hype over this drag on?
2004-02-01 10:47:15 PM  
Eh, I'm more inclined to trust the Drudge Report.

That being said, I'd like to make three observations:

1) That was a very nice breast, I wonder what the other one looks like?

2) Someone's gonna get thisselfs fired

3) I'd hit it till Jacko came home
2004-02-01 10:47:26 PM  
Why would she have a pastie over her nipple if she didn't plan to flash it?
2004-02-01 10:47:58 PM  
Foxnews. Official propaganda outlet of the christian thought police.

Try to fark this link.
2004-02-01 10:48:24 PM  
No more MTV craptime shows!!!
2004-02-01 10:49:24 PM  
That apology was ALMOST as fast her nipple shot hitting the internet.
2004-02-01 10:50:21 PM  
Halftime shows have apparently degeneratated into a bad remix of mediocre songs.
2004-02-01 10:50:23 PM  
Wopat, no. Some have been very good.

This was shiat, and I turned it off. I now know why: MTV.

God I hate MTV.
2004-02-01 10:50:26 PM  
Aww,it looked to me like she had a pastie on (which it turns out she did..) so I shrugged it off....

....but in retrospect that was on primetime network TV that kid's were watching.....not too bright from a PR standpoint for CBS....

....but for MTV, Janet, n' Justin....more publicity.
2004-02-01 10:52:10 PM  
obvious publicity stunt if I've ever seen one...too many contradictions to be real
jbc [TotalFark]
2004-02-01 10:52:15 PM  
The entire halftime show sucked. I don't need to see someone as old as Tina Turner or Aretha Frankiln showing off her saggy chest. I don't need Timberflake trying to extend his 15 minutes of fame. Same goes for W. Axl Rock or Kid Rose or whatever you want to call him. Learn a note already. Speaking of changing names, what is P. Silly calling himself these days?
2004-02-01 10:52:15 PM  
That wasn't a pastie, it was the transmitter for the wireless mic. Hey, they gotta put that thing SOMEWHERE...

By the way, how was the weather during the halftime show? I heard there was a little nip in the air...

/saving the rest of my jokes for the fourth Janet Jackson thread...
2004-02-01 10:52:17 PM  
Thanks deltau922, but that move was pretty risky ;)
2004-02-01 10:53:35 PM  
2004-02-01 10:53:37 PM  
Yeah, definately planned, why else would the bra portion be rip-away and why would she be wearing a pastie?
2004-02-01 10:57:06 PM  
"It's unlikely that MTV will produce another Super Bowl halftime."


/Special Ed
2004-02-01 10:57:08 PM  
Ahh, the old "We knew, but now will deny vigourously to placate uptight dweebs and maintain our 'standards' dance.

CBS knew, MTV knew, Janet knew...the friggin guy selling hotdogs in the upperdeck knew. Its a win-win for everyone. CBS and MTv get to appear 'edgy'. Janet, on the eve of a new CD (what a coincidence!), gets to rev up some publicity. Justin...well, lets just say its hard to top your ex kissing Madonna on TV. Justin gets to grab a little tittie in front of millions of viewers. (Do you belive that I'm not gay now!!!???). Like I

2004-02-01 10:57:14 PM  
Justin certainly appears to be enjoying it (cough cough)
2004-02-01 10:58:18 PM  
(oY_) instant janet emoticon!
2004-02-01 10:58:24 PM  
Wake me up when Christina flashes her vaginal canal at the Summer Olympics.
2004-02-01 10:58:25 PM sure CBS didn't know about it

It was unclear whether Timberlake intended to expose Jackson's breast

that incinuates that they must have had some conversation or intention to do it...they're just trying to cover their asses now that people are calling and complaining.
2004-02-01 10:58:26 PM  
Note to CBS: If you're going to act like you didn't know it was going to happen, try putting out the apologetic press release AFTER it happens rather than BEFORE!
2004-02-01 10:59:06 PM  
As I stated in another thread, the halftime show was not the normal "flavor of the week" show, it was a "flavor of five years ago" show.
2004-02-01 10:59:19 PM  
Planned, but I doubt CBS knew about it... I bet everyone involved felt like they were pretty cool for pulling one over on CBS.
2004-02-01 10:59:43 PM  
the reason i thought it was a publicity stunt (that hasnt already been pointed out) is that justin held onto it. accidently knocking it off is one thing, but tearing it off is entirely another...

oh, and btw, the pastie thing is hardly conclusive... they are often worn by stars in case of these kinds of accidents.... however, usually they are nippless(skin colored covers) rather than shiny foil star.
2004-02-01 11:01:26 PM  
Who cares. Our society stigmatizes boobies too much anyway. Did that really arouse anyone? You can make the argument that kids were watching, but just about every 7 year old knows how to use the internet - they know what a boob looks like. Maybe if everyone ignored it it would go away. Who am I kidding, I'm already talking about it in a message forum and I'm sure that it'll come up eleven times at work tomorrow. Bleh.
2004-02-01 11:01:33 PM  
I couldnt care less about this silly slut. Did anyone
else notice the commercials blew this year?
2004-02-01 11:02:38 PM  
That was as contrived as the Madonna/Britney kiss.
2004-02-01 11:02:51 PM  
The Bush administration would like to thank the Jacksons for once again using sex to distract the media and the American public from the investigations into the allegations of our crimes of lying and mass murder. You may now continue spending and ignoring reality. This has been a public service announcement.
2004-02-01 11:02:56 PM  
I still do not want MTV
2004-02-01 11:02:56 PM  
Reverse Fappage ensuses! Kittens are comming back to life.
2004-02-01 11:03:41 PM  
When I first saw "the thing" on TV, I thought the thing was a nipple ring.
Then when I saw better pictures, it looked a bit... metallic and large.
2004-02-01 11:04:41 PM  
R rated? A flash of boob is barely PG-13.
2004-02-01 11:04:43 PM  
"It's unlikely that MTV will produce another Super Bowl halftime."
2004-02-01 11:04:48 PM  
Ya know, after taking a good look at the hires photo, I'm not so certain it's a paisty. She's wearing a leather costume, and they make these little sticky things that cover up the nips to prevent chafing. There was an article on here a few months ago about Carrie Ann Moss and those things for her leather outfits for the Matrix movies. Awww who knows. Why the hell would Justin just reach over there and do that anyway. Prolly a publicity stunt anyway, but just an observation. I would much rather that have been Britney, but Janet will do.
2004-02-01 11:06:31 PM  
I love the smell of threadjacks in the morning.

And the smell of flapjacks. Um... just not Janet Jackson's flapjack.
2004-02-01 11:07:11 PM  
I sometimes ponder deep philosophical questions, like "what is the lamest thing ever?"

Now I know. It's a Superbowl Halftime Show "with" jessica Simpson yelling then vanishing, Janet, Justin, P Diddy, Nelly, and Kid Rock not even pretending to sing half an outdated song, and stupid quasi-nudity publicity stunts.

Thanks be to Allah that the game was good, or I'd committ sepuku to escape the horrific memory of what I just saw.
2004-02-01 11:07:36 PM  
Uhh...yeah...that wasn't planned...if it was ANY-body other than a Jackson, I'd say a tassle on the nipple would be strange if not planned ahead. icky.
2004-02-01 11:07:40 PM  
That half-time show sucked a new black hole somewhere on the outer edge of the galaxy.
2004-02-01 11:08:56 PM  
i don't think it was a publicity thing. janet has been around forever without posing nude. She's a relatively classy chick, if she wanted to be nude, i don't think that's how she would have planned it that way.
2004-02-01 11:10:00 PM  
CBS apologizes for breast-baring end to halftime show

"I am sorry that anyone was offended by the wardrobe malfunction during the halftime performance of the Super Bowl," Timberlake said in a statement. "It was not intentional and is regrettable."
2004-02-01 11:11:03 PM  
Actually, let's have a poll:

What was lamer?

The halftime show?

Or, Pepsi trying to take credit for Jimi Hendrix?
2004-02-01 11:11:37 PM  
...but the thing was too controversial for CBS.
2004-02-01 11:12:08 PM  
I'd just like to say...

I'd rip it!
2004-02-01 11:12:35 PM  
Farker have been scrutinizing this more than the plays on the entire game, look Superbowl to sport "oral pleasuring" by the dancers. Thanks, Justin for making the Houston Superbowl even more memorable. You still suck though, and in the words of Retrocrush, "It's bad enough to see culture deprived white kids acting like black rappers, but how creatively bankrupt do you need to be to start acting like Michael Jackson?" All Jackasses, Jessica Simpson was kept off stage though.
2004-02-01 11:13:27 PM  
God people, ACCIDENT??! Not to mention about 30 other reasons, on top of it all it was correographed to the words "gonna have you NAKED by the end of this song" NAKED...END... GET IT??? IT's teh funny!!11!1!
2004-02-01 11:13:28 PM  
hazeleyedwolff i don't think it was a publicity thing. janet has been around forever without posing nude. She's a relatively classy chick, if she wanted to be nude, i don't think that's how she would have planned it that way.

Sheesh: Where have you been? Janet's done a number of nude pictorials...
2004-02-01 11:13:49 PM  
CBS and MTV are both owned by Viacom. I guess that means next year's halftime show will be produced by VH1. I can see it now: Creed, Mariah Carey, and Neil Diamond.
2004-02-01 11:15:24 PM  
Well, I suppose this is one way to take the heat off of Michael for a minute.
2004-02-01 11:15:29 PM  
The only good out of this, is that we'll probably never have to see Janet or Timberlake at a Superbowl halftime show ever again.
2004-02-01 11:17:01 PM  
Since so many of you had your TVs muted...
probably planned because the song says

"I bet I have you naked by the end of this song"

as he does it.
2004-02-01 11:17:16 PM  
I was just checking out at the reaction over at FreeRepublic, one guy actually said, "That ruined my dinner."

No repressed homosexuality there!
2004-02-01 11:17:58 PM  
That was so staged... I don't know what is worse.. The lame half-time show or CBS/MTV thinking we will believe it was an accident. Give me a break...
2004-02-01 11:18:16 PM  
Hello, Janet has a new album coming out next month. Coincidence? Uh huh.
2004-02-01 11:18:56 PM  
Suetekh, I thought that ad was funny.

I mean come on - you don't these things seriously, do you?
2004-02-01 11:19:08 PM  
If this is half as unplanned as everyone is saying, Justin Timberlake should be up on charges at this point...

I don't mind bare boobs (at all), but all of this finger pointing and denying it was intentional is lame and is making me hope that a lot of people at CBS do get fired over this.
2004-02-01 11:19:11 PM  
Where's the usual mean-spirited partisan pummeling of Drudge? ;-)

Oh, and as long as the bus to hell is filling up... some people are saying this was to get some of the media attention off of Michael... there was a time in my life where I really wanted to see Janet's boobies... and if I'd known all it would take was a little boy, hell, I would've volunteered MYSELF!
2004-02-01 11:19:55 PM  
err. Peroloco, VH1 is owned by MTV now
2004-02-01 11:21:04 PM  
"I am sorry that anyone was offended by the wardrobe malfunction during the halftime performance of the Super Bowl" - Justin Timberlake's a piece of clothing, not some advanced computer
2004-02-01 11:23:34 PM  
Nah Next year I think it'll be ABC, woo hoo a Disney produced Halftime Show...Wonder if Minnie will go topless??

Nice boobie, but did you get a look at her face...ugh! Bet she'll look like michael in five years
2004-02-01 11:24:12 PM  
So you dig old breasts?
2004-02-01 11:24:17 PM  
The choreography was unimaginative and the storyline lacked credibility.

Any girl who did not want her breast exposed would have immidiately shielded it.

CBS had the halftime on a 5 second delay because of the risk of lewd performances from the rappers.

Corporate liars. God I wish I liked that kind of work. I could make a mint.
2004-02-01 11:24:49 PM  
The best part is that Justin did it just after he said "I'll have you naked by the end of this song!" Coincidentally it was the end of the song, so score one for him!
2004-02-01 11:25:05 PM  
I'd like to see that streaker guy plead "wardrobe malfunction" at his arraignment.
2004-02-01 11:26:24 PM  
Was that a "wardrobe malfunction program related activity?"

I just kept thinking, "Justin, where the hell were you last year when Shania Twain performed at halftime?"

And the Hendrix thing was lame, too. I can't believe his estate allowed that.
2004-02-01 11:26:34 PM  
Oh well. The Madonna/Britney thing was played to death, and the Mars landing can only hold the mainstream attention span for so long; the public needed a new distraction.

On the whole though, I'd rather pay attention to Janet's right breast than her brother's social life.
2004-02-01 11:27:16 PM  
I find it astounding they did this in Houston in front of all those teenagers to whom they're preaching abstinence education.

Half a football game after the ultra-patriotic "let's go back to the moon" revue.

I never watch TV, but I happened to be watching this 'cuz Porno Jim had a Superbowl party and Jim's my friend. Not only am I never watching TV again, but I now think this country is twice as farked up as I did before.
2004-02-01 11:27:45 PM  
Kinda looks like a Borg implant got ahold of her boobie.
2004-02-01 11:28:45 PM  
MTV isn't going to host another show... and VH1 (which I thought was just owned by Viacom outright, now owned by MTV) != MTV. It's very possible that they could put on the next CBS halftime show.
VH1 is basically MTV for the older, less "cool" generation. You'll not only see crap music, but non-sexy crap music!
2004-02-01 11:30:11 PM  
More pictures:
2004-02-01 11:30:25 PM  
the real story hear is that justin timberlake is gay and is not very talented.
2004-02-01 11:30:54 PM  
Err... NOT owned by MTV...

Could be wrong though. Doesn't matter either way.
Even if MTV owns VH1, they are still less edgy. So, no boobies.
2004-02-01 11:31:09 PM  
bung h
i've seen some see-through's, but no nudity in professional photos. if you have some, please share.
2004-02-01 11:31:09 PM  
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2004-02-01 11:31:44 PM  
They're lying. Wardrobe malfunction? Right, we all believe that. I could not name a single song that Justin Timberlake has ever sung. Couldn't name any Janet Jackson has ever doen either. By the way, that was a deformed ugly boob.
2004-02-01 11:31:48 PM  
As I'm sure it's been said before.. I suppose Janet just wears tassles on her titties all the time.

Not only was it stupid, but now everyone has to lie about it.. Wardrobe Malfunction... yea.. only the black part was supposed to come off and leave a see thorough red thing.. but Justin, after losing Britney, shows his aggressive side.

2004-02-01 11:33:52 PM  
Oh by the way I am boycotting CBS.
2004-02-01 11:34:48 PM  
I don't care what anyone says...

I'd hit it
2004-02-01 11:34:53 PM  
but Justin, after losing Britney, shows his aggressive side.

I would find it slightly amusing if CBS actually said that, and had Timberlake charged with sexual assault.
I mean, it would certainly be bad (I hate the guy, but don't want him ARRESTED... maybe eaten by badgers), but amusing at the same time.
2004-02-01 11:35:36 PM  
All I was saying is that Viacom isn't going to go out-of-house for next year's show, and that leaves Nickelodeon or VH1. I guess a Rugrats halftime show is still better than one with Celene Dion.
2004-02-01 11:35:44 PM  
Check out the close-up on the Drudge report. It's not a pastie but a really bizarre nipple ring.

Scroll down
2004-02-01 11:35:49 PM  
Drudge has a super close-up of the nipple and ring. No pasties here.

2004-02-01 11:35:50 PM  
Timberlake said he did not intend to expose Jackson's breast.

"I am sorry that anyone was offended by the wardrobe malfunction during the halftime performance of the Super Bowl," Timberlake said in a statement. "It was not intentional and is regrettable."

Absolute bull. Watch the video, he CLEARLY reaches over, grabs on, and pulls back. What was the intent? If it was unintentional, why would she be wearing silver nipples? Unplanned my ass.
2004-02-01 11:36:25 PM  
The latest is that LaToya has issued a statement saying she is disappointed that her little sister would stoop as low as this publicity stunt.
2004-02-01 11:37:18 PM  
Hmm... I watched the clip

They both look a bit shocked at the end. Justin looks like. "oops"

Perhaps it was not supposed to 'all' come off.

Who knows!
2004-02-01 11:37:36 PM  
the worst part is, IMHO, it was one nasty-ass titty...I know I"m gonna get flamed for this, but seeing black women naked has always turned my stomach.
2004-02-01 11:37:52 PM  
YOu can ignore my post I just noticed that kethares has already posted the photo. I can't believe I'm commented on this twice now.
2004-02-01 11:38:25 PM  
Another Mirror:
2004-02-01 11:38:40 PM  
Who cares if it was planned or not, I thought it kicked ass. Woo nudity!
2004-02-01 11:38:46 PM  
Well, first off, I'd hit either one of those 2 - yum.

Second, no way in heck was that an "accident." As IF Justin didn't know exactly what was going to happen and as IF Janet and he AND MTV didn't all have this planned. Why would she have been wearing a pastie UNDERNEATH her outfit if that wasn't a planned part of the "performance." Puhleez. The CBS Superbowl people are probably thrilled also - even more boring publicity/water cooler (yawn) talk for tomorrow.
2004-02-01 11:39:06 PM  
I just feel bad for the fans sitting behind the stage, they probably had no idea unless they were checking out the jumbotron.
2004-02-01 11:39:59 PM  
I debated posting it, but if it is good enough for CBS on public airwaves, well heck why not?
2004-02-01 11:43:16 PM  
filter. boooo
2004-02-01 11:44:26 PM  
Gives a new meaning to the boob tube.
2004-02-01 11:44:58 PM  
I thought Janet was kicking plenty ass up until Justin came slithering out with that boring song. He probably felt like he had to do something "outrageous" zzzzzz to perk up the performance he ruined. Does Janet Jackson really need to show her tits to get attention these days? That's pretty pathetic.
2004-02-01 11:45:08 PM  
I gotta watch the Grammys now because Britney isn't going to let herself be upstaged by Janet and Justin!
2004-02-01 11:46:49 PM  
1)It was intentional.

2)She's not really that attractive. We needed this for Shania Twain's act last time.

And what kind of farked up nipple ring is that? I'd never heard of a nipple ring till this thread.
2004-02-01 11:47:24 PM  
wouldn't have been great if marilyn manson or rob zombie got on stage during the show and ate janet jackson's and justin timberlake's faces off? That would have been awesome!! Just *BOOM* and smoke and fire and rob zombie and manson eating someone's face!!! Oh yeah....boobies...
2004-02-01 11:47:48 PM  
full pic of drudge closeup: here (NSFW?)
2004-02-01 11:47:52 PM  
Well now that Janet has exposed herself trying to compete with Madonna and Britney swapping spit on MTV, maybe we can get back to music being music, and porn being porn.
2004-02-01 11:48:38 PM  
What the hell is that thing on her boob anyhow? It looks like a Borg implant.
2004-02-01 11:49:09 PM  
2004-02-01 11:49:19 PM  
Had to be planned... how else would he be able to completely remove both the leather thing and the bra underneath? They were both like little detachable compartments. Totally planned.
2004-02-01 11:49:25 PM  
Someone please tell me that the homeless and been sleeping under a bridge for a week look isn't coming back. I can't understand a homeless man with a bad falsetto being so hot.

/gag me with a nipple ring
2004-02-01 11:49:56 PM  
CBS would like to announce that they apologize that their obvious attempt at being attention whores did no overwhelm the public and that tomorrow they would be showing this man and his wife naked.

[image from too old to be available]
2004-02-01 11:50:28 PM  
I find it hard to believe that Thimbledick even knows what "malfunction" means. I wish the stage would have collapsed and mauled every one of those no-talent assclowns.

/not joking
2004-02-01 11:51:16 PM  
I have no problem w/ JJ's boobie. I have no problem with black girls. Sade, call me, please?

But I do have problem w/ the corporate weasels at CBS.

I bet both Jon Stewart and Letterman will give Les Moonves hell for this.
2004-02-01 11:51:53 PM  
If this were unplanned, why would that piece even be able to be torn off?
2004-02-01 11:51:58 PM  
How about apologizing for subjecting us to Janet's geriatric hip gyrations? That was just disgusting!
2004-02-01 11:53:21 PM  
Wow, that's not a pasty. It's total nudity. What a joke. MTV should eat itself.
2004-02-01 11:53:56 PM  
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2004-02-01 11:54:05 PM  
I'm glad I don't work in an office, but if I did, tomorrow would be the most productive single day by an employee in the history of office work, as I'd be willing to do anything, even my job, to avoid my yammering idiot coworkers.
2004-02-01 11:54:09 PM  
I've been to enough wild parties to see a top get torn off and the first thing the girl does is crouch down and cover herself. Every time.

Unless she likes it, of course.
2004-02-01 11:55:05 PM  
If this were unplanned, why would that piece even be able to be torn off?

Exactly. For anyone who thinks this wasn't planned down to the last detail, I have a bridge to sell you.
2004-02-01 11:56:37 PM  
I fear for my unborn children. One farker said that if they (the child peoples) are seven then they have already seen a boob on the internet. That... is... so... sad.

I sent an email to the FCC, me and the rest of the bible belt. Here's the link, now go ahead and laugh at me.

/a pretty boob would be different
2004-02-01 11:58:02 PM  
The Herald Sun from Australia imply that CBS was in on the whole thing:

"Later it was confirmed that CBS, which broadcasts the Super Bowl and half-time show, had approved the tear-of strip, but were forced to apologise to their audience after a flood of complaints from family viewers about the smutty sing-along."

Either way, I say, "Bring back the marching bands and get the damn game over sooner."
2004-02-01 11:58:45 PM  
"Exactly. For anyone who thinks this wasn't planned down to the last detail, I have a bridge to sell you."

I also have a magic rock that keeps tigers away if anyone is interested.
2004-02-01 11:59:02 PM  
If Jimi had stuck to Pepsi he might still be alive.

one ticket with a window seat please
2004-02-02 12:00:55 AM  
And I thought the pregame entertainment was the nadir ....little did we know that it was actually a foreshadowing prelude to the halftime from....I don't even know where they dredged this shiatstain up from, it was just frikkin' bonkers. It just kept building up to suckness: The ludicrously short timespans allotted to songs, the murdering of 'Hey Mickey' to 'Hey Diddy', Nelly deciding not to even bother to lip synch to 'Hot in Herrrrre' (or however the fark you spell it), Kid Rock singing his craptacular hits from four years ago and topping that shiat sundae off by desecrating and using the US flag as a faux-patriot's pancho, and then, of course, Mr. Timberlake going 'socotic' on Janet Jackson's neo-fascist breastplate, sending it, in Marty's words, off sailing into the 'superbowlian atmosphere.' The last 1.5 seconds was perhaps the best collage of random images ever though: First, voila -- the breast revealed; then, cue Janet's 'I'm shocked, shocked!' Oscar-winning acting that may even be her best work aside from her full-time acting job of pretending her brother is normal; next a massive wall of random blinding nuclear-like explosions, freezing the whole tableau into insane crystal clear memory; and then the immediate shunting of the cameras into eerie darkness overlaid by the soothing voiceover of the announcer molifying the crowd by pimping us Frito-Lays and Pizza Hut. Perhaps in the end it really was art--really really really bad French mime meets crucifix-in-urine performance art (but with lots of breasts!). Yeah, that's it...and woo Pats!
2004-02-02 12:01:12 AM  
exactly b166er.

totally planned.

that .avi clip shows how obviously it was planned.

all just another ploy by the marketing execs
to drag this country down into as much smut and porn
as possible.

imho, fark you cbs execs.

i hope somebody get fired and jailtime personally.
if the superbowl isn't safe to watch with my family,
then what is?

i'm so glad i had to explain that to my 4 year old.

go to hell cbs.
2004-02-02 12:01:34 AM  
What? A boob on CBS?

[image from too old to be available]
2004-02-02 12:01:49 AM  
If Jimi had stuck to Pepsi he might still be alive.

uhm, don't you have that backwards?
2004-02-02 12:02:47 AM  
MTV+CBS=Men That Vindicate Corporate Bullshiat Schemes

/for $ and publicity
2004-02-02 12:03:04 AM  
This would have made a great NSFF photoshop.
2004-02-02 12:04:15 AM  
Ah Tivo...isn't there nothing you can't rewind ?

I wonder if this will be the "most replayed event" during the superbowl broadcast ?
2004-02-02 12:04:27 AM  
So have we lost our last shred of respectibility in the eyes of the world?

First Bush's lies to start the Iraq war.

Then Janet Jackson's boob.

/decline of America
2004-02-02 12:05:34 AM  
yep, totally planned all the way - publicity stunt for all involved.
2004-02-02 12:05:42 AM
2004-02-02 12:05:43 AM  
Saggy - no, if you look at a high res the bottom of her boob is still in the outfit, which makes it appear a bit saggy.

Personally I'd have rather seen Timberlake singing with Simpson if he was going to rip her top off.

"of our crimes of lying and mass murder"

I'll never cease to be amazed at people who are upset at several thousand civilian casualties suffered in the invasion of Iraq, but seem to have no care for the hundreds of thousands of Iraqis murdered by Saddam, the millions who were maimed and tortured, or the tens or hundreds of thousands who would have continued to suffer the same fate under Saddam and then when he was gone under his sons. But hey, whatever keeps you on your high horse.

"...but the thing was too controversial for CBS."

It was too political. There's a little difference. (That, and it's dumb.)

"How about apologizing for subjecting us to Janet's geriatric hip gyrations"

Geriatric? She's not that much older than, say, Denise Richards. Are you 13 by chance?

Now, her face - that's looking pretty bad. And not because of aging.
2004-02-02 12:07:38 AM  
I hope people don't feed the publicity monster by starting to buy Janet's albums.
2004-02-02 12:07:57 AM  
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2004-02-02 12:08:38 AM  
yeah, wow

Any details on the lingerine bowl?
2004-02-02 12:08:44 AM  
Who's the cybernetic old hag with that punk-ass white kid?
2004-02-02 12:08:57 AM  
Looks like Janet's out as a character witness at Mike's trial.
2004-02-02 12:09:05 AM  
First, I find it UNBELIEVABLE that Raiders of the Fark can turn a JANET JACKSON NIPPLE SHOT into a I HATE BUSH thread.
Give it rest for ONE farking night, moron!

Second, I'm not against nudity, but ya. The Superbowl is a FAMILY event and they have to throw this in.

I hope:
Janet gets sued.
Timberlake gets sued.
CBS gets sued.

CBS = $ Whores
2004-02-02 12:10:04 AM  
I'm inclined to agree with everyone else. The flashing was no big deal, but that cbs exec are a bunch of slimy, weasly, panty wearing cowards who can't own up to the decisions they make is the offensive part.

What I'm curious about is how much the NFL knew about this. They tend not to go for that kind cheap thrill crap. This is the sort of thing the xfl might have gone for but where are they now?
2004-02-02 12:10:34 AM  
no mtv getting sued The Symbol?

Again, any info on the lingerine bowl?
2004-02-02 12:11:16 AM  
Oh, big whoop, a naked breast on television? Myyyy...what is the world coming to? Too bad it was Janet; couldn't they have found someone whose boobs we haven't seen?
2004-02-02 12:11:30 AM  
People in Houston actually want Justin and Janet arrested for public indecency....LMAO
2004-02-02 12:11:58 AM  
First the president money shots a chubby chick in a frumpy blue dress, and now this...

What will the Muslims think of us now.

/flame on
2004-02-02 12:12:11 AM  
[b]Blahbbs[/b] - Love the Krull reference. I must have seen that 500 times as a kid.
2004-02-02 12:12:24 AM  
bye, reedster!
2004-02-02 12:12:51 AM  
speaking of money whores, i should find out who makes those nipple rings and invest in them. i guaruntee they'll be making some bank in the next few weeks/months
2004-02-02 12:12:58 AM  
Exactly, what should have happened?
2004-02-02 12:13:17 AM  
2004-02-02 12:10:34 AM bongfarmer

Sure, sue MTV too. What do I care?

I know NOBODY wil get sued. It'll be swept under the table.
2004-02-02 12:15:42 AM  
I just watched it on the tivo. It was completely planned. Timberlake makes sure he's standing in just the right spot, and it takes him a second or so to get his hand in the right spot. bleh.
2004-02-02 12:15:49 AM  
And what's that giant anus doing in the center of The Krull?
2004-02-02 12:17:22 AM  
I'm no lawyer, but exactly what would that lawsuit's grounds be?
2004-02-02 12:18:38 AM  
I'm not usually one to complain about free-tits...

but thats pretty bad.

Lets go back to marching bands, laser light shows or something...
2004-02-02 12:18:38 AM  
Indecent exposure
2004-02-02 12:18:40 AM  
I think its funny how they pass the blame completely on MTV, and say "they'll never do this again," to make CBS look less like loosers.
2004-02-02 12:18:49 AM  
Janet Jackson = old & busty & busted
2004-02-02 12:19:04 AM  
On a somewhat related note, anyone catch the lingere bowl? We had a descrambler, and I still felt ripped off.
2004-02-02 12:19:35 AM  
Why aren't more people up in arms about Kid Rock cutting up an American flag to wear it like some sort of poncho?

Nips scare us more than respecting the flag apparently...
2004-02-02 12:19:36 AM  
Micheal Jackson is probably happy that the media is now more concerned about his sister's titty rather than his penis.
2004-02-02 12:20:40 AM  
i'm thinkin that CBS approved his ripping away the outer part of her outfit...but i think the red part was supposed to stay there. if janet had planned on flashing the world, she would have worn something that would make her 1 breast look a little less....unflattering. she looks down because she was prepared for the outer part to come just takes a second for her to realize that the whole thing is gone.
all of you people crying "publicity stunt" are way too jaded.
2004-02-02 12:21:41 AM  
The thing is, both bra-pads were supposed to get ripped off.
2004-02-02 12:22:17 AM  
You americans are such prudes. It's just a breast, for Pete's sake!
2004-02-02 12:22:32 AM  
Nips scare us more than respecting the flag apparently...

Don't get most of us wrong. We're not "scared", just pissed that I can't watch a family event without some hip-hop whore ruining it.
My kids not scarred, but it certainly makes for an awkward moment when they ask why that's OK and I have to say "it's not OK, honey. She's just whore.".
2004-02-02 12:23:26 AM  
Remember kids in america its okay to have as much violence as you want in a family event.. but if there is any nudity you have people yelling "won't somone think of the children".

Deal with it. Learn that Nudity != Sex. Every can be naked and seeing someone without clothes shouldn't be that big of a deal.
2004-02-02 12:23:36 AM  
i hope p-diddy gets run over by a huge bus
2004-02-02 12:23:44 AM  

2004-02-02 12:24:08 AM  
It was a total publicity stunt. I watched on again on Replay, Planned, Planned, Planned.
2004-02-02 12:24:22 AM  
2004-02-02 12:22:17 AM Archie_Steel
You americans are such prudes. It's just a breast, for Pete's sake!

DO you have kids watching it with you?

Then shut up.
2004-02-02 12:24:36 AM  

Nah Next year I think it'll be ABC, woo hoo a Disney produced Halftime Show...Wonder if Minnie will go topless??

Actually, Disney has produced several halftime shows, including 2000's "Tapestry of Nations" and 1995's "Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Forbidden Eye".
2004-02-02 12:24:52 AM  
Hahahaha! I'm glad the MoveOn ad didn't show. Then they'd be associated with the piece of shiat network that is CBS.
2004-02-02 12:25:17 AM  
/Insert obligatory rant about the hypocrisy of American culture.
2004-02-02 12:26:34 AM  
Well this is over. Everybody will start making their "tribes".

Those who think Football is violent so why not nudity.
Those who think nudity on public television is ok.
Those who are pissed they can't watch a show without warning labels if the kids in the room.
And those who got nothin'.
2004-02-02 12:27:14 AM  
You know when this happened, we all stopped for a second and said, wait, is that her breast? and even with the power of tivo could not come to a diffinitive conclusion.

This tells me that

1. a hell of alot more people have hd tv's than i thought
2. a ton of people have better capture set up than my tivo
3. everyone has way to much time on their hads to spend this much effort on catching and analyzing a nipple that showed for a second
2004-02-02 12:28:23 AM  
re:"of our crimes of lying and mass murder"

"I'll never cease to be amazed at people who are upset at several thousand civilian casualties suffered in the invasion of Iraq, but seem to have no care for the hundreds of thousands of Iraqis murdered by Saddam..."

I was including those that you mention as some of our crimes. You see, despite what you think you know about the official Orwellian version of history, the USA has not always been at war with Iraq. It has been its supporter during some of its worst crimes. And even when we were no longer allies Bush I encouraged the shiites to revolt and then allowed them to be slaughtered by Saddam by not enforcing a no-fly zone as we could have and have done at other times. And then recently we used those graves as evidence of Saddam's brutality without mentioning our own complicty.

And if you are so concerned about murderous dictators then stand up against the ones the USA is supporting now. Or do you want to wait until they stop following our orders to criticize them. Or do you want to wait until more terrorists attack us because of apologist for US war crimes like yourself who are so ignorant as to believe that we are purely angels in the world. Grow up.
2004-02-02 12:28:43 AM  
Speaking of nipples, why do men have them? (seriously)
2004-02-02 12:29:43 AM  
Ya, I saw your rant already. Are the capitol letters in place of your usual giant crayon letters you write for the mail?

My kids are 5 and 7 and not two like yours.
Besides, if I centered my morals around you, I'd be up a creek.
2004-02-02 12:31:19 AM  

get your facts straight. When the ceasefire for gulf I was signed, the Iraqui's asked if they could still fly their helicopters. We said sure. Then when the shiites rose up they turned the choppers on them. That was the cause for the southern no fly zone. Later they started putzing with the kurds in the north, hence the northern no fly zone.
2004-02-02 12:31:32 AM  
The Symbol

No, you shut up.

Don't blame me when your kids grow up sexually repressed because they have been thaught all their lives that the naked body is something to be afraid of.

You're probably sexually repressed as well, for that matter. Come on, it's just a breast! Babies suck on those for two years. Then again, you probably think that a woman breast-feeding in public is obscene!

There were no kids watching it with me because I don't think watching grown men grappling and running into each other at full speed in order to grab a football is healthy viewing for children.
2004-02-02 12:32:05 AM  
How the Hell did we get on the Gulf War??????
2004-02-02 12:32:07 AM  
That wasn't planned and I never inhaled...
2004-02-02 12:32:38 AM  
Come on guys. Nobody's saying this was shocking or it's going to bring down Western Civilization. What I think is sad--is that someone of Janet's stature feels she needs to do this to attract attention. Exposing yourself in your early twenties is kind of cute and easily brushed off--but once you get to be in your thirties it just seems sad and desperate. Janet Jackson is a beautiful, accomplished woman. What's next, Janet?

Man there's something to be said for having some class.
2004-02-02 12:32:42 AM  
streaker footage anyone? i need a weeners link. suffering from janet nipple overload.
2004-02-02 12:33:02 AM  
I would put my WMD in her gulf.
2004-02-02 12:33:25 AM  
The Symbol:

By that logic, presumably kids should know that breasts are evil and dirty and should be hidden?

If kids can't even handle that kind of partial (and I mean VERY partial) nudity, they're gonna really grow up messed-up.)
2004-02-02 12:33:28 AM  
Jesus Christ.

You can hardly even SEE the farking nipple. Get a farking grip!
2004-02-02 12:33:38 AM  

Speaking of nipples, why do men have them? (seriously)

Evolution. They're "spandrels".
2004-02-02 12:33:54 AM  
I'm going to show my kid as soon as he gets home from school tomorrow. When I was 14, I would have given 20 bucks to see Janet's boobie. Maybe he'll tell his friends and they'll have something to talk about.

There was NO REASON to wear that thing unless someone was going to see it. Pop-stars have an entire crew of people dedicated to helping them change their frikkin' underwear. It was PLANNED. It's a designer piece to match the outfit. Who's so damn gullible to think it was an accident? Networks work for ratings, not your diety. The apologies were probably pre-written. This was a good thing for all parties involved -- including the sheltered bible-thumpers who need to wake up.
2004-02-02 12:34:13 AM  
I have this theory that conservatives tick of Roman/Greek vengeful gods. For instance, bash hollywood, the gods send you Ahnold as your savior... Rush Limbaugh bashes drug users, he becomes an addict. In this case, refuse to show moveon's commercial for fear of pissing people off, have something happen that really pisses people off. It's just a theory, but I like it.
2004-02-02 12:34:54 AM  
Hey Diddy, you're so fine, you're so fine you blow my mind, hey Diddy, Hey Diddy! Can we start talking about how stupid that was.
2004-02-02 12:35:02 AM  
Hardly repressed. You don't know me so don't pretend to be a shrink.
All I'm saying is that a boob for the sake of a PR stunt is asinine.
My kids know what nudity is, but I shouldn't have to explain it on a FARKING SUPERBOWL SHOW!
FARK me you people are idiots.
You just SO want to be "on the edge" you fail to see anything else.
And again, if you don't have kids, you're ignorant of the situation.
2004-02-02 12:35:28 AM  
LineNoise -

So we can tell when it's cold outside.
2004-02-02 12:35:36 AM  
What about that streaker at the end of halftime?
2004-02-02 12:35:55 AM  
The Symbol

DO you have kids watching it with you?

Then shut up.

oh grief, everything from you is annoying to me. Kids know about boobs. They have experience. While it is unfortunate (ie. a planned publicity stunt) your child will undoubtably recover from this horrible experience.

sit them down with some Grand Theft Auto and get them back to their guns and guts.
2004-02-02 12:35:57 AM  

Lets stop the arguing and talk about what really needs to be said here...

WTF is the deal with that nip ring? I mean damn.
2004-02-02 12:36:15 AM  
Symbol did you have any problems with the dead bodies in the CSI previews? What about the sexual references in CSI miami. Sorry i forget violence is okay nudity isn't Kids should be kept in the dark about sexuality so they can experiment when they are 11 or 12.
2004-02-02 12:36:40 AM  

Did that jig not remind you of Monty Python? What skit was that?
2004-02-02 12:37:11 AM  
shouldn't the headline read "Conservatives whine after CBS airs Janet Jackson's nipple during Super Bowl"?
2004-02-02 12:37:51 AM  
By that logic, presumably kids should know that breasts are evil and dirty and should be hidden?

Go back to "words in your mouth 101", because you failed.

I never said that. We've watched movies with nudity in them. No big deal.


I wouldn't be complaining if it were a movie on FX or something.

But go ahead, stick up for the $ whore.
2004-02-02 12:38:07 AM  
FCC Section 23A:
If a nipple is exposed to (a) spark desensitization debate thereby marginalizing moral conservatism, (b) revive once profitable entertainment revenue sources, (c) exaggerate future advertising target estimates, (d) contribute to the tassle and pastie syndicate, (e) taunt metrosexuals watching re-run marathons on rival networks, (f) attach a meaningful amount of off-topic spin to high profile entertainment litigation, or (g) totally flip out and play a guitar solo:

may it be designated a "wardrobe malfunction". further, may a production assistant be fired, a manager resign, and the case be given witty lip service by every media outlet until someone questions the idea of inventing source material for an industry which depends on endless discourse, empty or no.

caveat: all parties, especially the nipple owner, must appear surprised, embaressed, and shiny stylish when the little bugger pops out.

/wri$t $lap
/now on the this thread...
2004-02-02 12:38:15 AM  
And not only that, but after the super bowl on Survivor 8, they had Richard Hatch get naked. But it was blurred, so I guess that's A-OK!

I swear to chirst it's like when they blur someone showing the middle finger. YOU KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING so what's the farking point?!

Not to mention all the SCANTLY CLAD CHEERLEADERS. Why is it OK for kids to see people BARELY nude, but a LITTLE TINY FLASH OF NIPPLE is obscene? What. The. Fark!
2004-02-02 12:38:35 AM  

I believe it's called "karma".
2004-02-02 12:38:40 AM  
This story was on the MTV website before the game talking about the Janet Jackson halftime show:

"I don't think the Super Bowl has ever seen a performance like this," Duldulao added. "The dancing is great. She's more stylized, she's more feminine, she's more a woman as she dances this time around. There are some shocking moments in there too.

Doesn't this sound like it was planned????

If it was an accident, he sure didn't make it seem like one.
2004-02-02 12:38:57 AM  
"It's unlikely that MTV will produce another Super Bowl halftime."

2004-02-02 12:39:42 AM  
At least they said that they would likely not have MTV do another SB halftime show...thank God

This halftime show was a cr*ptacular spectacle that was nothing more than horribly lip-synching
2004-02-02 12:39:52 AM  
serious question because i am a bit to young to remember.. but wasn't "Roots" shown on basic tv with full nudity?
2004-02-02 12:41:06 AM  
Ok, one more time for Illiterates out there.

I have no problem with nudity on a movie or show.
It's the fact it was a FAMILY SPORTS EVENT for the mere purpose of selling a record on public TV that bothers me, not just the nudity.

You idiots are SO into fighting, you fail to anything but the point YOUR trying to get accross.
2004-02-02 12:41:35 AM  
The halftime show has nothing to do with the sporting event.

never was, never will be.

it is an orgy of pop culture, as always.

Some kids were traumatized by seeing Sting at a halftime show.
2004-02-02 12:41:37 AM  
Craptacluar halftime show. Missed the flash show in real time, but not buying the stories that the lying weasels from CBS, MTV, Michael's slightly less crazy sister, and Timbercrack that the ho' event wasn't planned.
2004-02-02 12:42:13 AM  
Not sure, but I remember schindlers list a few years back, and a huge debate over that. Apparently a bunch of people took issue with showing naked people, but for some reason not that gassing of inocent children. go figure.
2004-02-02 12:42:32 AM  
It wasn't just simply nudity that bothers parents, people have problems with their kids watching a guy expose a girl's nipple during the biggest TV event of the year. If I was 5-8 years old and saw that, I might it was ok to do that.
2004-02-02 12:42:56 AM  
Then your point might be better made by complaining about the forced commericalzation of a "family sports event" and not saying things like "did you watch it with children".
2004-02-02 12:43:00 AM  
I have kids. I try not to make nudity a big deal, so they won't grow up thinking it's a big deal. The human body is not something that should be ashamed of, even though I can see your point about the context of a sporting event (though some NFL cheerleaders---not the ugly-ass Patriot cheerleaders---push the envelope as well).

I just can't bring myself to get all righteously indignant about a body part. If you can, that's fine. Different strokes.
2004-02-02 12:43:22 AM  
Symbol did you have any problems with the dead bodies in the CSI previews?

No. I was an EMT for 2 years, my kids have seen it.
Read my above post.
2004-02-02 12:43:33 AM  
My advice to anyone who didn't want their kids to see that, don't let them watch anything organized by MTV.
2004-02-02 12:44:02 AM  
why are all of you ripping on Symbol? I'm a 26-year-old single woman and I can totally understand why a parent would be upset. This wasn't some natural display of the human body -- this was a publicity stunt saying "Hey look kids! You can be cool too if you show your breast!" I've seen my mom naked all my life but that doesn't mean she put medown in front of the TV at age 10 to watch pron. Sorry but this was more pron than respecting the human body. If anything, its going to give girls a more negative body image because guys like fake Janet boobs instead of respecting a woman's natural body.

That being said, what the HELL was up with that halftime show? It f-in' sucked!
2004-02-02 12:44:40 AM  
It was funny. they took the opportunity to wazoo us on live TV

ha ha ha.

Perhaps next time someone is brave enough to do something crazy on live TV, it will actually shock us.
2004-02-02 12:44:41 AM  
The Symbol

It's the fact it was a FAMILY SPORTS EVENT

So what? Everybody has nipples.
2004-02-02 12:44:46 AM  
I am wondering if there is any film floating around out there which shows Janet's reaction after CBS cut away.
2004-02-02 12:44:57 AM  
The Symbol you're full of it. I've seen your posts here before. Admit it's the nudity that bothered you. And I would hardly even call it nudity anyway! A farking nipple. Jesus. This is like that Seinfeld episode where Elaine sent out the chirstmas card with the nipple.
2004-02-02 12:45:02 AM  
I think almostmanda theory is correct. He was only supposed to remove the top leather piece.

The Symbol
Are you ever not an idiot?
2004-02-02 12:45:06 AM  
Avert thine eyes, little ones!! Do not look upon the sinful whore flesh!

How do women walk around all day with those shamefull body parts, is my question.
2004-02-02 12:45:18 AM  

Honestly answer me this, did you even notice it during the show, for the split second it was visible. Like I said above, even with tivo we were not sure until I saw the link on here.

Honestly I dont know a hell of alot of 5 year olds, but I doubt the ones I do know would have been sitting there intently focused on the janet jackson superbowl halftime show, and caught the shot in the second it was shown, and noticed it. Most of them would be playing with their teletubbies, or eating paste, or whatever the hell it is kids do these days. If we are talking about 10 year olds, hate to tell you this, but chances are they probably have seen a nipple or two by now.
2004-02-02 12:45:39 AM  
2004-02-02 12:43:33 AM Seb
My advice to anyone who didn't want their kids to see that, don't let them watch anything organized by MTV.

I don't. But it's not because of the nudity, it's because I don't allow SUCK channels in my house.
2004-02-02 12:45:49 AM  
Don't complain. We need more boobies on American TV. We need more boobies on the beaches. We need more boobies on the landing grounds. We need more boobies in the fields and on the streets. We need more boobies at my place. We should never surrender, even if they are the boobies of a Jackson, exposed by a Timberlake, during a crappy musical farce. Look at the big picture, people: More boobies.
2004-02-02 12:45:55 AM  
Who wants to see over-the-hill skanky old saggy tits?
2004-02-02 12:45:59 AM  

thanks for the info.. i forgot all about that!
2004-02-02 12:46:01 AM  
Let me get this straight, there are actually people that believe this wasn't planned?!?!?
2004-02-02 12:46:04 AM  
"may it be designated a "wardrobe malfunction". further, may a production assistant be fired, a manager resign, and the case be given witty lip service by every media outlet until someone questions the idea of inventing source material for an industry which depends on endless discourse, empty or no.

caveat: all parties, especially the nipple owner, must appear surprised, embaressed, and shiny stylish when the little bugger pops out."

Except that there was no nipple. It was covered. It wasn't anything worse than during victoria secret commercials. People blow things so out of proportion its hilarious. We were all wondering if that breast was the special guest?
2004-02-02 12:46:17 AM  
Why is it OK for kids to watch Janet in that TIGHT FITTING, SKIN SHOWING outfit, but if said outfit slips, it's not OK?
2004-02-02 12:46:31 AM  
The Symbol:

The only reason your kids would be affected by a damn tit is because you and the other people like yourself have told 'em that its "dirty". My kid has seen tits since he nursed by one. Any time since, he remains unaffected,... kinda like seeing someone with a nose piercing -- unusual, but certainly not traumatizing.

I don't expose him to anything that is shocking or traumatizing, but then again I don't set him up to be traumatized by everything he'll ever see either.

But if he was an Afghan, maybe he'd pop a woody for seeing some girls ankles.

Despite what you think, your body isn't disgusting.
2004-02-02 12:47:49 AM  
Publicity stunt, a la Madonna/Britney tonsil hockey.

The last cry of a fading has-been.

So, by my guess, Aerosmith and Kid Rock were the only ones who didn't lyp-synch.

And people have the nerve to call some of that crap "music".
2004-02-02 12:48:28 AM  
Maybe it's been a while since I been to the Pink Pony, but that's a new definition of "nipple ring", isn't it? If it wasn't planned, I don't think that odd bit of jewelry would have been there.
2004-02-02 12:48:29 AM  

I, for one, welcome our new tassled overlords.
2004-02-02 12:48:35 AM  
2004-02-02 12:44:57 AM MegaDethHead
The Symbol you're full of it. I've seen your posts here before. Admit it's the nudity that bothered you.

WTF are you talking about? Seriously, why are you stalking me. Do I turn you on?

The Symbol
Are you ever not an idiot?

Wow, your cool.

/sheep. Get your own opinion, troll.
2004-02-02 12:48:42 AM  
The MTV Halftime Parade of No-Talent Dirtbags!

These guys are really mining the depths of present bad music as crassly as possible.
2004-02-02 12:48:55 AM  
MTV promised Janet would do something "shocking" in a press release from last week.

/might have already been posted
2004-02-02 12:50:04 AM  
The other thing that gets me about all of this is when will society finaly revolt and puke up the retchedness that is mtv and all it stands for. I have 2 female roommates in their 20's who watch that crap all day long and eat it up. Doesn't it disgust people that stuff is clearly manufactured to grab their attention and has no substance behind it? Same thing with radio around here now days. I had to go out and buy satelite radio for my car, and pay 10 bucks a month for it, so I could on occasion discover new music.
2004-02-02 12:50:21 AM  
2004-02-02 12:46:31 AM Flashbulb

Thanks for proving my point that most of you want to fight SO bad, they fail to understand anything the other person says.
2004-02-02 12:50:30 AM  
The Symbol

You probably did more damage to your kids by calling Janet Jackson a whore than them seeing her nipple.

Oh, and btw, the rip was intentional but it probably was only meant to show her red lingerie bra underneath. My guess is that Justin Timberlake grabbed more than he should have. So don't be so quick to pass judgement...
2004-02-02 12:50:35 AM  
everyone is beating on The Symbol

even though he/she is a dork, I would agree that it expresses itself pretty well.

no childish nyah nyahs

just the usual parental neurosis.

yes, have well adjusted teens.

ta da
2004-02-02 12:50:35 AM  

I think almostmanda theory is correct. He was only supposed to remove the top leather piece.

I seriously doubt it. What was it attached to? The only thing on that uhhh... bustier? whatever.. is the buckles for the leather.
2004-02-02 12:50:46 AM  
Janet's boobies are sagging less than her career but this stunt won't help. Buh-bye, Janet. The Rhythm Nation has voted you off the island.
2004-02-02 12:52:10 AM  
im sorry, but she had a metal pasty on her nipple. that event was obviously planned.

am i to believe she just walks around all day with metal under her shirt covering her nips? yeah right
2004-02-02 12:52:46 AM  
Doesn't it disgust people that stuff is clearly manufactured to grab their attention and has no substance behind it?

Line -- it makes more sense if you stop using your brain and start buying more Clearasil. And Cristal. And a Caddie. And some Sean John clothes. And throw a little bling in.
2004-02-02 12:52:48 AM  
So anyone up on FCC rules? I could care less about this, but someone please tell me there is some crazy chance that this will cost timberlake or jackson or mtv some real cash.
2004-02-02 12:52:55 AM  
I was in a room full of teenagers and we all thought it must have been her bra or something. We did wonder though. There was an extremely short discussion. "Was that really her breast!?" "Nah, couldn't have been." And then we moved on.
2004-02-02 12:53:06 AM  
Good thread to cite to prove the fark majority are idiots.

You wouldn't be so quick to support this if it were Maude's tit.

The 3 broadcast stations are the last place where people shouldn't have to keep their fingers on the off button when sitting down with the family. It's bullshiat. If you want to show tit, air it on HBO and say something ahead of time. I don't believe for a second taht it was unplanned. No woman that's not nursing has breakaway tit shirts.

And Steven Seagal called, he wants his throwing star back.
2004-02-02 12:53:09 AM  

So, by my guess, Aerosmith and Kid Rock were the only ones who didn't lyp-synch.

I agree on Kid Rock. He's severely overrated but his drummer is awesome! I missed Aerosmith.
2004-02-02 12:53:15 AM  
I can't believe people are debating whether it was spontaneous or a planned PR stunt.

2004-02-02 12:53:34 AM  
The Symbol

I can relate to you because I have Children.

All I can say is that you always have to explain stuff to them, the way you believe is right.

When they ask why a kid killed another kid at school, why people strap bombs to themselves and blow other people up, "Isn't the war over?", rinse, repeat. Ya just gota answer them straight.

The Jackson Nipple question would have been a piece of cake.
2004-02-02 12:53:38 AM  
Hey CBS! I want 5 hours of my life back! It all sucked! If I wasn't so full on hot wings I'd be kickin some ass right now!
2004-02-02 12:53:54 AM
2004-02-02 12:54:20 AM  

It's more like a nipple ring than a pasty. I think the rip was planned, but it was only supposed to be the leather bustier, not the red lingerie bra as well.

Oh well, we may never know!

Still not worth all the hoopla, though.
2004-02-02 12:54:23 AM  
Let's just analyze the hell out of this...

Danger: A big lion bites your frikkin' head off because to him you're just another smaller, much weaker animal that tastes good.

No Danger: A series of tiny lights behind a glass, flickering to form the image of a female figure -- another human mind you, a caring mother who sings for a living.

Now, I bet you take your kids to the zoo, don't you?
2004-02-02 12:54:29 AM  

yeah.. thats likely. Because I know MY girlfriend's bras all have detachable cups.

/quickly passed judgement
2004-02-02 12:54:31 AM  
It sure isn't a good time to be a Jackson.
2004-02-02 12:54:54 AM  
2004-02-02 12:50:30 AM Archie_Steel
The Symbol
You probably did more damage to your kids by calling Janet Jackson a whore than them seeing her nipple.

It was a farking joke. GAWD people.

And ONE....MORE....TIME....

Now, most of you will have to read this slow because it's taken you this long to figure it out.

I have no problem with nudity. I was a firefighter for 4 years and an EMT for 2. My daughter saw a lot from pictures or stories i would tell. She even looked through my textbooks that had plenty of nudity.

Now stay with me you ADD college boys:

It's the fact it appeared for NO GOOD REASON on a FAMILY ADVERTISED EVENT.

now if you can stop trolling for farking minute, you'd see, it's the event I'm pissed at, not the WHAT.

Got it?
2004-02-02 12:54:59 AM  
Remember when Janet was the meek, cute girlfriend of Willis from Differn't Strokes? That's how I want to remember her...
2004-02-02 12:55:18 AM  
And I'm not really beating up on The Symbol, I hate the fact that CBS had to issue a farking APOLOGY over something that shouldn't need one. It's just a farking nipple. What are they saying sorry for?

Why does the nutjob minority get to whine about such bull? They should move to Saudi Arabia, where they'll never ever see skin again.

This is all so unbelievably stupid. There was more skin on the farking beer commercials than there was in that split second of Janet Nipple Shot.

All you idiots who actually wrote into the FCC and made calls are a bunch of sissy crybabies.
2004-02-02 12:56:45 AM  
Hey, I think it's nice boobage. She's got a great body, and it's always nice to unsling the sweater puppies whenever the opportunity presents itself. Unless, of course, you're doing the halftime show for the farking Super Bowl!
2004-02-02 12:56:56 AM  
god, the uproar about this just goes to show how big of a stick america has up ones ass about nudity. OMIGOD, a BOOB---on TV! Censorship is such a biatch.
2004-02-02 12:57:53 AM  
I seriously doubt it. What was it attached to? The only thing on that uhhh... bustier? whatever.. is the buckles for the leather.

I don't know what it was attached to. To tell you the truth my expertise in bras begins and ends with removing one using one hand.
2004-02-02 12:58:25 AM  
The Symbol

Yeah, it was dumb sensationalism. Just like FoxNews.
2004-02-02 12:58:28 AM  
No athenax311, not a BOOB. Theres boobs on TV all the time.

It's the NIPPLE they have a problem with! A FARKING NIPPLE!!!
2004-02-02 12:59:05 AM  
I think you people attacking The Symbol should realize, it's not simply the sight of a nipple that bothers people. I don't have kids but if I did I'd want to watch football with them, and I wouldn't want that to include guys ripping girl's shirts off for a stupid PR stunt.
2004-02-02 12:59:56 AM  
It sounds like a lot of people are going to be dumping their Viacom stock tomorrow...
2004-02-02 1:00:12 AM  
I don't get it. If there was no harm, then there was no harm. If there was, then all parties involved are guilty, including you for not knowing better than to have the Superbowl on in front of your kids.
2004-02-02 1:00:28 AM  
Seen better boobies on men in the village on any random friday. Sad attempt at a comeback.

Fark CBS, Aerosmith, Kid Rock, Byonce, Justin, all the hicks but Willie.

Good game though. Wish NC woulda won.

Willie? What were you thinking???
2004-02-02 1:00:51 AM  
never odd or even get's it!
2004-02-02 1:01:44 AM  

Im confused... I agree with your comments on the nudity, what the hell is wrong with football?

"I don't think watching grown men grappling and running into each other at full speed in order to grab a football is healthy viewing for children."

I fail to see the bad influeneces brought by football. This is of course neglecting that half of the NFL play from the respective penal systems. But it's a sport that been played for years and the only bad effects I can see is inflated egos. What sport fo you let children watch with you? Ping-pong? Curling?
2004-02-02 1:01:55 AM  
never odd or even, I guess it's ok for them to see a bunch of dudes slap each other on the ass while wearing spandex, though. I commend you on your anti-homophobia. It's also OK for them to see said dudes run into each other and knock each other down. Or how about the commercials promoting drinking beer, with the scantly clad bikini babes?

The super bowl, after all, is a FAMILY EVENT, so we can't have nipple slippage!
2004-02-02 1:02:19 AM  
oh right, sorry a NIPPLE!

also, for some reason I think that "wardrobe malfunction" is one of the funniest lines I've heard tonight. I can't stop laughing at it.

I would have liked to have seen that interview with JT after the halftime show.
2004-02-02 1:02:50 AM  
Symbol - you're a classic stooge. Thanks for making me laugh.
2004-02-02 1:03:30 AM  

Im curious where you would draw the line personally. Pretend you have a couple of ten year old kids sitting next to you watching this.

Is a penis ok? A Vagina? what if they had sex. I mean COME ON... you have to have sex to make babies, so why not show it on TV in the superbowl half time show.

I am honestly not trying to troll here. I am curious where you feel the line should be drawn.....
2004-02-02 1:03:56 AM  
A boob is not a danger!! It is a fine and dandy thing that feeds the babies! It is necessary! Exposing it to the elements will not cause hypothermia to the owner nor blindness to the casual observer!

Theater, however, can depict some pretty awful things, such as the intended appearance of semi-violence by Mr. Timberlake ripping clothing from another person. However, I'm sure any non-retarded kid can understand that it was an act from a script to provoke an idea -- not reality.
2004-02-02 1:04:51 AM  
2004-02-02 01:02:50 AM theigorway

Just say you've got nothin' and leave. It's ok.
I won;t laugh....too much.
2004-02-02 1:05:12 AM  
OL RO, are you equating a split second shot of nipple to hardcore porn?

My point is that THIS particular event doesn't warrant the outrage. It's a NIPPLE. Who cares!
2004-02-02 1:05:25 AM  
It wasn't a pastie, it was what's called a Nipple Shield.

You can see other examples at
2004-02-02 1:05:29 AM  

What idea were they trying to provoke?
2004-02-02 1:06:27 AM  
It was clearly an effort to shock the audience. If you do something to shock the viewer, how can you get upset when they get shocked? Either the producers knew exactly what the reaction would be, or they're pretty darn dumb. (I'm inclined to believe both are true.)

Of course, the real question is "Who or what Britney & Christina will fark on stage at the Grammys?"
2004-02-02 1:07:03 AM  
"Honestly answer me this, did you even notice it during the show, for the split second it was visible."

Are you blind? I wasn't watching at the time, but my wife started hooting and hollering as soon as she saw it. We rewound it on TiVo and it was not easy to miss. It was not a split second; it was more like five seconds.

Anyway, did anyone else notice this on MTV's web site?

"Janet Jackson Got Nasty at the MTV-Produced Super Bowl Halftime Show
Jaws across the country hit the carpet at exactly the same time. You know what we're talking about...Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake and a kinky finale that rocked the Super Bowl to its core."

If they didn't plan it, they're sure not trying to hide it now. They even had the bare-breast picture on the front page for a little while (they've removed it now).

It looks to me like MTV planned it. I'm not convinced that CBS or the NFL was in on it.

The FCC will get involved with this, I guarantee it.
2004-02-02 1:07:46 AM  

No.. im equating it to the act of making love.

It's just a penis inside a vagina.. whats the big deal?

I'm curious where you would draw the line. Is a nipple the line? A quick shot of the pubic hair? It's just hair after all...
2004-02-02 1:07:51 AM  
All i know is i enjoyed it baby!
2004-02-02 1:08:25 AM  
Just for the record.. Janet Jackson showing her tit during the Super Bowl and Elaine from Seinfeld showing a partial nip on her Christmas card (which the audience never saw) have nothing to do with each other.. It's not even the same ballpark, it's not even the same farking sport!
2004-02-02 1:09:57 AM  
On a business note, I think that the marketers are learning quickly how well a tiny bit of "unacceptable" behavior can hurl a fading pop-star into the headlines. This sh*t will become a cliche before long.

I can see it now: In a shocking campaign move, Hillary Clinton flashed FoxNews today ...ewwwwww.
2004-02-02 1:10:32 AM  
Not that anyone is still reading this thread, but rrrrrrrright when it happened, I said "pastie".

It was very brief, but there was a glint of silver and it was totally obvious that people don't just wear silver shiat over their nipples; Old-busted up-ass hoocie mama was just covering up her nip so that "technically" it wasn't obscene, prolly even by Texas standards.

This was about as unforeseen, unplanned, and spontaneous as the sun rising.
2004-02-02 1:11:12 AM  
In a shocking campaign move, Hillary Clinton flashed FoxNews today

Okay, NOW I have a problem with nudity!
2004-02-02 1:11:14 AM  
For starters, I wasn't attacking The Symbol. He's the one who started it by telling me to shut up.

I stand by my first statement: americans (or at least a certain portion of the american public) are such prudes! It's a goddam breast! There's nothing to it! Get over it!!

I don't think they meant to show her breast. Looking at the photos and videos, I'm pretty sure J.T. was only meant to rip off the black leather part, but he overreached and pulled too hard, ripping off half of her lingerie bra.

You can see it wasn't planned as such just by looking at Janet's face and arms position in the "after" photo: owl_sbx181.jpg
2004-02-02 1:11:33 AM  
MegaDethHead - you have a good taste in music but you're still an idiot. Football is a GAME which kids play all the time, without pads. Their is a HUGE difference between a commercial which has a fictional setting selling and a guy ripping a girl's shirt off live in front of hundreds of millions for publicity.
2004-02-02 1:11:41 AM  
I don't have a problem with skin. I have a problem with the notion that men ripping women's tops to show their breasts is entertaining.
2004-02-02 1:11:42 AM  
I belive we have a match:

2004-02-02 1:11:59 AM  
I enjoy it all. For people who may not know, MTV has FULL nudity with close ups on Videos on MTV2 in the AM hours. They are definitely starting to push the button more....
2004-02-02 1:12:16 AM  
OL RO the line is drawn when it becomes sexual in nature. a penis entering a viagina crosses that line. A picture of a fully naked man or women does not.
2004-02-02 1:13:13 AM  
hmm... just watching the video again is kind of enlightening. To me, it looks VERY clearly as if Justin does the ripping intentionally, while Janet is shocked and startled. Could have been an impulse on his part - perhaps he didn't know exactly what she had on under there.
2004-02-02 1:13:22 AM  

Sorry, that was irony. Just to illustrate that, to some people, football might be too violent to show to a four-year old.
2004-02-02 1:13:26 AM  
Can't wait to hear what Howard has to say about this in the morning
2004-02-02 1:14:00 AM  

Publicity stunt, a la Madonna/Britney tonsil hockey.

The last cry of a fading has-been.

So, by my guess, Aerosmith and Kid Rock were the only ones who didn't lyp-synch.

And people have the nerve to call some of that crap "music".

Totally agree. I was pointing out to my friends each "band" that was lip synching. Didn't see Aerosmith, but Kid Rock appeared to be the only one that was plugged in.

/doesn't make it good music, though!
2004-02-02 1:14:09 AM  
All right Archie_Steel

I DO owe you an apology. I got PO'd because NOBODY was understanding the point of the argument. That's all.
2004-02-02 1:14:18 AM  
never odd or even

MegaDethHead - you have a good taste in music but you're still an idiot. Football is a GAME which kids play all the time, without pads. Their is a HUGE difference between a commercial which has a fictional setting selling and a guy ripping a girl's shirt off live in front of hundreds of millions for publicity.

YEAH! And they should never show a commercial showing children paying off the national debt. That's just soooo partisan and evil.
2004-02-02 1:14:36 AM  
PerroLoco I think Janet's is bigger and more solid.
2004-02-02 1:14:50 AM  

A breast is not genitalia, nor is nudity equal to sexual activity. The line is pretty clear!
2004-02-02 1:14:58 AM  
This is MTV's "Got Nuthin'" Ad.

Pay attention to that world, pay attention.........

When "entertainers" today have to resort to kissing eachother on stage, getting vegas marriages, dating celebrities twice their age, and showing their right nipple to the world for attention, it speaks volumes of their ability to entertain......

Of course, I have always said I would give my left nut for the money these people have. Maybe janet previously made that deal, and it involved her right nipple....
2004-02-02 1:15:41 AM  
MEDTEK - YES, YES!! You have it right!! The simple sight of a nipple and a guy exposing a women's breast in front of millions is completely different.
2004-02-02 1:16:06 AM  

I don't think they meant to show her breast.

I seriously, seriously doubt it. That red lace wasn't attached to anything.
2004-02-02 1:16:20 AM  
Oh and regarding the silver thing, her areola is partially covered, but the nipple is almost totally exposed. You can even see the duct in the high-res pics.
2004-02-02 1:16:22 AM  
Lawd knows I'm not looking for another fight, but:
Can't wait to hear what Howard has to say about this in the morning

Howards an idiot. His 15 minutes are up.
Listen to BOB and TOM.
2004-02-02 1:16:31 AM  
If the networks are going to show some guy ripping some chicks clothes off I'd like to have the option to choose whether I want my kids to watch it. Being a dad is hard enough as it is. That being said, I wouldn't mind seeing her all kinds of naked in a proper (porn) venue.
2004-02-02 1:16:55 AM  
Less talking.

More pics and videos of tits and ass.

Thank you.
2004-02-02 1:17:05 AM  
sure take all the fun out by making it all technical....
2004-02-02 1:17:15 AM  
My local CBS station was running promos before the game was over, saying something like, "If you're just as upset as other middle Tennesseans, we'll give you the information to place a complaint with CBS after Survivor."

I was the only person in a room of five people who saw it. No one else even noticed. I thought it was bare at first, but obviously a big stunt. I came onto Fark within ten minutes, and it was posted.
2004-02-02 1:17:25 AM  

I'd still like to know where you would draw the line. What would YOU consider to be going too far.
2004-02-02 1:17:30 AM  
I am nauseated by your argument. Breasts are not bad. She is not a whore and if you tell your children that she is, explain to your children why our "god" given breasts are so evil.
2004-02-02 1:18:29 AM  
Evidently, even a Superbowl budget cannot guarantee quality: during the half-time show, I watched two horny seals flopping and barking on stage, then a brief but irrelevant moment of peek-a-boob. I swear the shows are getting worse every year.

2004-02-02 1:18:54 AM  
Bob and Tom who ???, I am not being sarcastic I just haven't heard of them before. What market are they in ?
2004-02-02 1:19:13 AM  
OL RO I have no problem with nudity. I have no problem with kids seeing nudity. I also have no problem with kids seeing sex acts as long as there is an adult there with them to explain it to them.

Go to Europe and see all the billboards with the naked ladies. They're doing just find over there. So I guess I draw the line with hardcore. There needs to be an adult with them so they can LEARN about sex. But just straight out nudity? No big deal! It's the human body, for god's sake.

But in this case, it's just a farking nipple!
2004-02-02 1:19:17 AM  
I'm going to say it again. If you think this was accidental THAN YOU ARE AN IDIOT!!! I'm sure Janet woke up that day and decided, "I know nobody is going to see my breast but I feel like wearing my outfit with the detachable breast flap and maybe I'll put on my nipple star clamp thing."
2004-02-02 1:19:45 AM  
Most people don't have a problem with the nudity itself, per se, but rather the disingenuous hypocrisy of CBS not allowing's unoffensive contest-winning ad to air...

...yet somehow Janet Jackson's (illegal?) phony, trashy publicity stunt; ONDCP propaganda; etc. somehow manage to get a green light.
2004-02-02 1:20:05 AM  
Two points..

1, How farking sick and sexually repressed is a society that sees a boobie as something shocking?

2, Of course it was staged and pre-approved, "live" broadcasts are on a delay of at least 7 seconds and if it was not pre-approved the network's Lord high overseer of public morality would have cut away to another shot.

Oh well I suppose it achieved it's goal, millions of consumer drone units will be talking about it around the water cooler tomorrow instead of the war.

Ignorance is strength.

2004-02-02 1:20:07 AM  
pontechango - thanks for the Spandrel link...

For those interested in what will likely be a more mainstream phenomenon thanks to discussions like this, such adornment is also referred to as a "Nipple Shield" - as seen here (SFW, opens in new window).

I'm definitely on the "this was planned" boat, but also keep in mind that a lot of fetish wear - like Janet Jackson and her dancers were wearing - have removable panels for various levels of exposure/decency/however you want to put it. So before you start conspiring too much, keep in mind that they didn't have to custom-design a tear-away bra cup just for this shindig.

Yes, there's a lot of weird stuff like that out there, and some of your kids are probably into it (or will be). Sorry it took a crappy Super Bowl halftime show to expose you to the non-Dick-and-Jane side of American culture.

Just to echo some others in the thread, the only part I find deplorable about this whole thing is that Viacom probably knew of this well in advance and then pretended not to once the complaints came in. Although, I can't say I find that kind of spinelessness and lack of accountability to be shocking qualities of our corporate masters.
2004-02-02 1:20:10 AM  
What is going to be funny is CBS trying to make up for it next year. I'm laying even money on something involving the lion king. Saddly that is going to be an improvement.
2004-02-02 1:20:42 AM  

you'd let your 16 year old daughter walk around naked?

(I am only trying to illustrate a point with that comment)
2004-02-02 1:20:44 AM  
Listen to Bob and Tom Yeah listen to Bob and Tom laugh at their own unfunny jokes for an thanks.
2004-02-02 1:21:29 AM  
Instantwater....... my thoughts exactly!
2004-02-02 1:21:47 AM  
2004-02-02 01:18:54 AM nissananimal
Bob and Tom who ???, I am not being sarcastic I just haven't heard of them before. What market are they in ?

Go to

I've been listening to them for about 4 years now. They're GREAT!!
2004-02-02 1:21:58 AM  
sorry.. meant Topless
2004-02-02 1:22:38 AM  
Heeheehee! NSFW!
2004-02-02 1:23:01 AM  
If I went to McDonalds or something and exposed my girl's tit to everyone, I'd be arrested. Apparently it's ok to do it on the biggest TV event of the year.
2004-02-02 1:23:15 AM  
Just what about NFL football makes it a "family" event? Is it the steriod-crazed players? Maybe its the coaches cursing on the sidelines. "Daddy? Did that man just tell the referee to go Fark himself?" How about the slutty cheerleaders? Maybe its the gobs and gobs of alcohol advertising? I know, its the drunken slob 2 rows down yelling obscenities for 3 hours straight, then puking in his hat.

NFL Football, despite the marketing and despite the fact that you couldn't find a babysitter to park the little brats with for 4 hours is NOT a family event. So don't come whining here when an MTV produced halftime show happens to shot a little nipple. Jeezus. Kid Rock and Nellie grabbing their crotches was a-ok, Jessica Simpson wearing something that you'd see in a porno, Justin and Janet doing a lapdance for 2 minutes...all of that is just fine, but all HELL breaks loose when a tittie is flashed for 2 seconds? WTF. Some people are just looking to get outraged, the sad thing is they try to bring "think of the children" crap into it to cover their own warped viewpoints. Hell, complain about the entire halftime show for bad taste and horrible music and I'd agree...but to complain about a 2 sec tit shot is insane. And stop watering down adult sports with your "Family Friendly" BS.

2004-02-02 1:23:24 AM  
Oh, wait, I'm sorry. I'm on FARK. There's no differences of opinion - there's just an opinion, and everyone else is an idiot.

Mind-readers, everyone here is. If you were in on The Conspiracy to Show The World Janet's Nipple, why didn't you give us a heads up?

Were you the same people who planned the Ashley Judd no panties at the Oscars thing like 6 years ago?

Oh, and like Bob and Tom are revolutionary. Please. They've been on the air in Indianapolis forever and been syndicated nationally for years. They're not exactly breaking new ground.
2004-02-02 1:23:28 AM  

Glad you noticed.
2004-02-02 1:24:21 AM  
This was made in 2001. Coincidence?
2004-02-02 1:24:55 AM  
NissanAnimal said

Can't wait to hear what Howard has to say about this in the morning

Didn't Artie bet the under (line was 35, 61 were scored), pick the Panthers (lost), and that more than 3.5 FG's would be kicked (lost; only 2 were successful)?

Dear Artie: You dumb farkbag!
2004-02-02 1:25:06 AM  
never odd or even, it SHOULDN'T be a problem to show your girls tit to everyone. What's the big deal with nipples? Why the fuss? In Denmark, people lie naked in the park on a hot summers day. Men and women. NOBODY CARES.
2004-02-02 1:25:22 AM  
From Mtv's main page article:
Janet Jackson Got Nasty at the MTV-Produced Super Bowl Halftime Show
Jaws across the country hit the carpet at exactly the same time. You know what we're talking about...Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake and a kinky finale that rocked the Super Bowl to its core. P. Diddy, Kid Rock, & Nelly rounded out the halftime show in the midst of the greatest game on earth. MTV was Super Bowl central, so armchair quarterbacks, fair weather fanatics and fans of Janet Jackson and her pasties were definitely in the right place. So strap on those pads, keep your head down and get the full recap of The AOL Super Bowl XXXVIII Halftime Show produced by MTV.

Pastie my ass. Obviously MTV is very proud of this. They need to stop with the fake apologies.
2004-02-02 1:25:36 AM  

Apples and oranges won't win you any points. There's nothing even remotely similar about seeing a breast for a fraction of a second on TV and someone walking around naked.
2004-02-02 1:26:55 AM  
I love it how people always make fun of the muslims for covering people up so much, but then in the same breath go nuts over nipples and bellends and asses and pussy's.

Hey everyone! YOU WERE BORN NAKED! Imagine that!
2004-02-02 1:27:54 AM  

I like your music styles. I spin, too. More downtempo and organic-oriented, though. I might give you an e-mail sometime.
2004-02-02 1:28:13 AM  

I've been to many nude beachs that had girls of all ages walking around fully naked... guess what? noone cared. (note none of them were in the US)
2004-02-02 1:29:33 AM  
Well, I've wasted enough time on the subject. You guys just carry on without me, it's 1:30 AM here on the east coast and I've got to go to work tomorrow.

Have fun!
2004-02-02 1:29:43 AM  
So was janet's nip the ballyhooed "Special guest" perfomer?


Every other person was "billed" as a halftime act - Nelly, Jessica Simpson, Janet, Justin, Kid Cock....and unless the farking South Nutsack Junior High marching band was the "mystery guest", the only notable appeance was, well, Janet's pencil eraser.

Chu on-dat!
2004-02-02 1:30:02 AM  
MegaDethHead - Then go ahead, you and your girl (I'm assuming you're a guy) flash you and your girl's privates to random people you see including kids. If you think there is absolutely nothing wrong with that than I guess our argument is meaningless.
2004-02-02 1:30:03 AM  
Drawing Lines: personally I'm going to have to throw your religion out of the window and go with nothing but survival of the species. Not to worry, I'll boil it down quickly...

Stay alive => social cooperation => civilized behavior (do your part, be honest, etc)

So, what makes for the best "civilized behavior"?

We're deciding that all the time. We have an on-going, living experiment all around us. We already have the data, we just need to pay attention.

violence: out, causes inadvertent, unnecessary death
of contributing social members
sex: controlled, needs education to prevent overpopulation and disease
nudity: does not affect one damn thing
knowledge: NEVER has hiding information or truth or anything that exists been good for society. The more we know, the better we can make decisions.

My kid NEEDS to see tits, ass, etc. as part of his on-going education. This is NOT to say that he needs to see TOO MUCH of one kind of "theater", such as sex, sex, sex, without concern for babies, babies, babies, disease, disease, disease.

That about sums up my perspective.
2004-02-02 1:31:50 AM  
2004-02-02 1:32:36 AM  
Flashbulb pretty much gets it for me, too. Thanks.
2004-02-02 1:33:16 AM  
Our cultural standards for things like this seem fairly arbitrary. People are shocked because they are trained to be, and body parts become fetishized because they are systematically hidden. We're bizarre in a lot of ways.

Anyways... she had a pretty nice rack when she wasn't 40 (NSFW)
2004-02-02 1:33:57 AM  

Couldn't agree with you more and couldn't disagree more with The Symbol.
Jesus Christ don't we have more important things to concern ourselves with than "dirty, dirty titties." I am seriousy appalled by the controversy this has caused.
2004-02-02 1:34:00 AM  
never odd or even, there's nothing wrong with it! I swear, this entire continent is so ass backwards it's unbelievable. It's just the human body! If I go to Saudi Arabia and my girl doesn't cover her face up, they'd farking stone her. Do you think it's OK for her to show her face? Well then, why not her nipple? It's just another part of her BODY!

Is it ok if I take an 8 year old kid to Italy and show him the statue of David? After all, that's a depiction of a PENIS! OH MY GOD! Most people would call it "art", though, wouldn't they?

2004-02-02 1:34:20 AM  
MTV and CBS say they didn't know.....

This was an obviously choreographed dance step, someone knew about it beyond ol' Justin, infact didn't the song mention something about getting nekkid by the end of the song?

For shame, MTV and CBS should just fess up to a tasteless stupid halftime show.

However in their defence there has not been a good halftime show since I can remember.
2004-02-02 1:35:00 AM  
a better mirror site with the pics ... gotta check em out!!
2004-02-02 1:36:09 AM  

I don't believe this is apples and oranges. The context in which this nipple was exposed was not in the "it's just a nipple... no big deal" sense. the context was was about a dude telling a chick he was going to have her naked by the end of the song and then ripping off a chunk of her bondage outfit to expose her breast.

My point is.. where does the line get drawn. Could she have pulled down his pants instead? could he have pulled hers off? the effect & the message of either action is pretty close...

I definately agree that breasts should not be treated as a big deal to children, but the context is important.

RKA: Some of us are sincere in our efforts to look out for childrens welfare.
2004-02-02 1:36:21 AM  
"The Super Bowl halftime show, which also featured P. Diddy, Nelly and Kid Rock, was produced by MTV, CBS' corporate cousin in Viacom."

No thank you. Too high brow for me.
2004-02-02 1:36:31 AM  
I'll say it one more time and then I'm out. I keep reading "It's just a nipple, who cares." A kid seeing a nipple is one thing, a kid seeing some dude rip off a girl's shirt exposing her breast in front of millions is something else.
2004-02-02 1:36:46 AM  
Oh, wait, I'm sorry. I'm on FARK. There's no differences of opinion - there's just an opinion, and everyone else is an idiot.

Oh, and like Bob and Tom are revolutionary. Please. They've been on the air in Indianapolis forever and been syndicated nationally for years. They're not exactly breaking new ground.

You do see the hypocritical paragraphs right?
I never said they "broke new ground". I said they were better then the Media Whore himself Stern.
I've listened to Stern. Same ols shiat, different guest. nasuea.
2004-02-02 1:38:30 AM  
2004-02-02 01:31:50 AM jonMEGA
Its on ebay LOL

That's freaking hilarious!!!

...but how did YOU find it???
2004-02-02 1:39:17 AM  
"You can even see the duct in the high-res pics."

Ugh. Where's that tape?
2004-02-02 1:39:51 AM  
I'm also in agreement with Flashbulb. For example, I've always thought it unhealthy for pre-teens or teens to be "protected" from porn. They're naturally curious; what's the point of torturing them with admonitions and shame? The more they know, the better prepared they'll be. In my experience, most (not all) guys tend to agree with me on this, while most (not all) women tend to think it's an abominable and dangerous concept. Surprising, I know.
2004-02-02 1:39:57 AM  
About the only thing that lowers my guestimate of people's IQ more than arguing over Janet's nipple, is arguing over which shock jocks are better.
2004-02-02 1:40:49 AM  
Hmmm, apparently jimmy carter is running that ebay auction. At least some people will get houses built over this whole thing
2004-02-02 1:41:27 AM  
That picture is about as real as Micahel Jackson's nose.
2004-02-02 1:41:33 AM  
I apologize, sometimes irony and sarcasm are lost over the internet.

My 2 cents:
Nudity is like anything else, it all depends on context. Nudity in works of art(ie Mich's David) and other different forms of expression, are fully accepted in most parts of the world. Most of these are in non-sexual contexts. Some are in sexual contexts(which is another ray issue not to go into)

Now, in the stage of a football game, a musical performance is acceptable, but what is allowed? Why is everyone so upset about a nipple, after Nelly "sang" "Its geting hot in here, so take off all your clothes..." Is that necessary?

Now for those saying the nipple flash was non-sexual, it was part of the performance for the song, which, in my interpretation of the lyrics, ("Gonna rock your body, night and day...Gonna have you naked by the end of this song") is very sexual, therefore it falls over into NippleGate. So to me, the intentional(IMO) flashing of the breast was performed in a sexual way.

I dont think it would be that hard to explain to kids but then again I have been told by mothers I worked with that there is no way I could understand b/c I dont hav ekids of my own. (This was from debating the Harry Potter issue, I have nothing against kids reading Potter)

So yea, not that right venue for this act, but nothing that really requires the publics interest for the next week
2004-02-02 1:43:12 AM  
HorseHockey, if you were sincere, you'd look at the NFL's close relations to alcohol advertising, its use of scantily clad women (cheerleaders) to promote the sport, the partnering with a horrid network like MTV and you would conclude that watching the Superbowl is no place for a kid, who you deem cannot handle a simple nipple exposure, in the first place. There would be no need to even be concerned by this because you and your kids would have been doing something else.

A violent sport, alcohol, skintight clothes, drunken fans, profanity, steroid/drug using players...all of these are fine for kids to see....but nipples aren't? Do you realize how absurd that sounds?

2004-02-02 1:43:39 AM  
It's fairly simple. The SuperBowl has always been a family event. To my knowledge, they've never shown nudity of any sort in any of their other formats as a planned event.

If this is the direction that the NFL/CBS/whatever would like to take the SuperBowl, they should issue a statement/warning that their halftime show will include nudity so parents can make up their own minds if they want their little ones to see it(Yes, this even includes a breast). That's only fair to the parents. I thought it was tasteless and sends the wrong message to kids.(Unless we would all laugh when our kids come home from school telling us how Kelli got her tit yanked out by Billy at the Football game).

Let us know whats up before we watch it and let us decide as parents. That said, somebody better lose their job over this.

2004-02-02 1:44:53 AM  

I don't have kids. Thanks for asking though...
2004-02-02 1:47:29 AM  
/updated for this thread

1. kill radio star.
2. prime time nipple tassle.
3. profit.
2004-02-02 1:48:10 AM  
The nipple that launched a thousand comments, huh?

Please, when the girls at halftime start looking and behaving like Robert Crumb's Angel Food McSpade, get back to me. Until then, I'll be out back stacking another cord of wood...
2004-02-02 1:48:11 AM  
never odd or even: remember that movie, Splash, where the mermaid, Daryl Hannah, starts crying when the cowboys shoot each other on TV? That's because she was nieve, not because someone got shot.

We call it theater. It's been around since before Shakespeare and it serves a great purpose in society to cause the uneducated and/or non-creative members of society to ponder ideas that they normally wouldn't. It can serve any number of purposes and will be interpreted by your kids in the way that you teach them --- thus, the duties of parenthood.
2004-02-02 1:49:11 AM  
Whoever that was had a pretty nice rack.

duct (NSFW)
2004-02-02 1:49:22 AM  
2004-02-02 01:43:39 AM TheAgeOfEgos

I agree. The whole song should have been (could have been) replaced with a good song with better dancing and no Timberlake.

Then everybody would have been happy.
2004-02-02 1:50:01 AM  
the hell with janet's nip, i thought the WHOLE halftime show was offensive. From kid rock wearing the American flag as a poncho and then yanking it off for a hat change, diddy (whose heyday was what, 1996?) and nelly rapping about themselves to JT getting her "naked at the end of this song" the whole thing sucked. and all of the above rapped or sang about taking their clothes off (nelly & p.d.), topless dancers (mr. rock) or the aforementioned mr. timberlake.

family show, my arse. corporate whoring, most definitely.
2004-02-02 1:51:05 AM  
Bob & Tom are a couple of guffawing yucksters that do a WACKY ZANY syndicated "morning zoo" style radio show. With a combined IQ of nearly 60, they embody about 75% of what is wrong with commercial radio today. Although they've managed to take obnoxious idiocy to new lows, I hear they are huge among the highly coveted 8-10 year-old boy demographic.

Seriously, do yourself a favor and turn off that ClearChannel/Infinity/CapStar crap.
2004-02-02 1:51:44 AM  
How farking sick and sexually repressed is a society that sees a boobie as something shocking?

No argument from me. It's just funny to see it on CBS, the network I will always associate with "Murder She Wrote", "Dr. Quinn", and a whole batch of other shows that only my grandparents would watch. It's a wasp-y network.

If FOX did it, it would be edgy. If NBC did it, it would have been for a laugh on SNL. If it were ABC, it would have been no big deal as they already have partial nudity -- thank you Bochco! :)

CBS is, to me, an old-person conservative network. And the fact that it was such a huge event with the biggest advertising dollars at stake, for their own blood (MTV and CBS are sister companies of Viacom) to do something SO RISKY (dollars here, not morals). That's the bit that's shocking, not the skin itself.
2004-02-02 1:52:52 AM  
If those cups were not meant to come up they wouldn't have been "snap on".

I will say this one more time. What is offensive (to me) is a man ripping a woman's top to expose her breast presented as entertainment.

I wouldn't doubt at least one little boy rips some little girl's shirt in the coming week because he saw Justin do it during the superbowl.
2004-02-02 1:52:57 AM  
Don't care and don't even WANT to see her breast......or Justin Timberlake.
2004-02-02 1:53:17 AM  
As a parent myself, my reaction had my daughter been watching would have been "Boy, that was really stupid, wasn't it?"

Then I would have dealt with it and moved on.

Getting insanely bent out of shape over this is a worse example than anything CBS could have done.

You sound like Mrs. Lovejoy: "WON'T SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN?"
2004-02-02 1:54:48 AM  
Everything MTV touches turns to shiat.

I hate MTV. They are so damn self righteous. They clap themselves on the back more than any other entertainment entity.

Even worse than their shiatty shows are their putrid attempts at having a social conscious.
2004-02-02 1:58:08 AM  
"I am sorry that anyone was offended by the wardrobe malfunction during the halftime performance of the Super Bowl," Timberlake said in a statement. "It was not intentional and is regrettable."

heh heh heh. "regrettable." snicker snicker.
2004-02-02 1:59:18 AM  
I was just thinking that the Right and the Left both HATE CBS now.
2004-02-02 2:00:08 AM  
it's not that some people think that the body is "dirty" or something to be ashamed of but there are some things that are better left to privacy, why are there always idiots who can't tell the difference. i would rather teach my kid that the body is beautiful but also to be respected and admired not peddled at market for the lowest common denominator to to fantasize about, and by the way, 8,9,10,11 year old kids shouldn't be confronted with this debate on iether side in the first place, there is plenty of time for them to deal with the trials of being older when they are older.
2004-02-02 2:00:19 AM  
Eck. I don't wanna see Michael Jackson's tits.

I'm surprised that the dude posting the "upside down on the beach I'm an attention whore" photo hasn't popped up yet.

The only thing worse than that obvious stunt are the people who think it was an accident. And the douche who blames it on "equipment malfunction".
2004-02-02 2:00:47 AM  
The halftime show was the only part of the evenings festivities that my 12 year old daughter watched, because she is a J.J. fan. We don't try to ignore sex in our house, I'd rather my kids learn about it from my wife and me than " on the streets". That said, this was not the place for this kind of performance. My girl was shocked that Ms. Jackson would do such a thing, and I think lost a little of her admiration for Janet.
Nudity is not the problem, but the context and timing of this event was wrong.
2004-02-02 2:02:21 AM  
That was no pastie. She is clearly a Borg.
2004-02-02 2:04:27 AM  
Just to add to the comments, it annoys me that even if it was a bare breast and was a closeup, it still shouldn't be a problem. Here in the US people are too uptight and puritan. The U.K. farkers and farkettes don't worry about the nudity on TV AFAIK. And big whoop it wasn't genetalia.
2004-02-02 2:08:51 AM  
Oh, and Bob and Tom rock.
2004-02-02 2:10:44 AM  
Gig103; I'd still rather my pre-teen not go running around showing her tits off, thank you.
2004-02-02 2:11:05 AM  
Okay, first of all, all you pathetic whiners talking about how the Super Bowl is a *family* event just need to STFU.

Your wives could give a shiat less, and I'll bet you were trying to keep your kids quiet in one of the back rooms so you could watch the game, in between you trips to the bathroom and the fridge for more beer.

It's just a FARKING boob, who cares? If you have trouble explaining what a piece of skin that everyone has to your kids, then YOU are the one that has problems.
2004-02-02 2:11:51 AM  
Gig103: It's about tact. Just because you can do something and it won't kill people doesn't mean you should.
2004-02-02 2:13:11 AM  
Hmmm Fark censors more than CBS :)
2004-02-02 2:15:00 AM  
Predicate 1: Many people claim not to care about this sort of attention whoring (the halftime "accident").

Predicate 2: The whoring continues to occur, with increasing frequency.

Conclusion: The stupid and/or hypocritical humans far outnumber the sensible ones.

Corollary: The human race deserves extinction.
2004-02-02 2:17:03 AM  
It's a nipple ring, dangit! A complicated one, but it was attached. Also, that was apparently an outfit that's intended to break apart - I swear it was Velcroed on. I don't know if Timberlake meant to totally remove it or if there was an alternate plan involved, but it was sensationalism and it smacked of desperation. MTV is dying.
2004-02-02 2:17:38 AM  
The debate was created by the taboo, which was created by religions, which were created by men. It's all fake, so there was nothing to worry about folks! If your kids were affected, it was your own damn fault.

When humans don't have any real dangers, they create make-believe ones.

Alah forgive us. There is a boob on our television. Now our son will surely be a gigalo, a rapist, and a Democrat.
2004-02-02 2:18:39 AM  

So watching Janet run around in a BSDM outfit and grinding on Timberlake's crotch is acceptable in your house and doesn't interfere with you and your wife's parental duties in regards to sex education, but 2 seconds of nipple does? Janet is an acceptable role model for your kid when she's naked from the waist up on one of her album covers, only covered by a pair of hands from behind, but tonight she went beyond the pale? Her "Black Cat" performance in a MTV Video Music Awards show, where she rips open her shirt and flails around with her bra showing, didn't give you an inkling of what J.J. would do for attention?

I'm freaking amazed that people are shocked by what Janet "I used to be chubby but check out my extremely hot bod now" Jackson did here. She's been flaunting off her funbags for 15 years.

2004-02-02 2:21:47 AM  
Thanks to The Symbol for being one of the few adult voices among the much louder clamor of childish blather that always populates this site when such "outmoded" concepts such as "morals" or "right and wrong" rear their uncomfortable heads. I can only comfort myself with the hope that most of you are no older than the fifteen years old or so that you appear in these threads, else we're in much more trouble than I ever knew.
2004-02-02 2:28:30 AM  
rka; actually I thought their entire performance was over the top, the boobie thing took it to a new level. When we rent a video or go to a movie that we know contains nudity, we are able to prepare for questions or observations that will come up. Sitting on my couch, watching the Super Bowl(copyright infringement)was not supposed to be one of those times.
Again, for me , it was the timing and the venue that caused the problem, not the act itself.
2004-02-02 2:30:26 AM  
Video killed the radio star...
2004-02-02 2:31:27 AM  
I don't have kids. I'm a guy in his late 20's and I dont think it has any business being on network television, in primetime, in an event promoted as family entertainment.

The counter argument tends to be "It's just a breast. Don't be uptight. Plus it's an excellent opportunity to explain to your kids why it's no big deal."

Why can't people say, "These are my kids, I dont want them exposed (literally) to nudity, regardless of context. Case closed."? Why is that not a defensible position? This is an event promoted as entertainment for everyone. Prior to the show starting, is there anyone who believed there was a likelihood of nudity?

That's the problem - the parents who WERE trying to make a reasonable informed decision about whether the game (or more specifically, the halftime show) was appropriate for their kids, were denied the opportunity. Why didnt CBS just issue a press release saying, "There will be nudity (or even "adult content") during tomorrow's halftime show."? You know why? Because the instant they did it a large amount of parents who dont want their children looking at Janet Jackson's breast would have turned it off.

CBS intentionally withheld information to PREVENT people from turning it off and to increase shock value - and it's wrong. I hope the FCC gives them a sizable fine. And some executive at CBS should at least have the stones to say, "Yeah we approved it, we knew it was gonna happen."
2004-02-02 2:31:33 AM  
When I watched the halftime show I was sitting there with my three year old. I was thinking how nice it was that Janet Jackson wasnt dressed like a slut. Then she breaks her tit out.

I think that if they are going to pull shiat like that they should have a warning before the halftime show so parents can turn the channel. Nip slips are one thing. Tearing your bra off to show how sexy you are is another thing entirely.

Im just glad my kid is clueless when it comes to sexuality. But he is learning fast. And Ive got one hell of a job to do as he grows up. Ive got to go against the grain and teach him that women arent sex objects to be used.

Attitudes like most that Ive seen in this thread are why you hear of 12 year old girls giving blo jobs on school busses. Because they are taught that women are there as nothing more than sex toys.

I thought this display was a sad commentary on where American society is headed.

And no, I dont hate nudity. It has its place. And the superbowl halftime show isnt it.
2004-02-02 2:33:07 AM  
Krack gets it too...
2004-02-02 2:33:38 AM  
Why don't they just go back to what they did last year? Headline the Half-time show with Canadian talent. Seems to work.
2004-02-02 2:34:00 AM  
Best and most tasteful halftime show would have to be Super Bowl XXXVI, with U2's post-9/11 performance of Beautiful Day, MLK, and Streets.
2004-02-02 2:35:47 AM  
I can't belive i'm the first to point it out, but this is just funny:

From Fox page:

"The photos:
Halftime 'show'
2004-02-02 2:36:17 AM  
It was planned. Kid Rock was the only one worth watching. And yes the commercials sucked this year.
2004-02-02 2:39:48 AM  
This type of thing ALWAYS turns into a "OMG CENSORSHIP SUXXORZZ" argument. You think you're really original by saying that, don't you?

It's not about censorship. It's not about boobs being natural and good and all that. This is at the complete other end of the scale.

I've got a question for all you people: Even if there was absolutely no censorship in the media, what would a boob be doing in the Super Bowl anyway?

Another way for MTV/CBS/Justin/Janet to get their media dick sucked. It was inexcusable on those grounds, not on whether boobs are okay or not.
2004-02-02 2:44:05 AM  
If the station tells you that they are goin to show nip during the show, then they can still do it, ge their ratings, and just deny they ever knew it was going to happen.

/sad truth
2004-02-02 2:51:46 AM  
To all those who say it was staged, because no one wears jewelery on their nips, under their clothing...what about piercings? You don't just put the piercing in everytime you get undressed! Maybe she IS an attention whore, and this was all planned...maybe she just likes wearing funky shiat on her tits all the time... just relax, and explain to your kids what an a**hole Just a Tubersteak is, because of the little act he put on.
2004-02-02 2:52:28 AM  
all i have to say is that everyone needs to relax, this wasnt a big deal, uncalled for yes, earth shattering event no. and for anybody that wrote to the FCC/CBS or called them, do you honestly think that they care? if you wana say it traumatized your child go right ahead, but let me ask you this, did you complain to the FCC or any tv networks on 9/11 when they were showing live footage of people jumpping out of the buildings, i was seventeen at the time and i still cant forget those images. if you did complain about that allow me to congratulate you as you are hardcore, but if you didnt just shut up becasue seeing real people die on live tv is far worse than a split second of boobie.
2004-02-02 2:53:20 AM  
Best and most tasteful halftime show would have to be Super Bowl XXXVI, with U2's post-9/11 performance of Beautiful Day, MLK, and Streets.

'Twasn't bad, no... Not exactly cheery, but it was a) a real performance, and b) relevant. Of course, Bono had volunteered to do a song this year, one that was to create awareness of the AIDS crisis in Africa, but the NFL and CBS thought it too "issue-oriented" for the Super Bowl.

Among other puzzling things - the duet with Toby Keith (avowed right-wing crusader, Ford Truck Man) and Willie Nelson (pothead, hippieleftiepinkoscum). That was almost as big a "WTF??" as Deion Sanders' suit.
2004-02-02 2:54:15 AM  
thing2=dumass, as I said to my kids anyways.
2004-02-02 2:55:45 AM  
This whole thread reminds me of an old Andrew Dice Clay routine where he was a good while into the act, filled with jokes about masturbation, gay bashing, using women as sex objects..etc, etc, the standard Dice routine and in the middle of a joke, apparently a women gets up and Clay quips "You gotta take a dump?". This apparently offends the woman and her husband and they storm out of the club. Dice waits until they clear out and then says "It took them an hour to figure out this act was filthy. Apparently dogs farking in the park, jerking of in the grocery store are fine, but I say she's gotta take a dump...and they get offended."

Take a look at the NFL and tell me it is truely family friendly. Watching ESPN is like watching court TV with all the arrests and charges. Players can hit their own teamates and break their eye sockets and only get suspended for 3 days. (Bill Romanowski). Other players can conspire to obstruct murder investigations (Ray Lewis). Rumors of rampant steriod and drug abuse abound. The cheerleaders in the NFL are definitely not the perky co-eds at high school and college level yelling "Gimme a C!", they're more like something you'd see down at the Gold Club swinging from a pole. Ads from Alcohol companies abound. (Did anyone count the Budweiser ads?). The networks can't have a microphone live down on the field because the language you'd hear would make a sailor blush..and thats just from the drunken, blue-haired old lady 2 rows up. The halftime shows are produced by MTV, the most vapid, crass and "do anything for shock value" channel there is.

Given all of can anyone say with a straight face that they were truely shocked that a nipple made an appearance tonight? How can anyone concerned over the effects that 2 secs of boobies have on children allow their kids to watch this in the first place? It's like getting offended 1 hour into a Andrew Dice Clay act because he asked if you had to take a crap.

2004-02-02 2:57:39 AM  
Right on, spage. Theoretically (devil's advocate here), if kids think whipping a girl's tit out is OK because they see it on tv, they'll think shooting people, flying planes into buildings, et. al, is OK, bnecause it's on tv too. The jackasses that kill themselves imitating what they see on tv-- let's just say this saves a little blockage from the ol' gene pool filter.

Photoshop, anyone? Any kittens die over the JJ picture links yet?? Be honest!!!
2004-02-02 3:01:45 AM  
I'm workin on it...
2004-02-02 3:15:10 AM  
I didn't know Janet Jackson was still alive.
2004-02-02 3:15:43 AM  
bushco wants to stop public breast feeding, ashcroft had the statue covered...

i dont pity the moral-majority-in-elect puny lives at all. they will never understand true beuty.
2004-02-02 3:18:32 AM  
Spage asked " but let me ask you this, did you complain to the FCC or any tv networks on 9/11 when they were showing live footage of people jumpping out of the buildings, i was seventeen at the time and i still cant forget those images."

No but I did try to keepmy three year old away from all the repeats of it over the next few weeks. The difference is that one, although horrific, was authentic news that would affect and change all our lives. Hence it was distastfull but appropriate.

The other one involved people and companies intentionally whoring themselves out for attention. thats just pathetic.
2004-02-02 3:28:54 AM  
People, forget about embaresed parents talking about this to the kids, I had both my parents and my grandmother in the room... and for some reason the all looked to me for an explanation.
2004-02-02 3:32:45 AM  
rka, Thing2 - you just dont get it.

rka - The NFL goes to substantial lengths to be family friendly. All those sexually suggestive touchdown celebrations? Fined. A player or coach uses profanity in an interview? Fined. A player gives the finger to the other team, or a fan. Fined. They fine the hell out of anybody that does anything against league rules. And if someone keeps behaving in that manner, the fines get bigger and bigger and bigger - they dont mess around. It's because they want to promote itself as family entertainment. You said it yourself, they dont mike the coaches and play it live because of the language. They know there are parents who dont want their kids to hear it and, frankly, there are adults who dont want to hear it either.

Furthermore, I can say "with a straight face" that I was shocked that a nipple made it on the halftime show intentionally. I was in a room of about 25 men and women (ages 28-35, no kids) and when it happenned, the immediate response was, first an instant of shocked silence, then about 30 seconds of discussion of whether the breast was actually exposed (was there a skin colored covering? was that a pasty or a nipple ring? was that intentional?). Within 2 minutes we had come to the group opinion that it was intentional, an exposed breast with a silver pasty and that "it was too bad Janet Jackson felt she had to have her breast hang out to get attention" and that, if they approved it, "it was sad CBS would let that on TV during the superbowl." We also came to the conclusion that there was no way the NFL knew it was gonna happen and that the league office would be furious. Nobody, in a group of pretty jaded young adults (75% lawyers - we all went to school together), had any inkling that there would be nudity during the show.

Thing 2 - I hope you realize that what you're effectively saying is, "I want kids to see Janet Jackson's breast. And even though they are YOUR kids, it doesnt matter. I (and Janet Jackson herself, and CBS, and MTV and Timberlake, and portion of society with the same beliefs) want your kids to see it so 'tough'. And because we know you go out of your way to shield your kids from adult content (sex, nudity, profanity - it doesnt matter what it is because it's up to the parent to decide what is and isnt appropriate for THEIR kids), now we are going to try and hide when and where adult content is going to be shown, so that you have the most difficult time possible preventing your kids from viewing it. You dont want your children seeing nudity and the SuperBowl (and CBS at 7 PM) has never had nudity before, so you think you're safe letting your kids watch it live? Think again, parents of america, because now were gonna spring that nudity on you and your kids unannounced so you cant avoid your kids seeing it. Tough, because WE want YOUR kids comfortable with nudity whether your want it or not."
2004-02-02 3:39:06 AM  
I've thought, at times, that Michael and Janet were the same person...
2004-02-02 3:39:09 AM  
2004-02-02 3:46:12 AM  
People. It was a tit. Get over it...
2004-02-02 3:49:03 AM  

Would you like some cheese with that whine?
2004-02-02 3:50:18 AM  
I thought it was a very fine tit but would have preferred Justin to take off both sides
2004-02-02 3:53:34 AM  
what i want to know - is what the nation of islam has to say about it???
2004-02-02 3:54:22 AM  
Animated gif
2004-02-02 3:56:29 AM  
Janet was stunning. A bit over the top but I loved the message.

She wants us to participate and to get rid of racial divides.

Step out of the white/arab box.

~ Pinky ~
2004-02-02 3:57:46 AM  
dumb people, just change the channel.

/wait a minute, it happened so fast i could not (sad that i told my daughter to settle down, and watch it with me.)

/locked and off limits - CBS/VIACOM/ETC...
2004-02-02 3:58:37 AM  
Geez, people need to lighten up.

I don't want or need someone else, some institution, government, corporation, or religion, policing my morals for me. Most people can do just fine telling the difference between right and wrong, thank you very much. It's the stupid people we have to protect, mostly from themselves.

Unfortunately, the stupid people seem to be the ones running the show.
2004-02-02 4:06:15 AM  
This is one of those things that only Americans would notice.

/non American
2004-02-02 4:08:12 AM  
Krack wasn't whining.. he was explaining.

2004-02-02 4:15:08 AM  
Beerden; I don't need anyone policing my morals for me either, the problem here is no one gave me the information needed to do my own policing.
2004-02-02 4:16:28 AM  
you are on the money rko!!! American television (football definately) is not the family friendly B.S. that Krack seems to think is so wonderful.

it is porno in drag. and one tit has made people all excited. what a cheap soft porn disapointment.
can we have some more violence please? maybe some war? these tits are really upsetting me!
2004-02-02 4:23:37 AM  
The game was absolutely great (except for the outcome if you are a Panthers fan). Unfortunately, between the game there is what is known as Superbowl half-time. Why is it most always such a lame-O spectacle?

As many viewers, I watched the half-time production to see how horrible this one would be. From the opening unaligned marching band to the American flag desecration to the lone silly nipple stunt, it was merely a slightly tweaked version of what I expected.

Why are 'singers' allowed to lip-sync? Why all that useless frenzy for 12 minutes? Was anyone really entertained (other than laughing at the crud)?

I saw the boob. (I saw 'The Spectacle' when I came to Fark and clicked on a close-up link. Thanks. ) I thought it was inappropriate, violent and a stupid publicity stunt and then I forgot completely about it along with that entire half-time show. I was reminded when the game was over and the news blurb came on to loudly pronounce that repercussions of that scandalous boob flash are erecting, stay tuned.

In my opinion, their act was something that should be viewed by people expecting and wanting to see that sort of boob manhandling and not by network television viewers who were given no warning. I wonder if the FCC will manhandle Viacom and/or Janet and Justin? I would like to see the good parts of that broadcast. Parts of it might even make an interesting transcript if there is such a thing.

How come with this most major American sporting event that showcases the two elite teams of pro football the half-time show can't reflect that high degree of achievement?

Anyone here have a better concept for a half-time show than this usual bunch of poop? Anything would be better than mobs of 'dancers' and 'frenzied fans' and 'entertainers' of all ilk blowing their gaskets for a few prime time minutes. (I've always thought that half-time show could be a great forum for the best college marching band(s) or college cheerleaders to do what they do best. Sadly, I have wondered for years what could be better and that has been my only good idea.) How about a photoshop contest?
2004-02-02 4:24:07 AM  
believe it or not, there are family friendly shows on American T.V., and as I posted earlier, my kid only came in the room to watch the halftime show BECAUSE Ms. Jackson was on it.
2004-02-02 4:31:39 AM  
Well, there's good news and bad news for CBS

bad news: Super bowl is one of the most watched TV events

good news: This years half time show was one of the least watched TV events
2004-02-02 4:32:33 AM  
The political irony of Eminem rocked.

The political irony of Janet "Jacket" Jackson rocked.

Anyone who did not get the immense joke should just go to bed.

Just wake up and participate America.

~ Pinky ~
2004-02-02 4:37:55 AM  
Did anyone else notice that eminem showed up wrapped up in a flag of the USA?

Okay.. Nevermind...
2004-02-02 4:40:06 AM  
As far as I'm concerned this case proves exactly why boobage should not be on tv. If it were to be permitted, it would be for exploitation not art. You can be certain that if it were ok with the fcc, women would be baring all on game shows and on mtv and so on, not for artistic purposes. So for all of you who are calling those of us who are against it prudes, please consider what would be more harmful, the lack of boobs on tv, or the effect of allowing networks to take some skanks top off just for ratings. Please note, I do recognize the fact that there is plenty of exploitation and so on all ready, but we don't need more, especially because we are to a point where any greater extremes would not just be a change in degree but character all together. A naked breast is substantially different than a semiclothed one.
2004-02-02 4:41:20 AM  
Krack You got something against Janet?
2004-02-02 4:46:04 AM  
I hope no one takes this personally but,

a) howard stern sucks. We get it now. You like naked chicks.
b) Bob and Tom are funny, but played out. If I wanted to listen to idiots laughing for three hours, I'd download a laugh track and listen to it all morning. Turn off your mics when you're playing your parodies.

Personally, I can't wait to hear what Glenn Beck has to say about it in the morning. IMO even though his logic is flawed at times, he's more entertaining and informative than anyone else in the morning. Mormon or not.

Back on topic though, I still haven't seen or heard an explination of what exactly was supposed to happen, if that was a "malfunction". Was he supposed to rip it off (and it was intentional... it looked to me like he fumbled the first attempt and had to regrab it) and have rainbows and candy fly out for the kiddies?

Anyways, the worst part wasn't the nudity, since it was only a titty and it looked like it was covered by a pastie (I know now that it wasn't). The worst part was that the performers couldn't be bothered to actually perform. That basically says to all the young'ins out there that look up to these people (a sad sad state of affairs indeed) you don't have to do your job, only look like you're doing it, and even then you don't even have to do a good job of looking like you're doing it. At least Kid Rock exposed the fact that it was being sync'd and made changed some words. I'm not a KR fanboy or anything, but I could at least respect the fact that he showed what was going on without any kind of doubt at all.

I'm going to go back to practicing my guitar everyday, so that I can be better than the next guy, and write good music that hopefully you'll want to listen to.
In the meantime, if you're one to pray, pray that musicians that like singing and have some moral values and respect for their fans will show up on the horizon for us to once again admire, and that when exported to other countries will show the world we're not just a bunch of dolts that will be spoon fed any old crap.

And for what it's worth, perhaps we should stop letting the kiddies pick out what music is popular, and take back some control. 16 year olds shouldn't be setting the trends for the adults. The adults should be setting the trends for their kids. Damnit. Take control and spank your kids if they act up. If they threaten to call CPS, let them, hell, take them there yourself. A trip to the orphanage would surely take the wind out of that sail.

(sorry for being mostly off topic)
2004-02-02 4:46:28 AM  
I can't believe all you guys watched the halftime show anyway. Every year it's crap, why did you think this year would be any different? You watch it just so you can complain about it? Halftime is when my friends and I plug in the PS2.
2004-02-02 4:51:56 AM  
blueskin -

The NFL's not perfect; I never said it was. But it does go out of it's way to be family friendly (as I outlined briefly). Violent? Absolutely. Some sexual suggestiveness? Mild, but yeah, it's there. Profanity? On occassion profanity makes it on the air.

But most importantly it is CONSISTANT.

As a parent (and if you've read my above posts, you know I am not), I know that when I let my kids watch a live NFL broadcast, they are going to see lots of controlled violence (including blood and gruesome injuries), occassionaly see glimpses of women in skimpy outfits, and every once in awhile a couple profane words are going to be audible. I can take all of this information, decide what is and is not relevant and make the decision about whether it is appropriate programming for each of my kids.

If I dont want my 5 year old watching controlled violence? I don't let him watch.

Perhaps I think violence is fine for an 10 year old, but I dont like the possibility of profanity? Fine, he can't watch either.

Maybe I think that all of this is OK for my 8 year old? He can sit there an watch it with me.


The difference here is that never before was nudity intentionally allowed by a network during an NFL broadcast. The parent who believes that an NFL-level of violence, skimpy cheerleader outfits, and profanity is acceptable for their son or daughter, but does not want that same child exposed to bare breasts was left hung out to dry by some or all of CBS, MTV, Jackson, Timberlake, and the NFL (although, I admit that I find it hard to believe the NFL had any idea this was going to go on).

If CBS knew there was going to be nudity on it's broadcast (The SuperBowl, in primetime, on a network governed by FCC broadcasting rules) - a venue that HAS NEVER featured nudity before - then it had an obligation to parents in the viewing public to let them know it was going to occur this year; particularly when the show is promoted as an "All-American Family Event." CBS knew that if people believed there was going to be nudity on the halftime show, a significant portion with children would find something else to watch for halftime. So they simply didnt tell anyone. Really, it boils down to a breach of public trust. And I'm no prude, I'm 28 and I've seen things at bachelor parties that would give my mother a heart attack. But I have enough common sense (and make no mistake "common sense" is exactly the correct phrase) to know that if the SuperBowl is planning to show a topless woman at halftime, they should give some warning to parents who might have kids watching. CBS/MTV didnt do that here because it would affect their ratings and it's wrong. And the FCC should prevent it from happenning in the future.
2004-02-02 4:52:57 AM  
Oh americans, with your shinny nipples and your football. Violence, nudity, violence, nudity.

Thank you for that

but not for JANET! meaby Beyonce or even Missy Elliot, but not JANET!
It's michael jackson with BOOBS!
2004-02-02 5:06:13 AM  
Stinky -

It's funny you should ask. I was one of the few people in the room defending the halftime show up until the time when she flashed the crowd. Generally, most of the people I was with were saying, "This show is sooooo 5 years ago" - a complaint that became "soooo 10 years ago" when Jackson came out. I, on the otherhand, was saying, "At least Janet Jackson (like Aerosmith and unlike Nelly, Kid Rock and P.Diddy) appeals to people of various ages." A 50 year old woman is more likely to appreciate a Janet Jackson song than a Kid Rock song. I think she's very talented and has had a nice variety of hits over her career. No, I dont have a problem with Janet Jackson.
2004-02-02 5:09:29 AM  
whiners. your all whiners. You'll click those boobie link's in a heartbeat though. GET OFF the "something to complain about" wagon !!! It lasted 2.2 second's and the hole under your noses' have been open for at least,what, double that?
2004-02-02 5:11:09 AM  
This is the way I see it.

The No Fun League is a bunch of hypocrites.

I'm all for a good titty now and again and I didn't really care that much. However, for a league that said in its recent owner meetings it's going to RAISE FINES FOR FARKING TOUCHDOWN DANCES and disallow other such fun to book a halftime show like this is ass-backwards.

Nelly singing "It's getting hot in here, so take off all your clothes" and having the cheerleaders strip, and then the Janet thing. If you claim to be a family sport and the Super Bowl is a family event and then have this kind of show, it's a total contradiction.

It wasn't the content that bothered me at all. I'd hit Janet like the day is long. My problem is the NFL gets all whiny about TD celebrations but allowed a halftime show that was of questionable taste at best for a global audience.
2004-02-02 5:22:57 AM  
a) i am deeply saddened that the public is "offended" by a part of the human body. its a FARKING TIT. SO WHAT.

b) i will be totally unproductive at work today talking about this nonsense.
2004-02-02 5:23:48 AM  
1) Career down the drain, 15 minutes of fame over.
2) Perform on superbowl
3) ...
2004-02-02 5:29:34 AM  
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2004-02-02 5:52:28 AM  
Whooo hooooo
2004-02-02 6:55:34 AM  
Why can't people say, "These are my kids, I dont want them exposed (literally) to nudity, regardless of context. Case closed."? Why is that not a defensible position?
Because nudity is part of life, and no matter what you, as a parent, do they are going to be exposed to it? Period. Instead of getting pissy about how your fictional castle of no-nudity has been pierced, you should be examining your viewpoint and realizing that no matter what - NO MATTER WHAT - you cannot avoid this.

Listen, I agree with the people who are annoyed at you uptight prudes.

I fail to see how a 5 second nipple slip is going to scar your overly-sheltered brats any more than exposing them to violent sporting event (can you say concussion, boys and girls?), full of commercials that depict alcohol/food consumption in unrealistic lights, shows women whoring themselves out for cash in scantily clad uniforms (cheerleaders), and so on. I guess all that the bumps and grinds and suggestive lyrics were perfectly OK, but dear lord, one little slip of flesh and your children are scarred for life.

Face it, they're not scarred, you just don't like talking about sex, and hate CBS for making you talk about it. It's the standard parent neurosis, but guess what, soon enough your daughters are going to be filled out like a job application and there's nothing - NOTHING - you can do about it that doesn't involve going to extremes (murder, locking them in a cellar, etc). I suggest getting counseling, because as soon as the "filling out" happens, you're going to have more complicated conversations on your hands. And as someone who's filled out many a sheltered daughter, if anything you're just making their "fall from grace" all the more inevitable and incredible.

And as for Janet being a "whore" because she exposed herself for money? You haven't been married so long that you don't remember doing even more "questionable" things yourself, do you - perhaps after a very, very nice dinner? I realize that when the hypocrisy strikes so close to home you're instantly on the defensive, but too fscking bad, life is full of compromised morals. The sooner your kids stop living in the fictional fairy-castle the better, because the real world is a very dangerous place.

And even though I support the boobification of national TV, I sincerely hope that Timberlake's career takes a massive, unrecoverable, nosedive because of this. That "wardrobe malfunction" line is classic, I know work is will be full of "(noun) malfunction" lines today. I know his publicist wrote it, but that he went with it just shows how much of an no-talent assclown he is...
2004-02-02 7:08:04 AM  
I think the fact that I am upset about this can be explained this way:

Americans are used to having a choice about viewing nudity.

It's something you can do if you choose to do so. Otherwise, it shouldn't be forced on you unsuspectingly.

In that way, it is not entertainment but a "stripping" of choice from most viewers, which results in a type of manipulation.
2004-02-02 7:09:14 AM  
CBS covers its ass with an exposed breast: Nipple for a moment was in lieu of bush for 30 seconds.

*crosses fingers that today will be the day that that cute checkout girl has a uniform malfunction at the grocery store.*
2004-02-02 7:10:53 AM  
Holy crap, people. Over 400 posts about a freaking S.B. halftime show!

Damn, and I just participated in it. Loser.
2004-02-02 7:19:59 AM  
It could have been Latoya.....
2004-02-02 7:26:38 AM  
MonkeyBoy; as has been said over and over again in this thread, it was the venue more than the titty. I don't hide nudity from my kids, but until they are older (esp. my daughter) I should decide when and in what context they see it. Halftime at the friggen Super Bowl is not one of those times, especially without prior knowledge of the event so that I could decide whether my girl saw this.
2004-02-02 7:31:26 AM  
you guys sit here and biatch about the split second of nudity and that kids may of seen it but you dont mind the F words and S words they sling around during the whole game ??? Get a life!
2004-02-02 7:40:16 AM  

Jaws across the country hit the carpet at exactly the same time. You know what we're talking about...Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake and a kinky finale that rocked the Super Bowl to its core. P. Diddy, Kid Rock, & Nelly rounded out the halftime show in the midst of the greatest game on earth. MTV was Super Bowl central, so armchair quarterbacks, fair weather fanatics and fans of Janet Jackson and her pasties were definitely in the right place. So strap on those pads, keep your head down and get the full recap of The AOL Super Bowl XXXVIII Halftime Show produced by MTV.

No apologies, in fact they seem to be pretty proud of it.
2004-02-02 7:44:26 AM  

Gotta love football!
2004-02-02 7:46:07 AM  
They planned that shiat. Janet had a litle pastie on her nipple. I was like, WTF?
2004-02-02 7:58:12 AM  
This incident shows the sexual repression of the American people. farking sad.
2004-02-02 8:00:25 AM  
they didn't even show anything on tv. You couldn't see the tit, and it was covered anyway.

get. over. it.

to add: The statements this morning say they did not plan it, which is obviously a bunch of bull. SOMEBODY planned it, even if it was just janet and justin's little plan, it was staged.

She was wearing an outfit with a tear-away bra cup and a pastie over her nipple. You don't wear nipple pasties unless you plan on showing your breast.

and a nice breast it is, indeed.
2004-02-02 8:06:07 AM  
2004-02-01 10:47:58 PM BBRModitha
Foxnews. Official propaganda outlet of the christian thought police.

RTFA. It's reguritated AP copy.
2004-02-02 8:07:43 AM  
LookSir-Droids! writes:

Most people don't have a problem with the nudity itself, per se,

Perhaps on the coasts, but in "flyover country" this did not go over well at all.

but rather the disingenuous hypocrisy of CBS not allowing's unoffensive contest-winning ad to air...

LOL!!!!!'s *only* mission is to get President Bush out of office. It is a partisan political group that has run ads here in Ohio and elsewhere in the country at various times. I have been so offended by their ads I change channels or mute them as soon as I recognize them. They lie about Mr. Bush's record, exaggerate details, and distort the truth. The Iraqi Information Minister was as good a source of information about George W. Bush as

...yet somehow Janet Jackson's (illegal?) phony, trashy publicity stunt; ONDCP propaganda; etc. somehow manage to get a green light.

Let me bottomline it for sells, well it usually sells, but you can't expose boobies to the general public on American TV. Politics never sells. It offends always.

If you are CBS right now you are congratulating yourself for avoiding, and slapping yourself in the head for approving the Janet stunt.

FYI: I honestly think that someone at CBS approved the stunt, but whoever did was probably told there would be a pasty or some sort of nipple coverage involved. I seriously doubt they were shown the sun shaped nipple ring and were told "and this is what Janet will be wearing on her breast when Justin pulls the off the tearaway portion of her costume."
2004-02-02 8:24:43 AM  
CBS is full of farknuggets.

Who else saw the commercial for 2 and 1/2 men?

They had a girl bending over the counter wearing a g-string, and a little boy going "whoooo" while looking at it.

We got to see the entire butt, and they are saying they didn't like 1/2 a nipple covered boob during their 1/2 time show? Cummon. CBS is full of it.

They were showing a commercial for their own show that had more nudity in it.
2004-02-02 8:29:20 AM  
It seems like I will continue to be amazed that the Farkers with such a great social/sex life, the Kings of All that is Poon, the Judges of All that is Kooch, can sit here and COMPLAIN about whether or not Janet's boob was "saggy" or "geriatric" and call her old.

Any of you who say you wouldn't hit a mid-30's gal with a body like that are delusional liars.

But isn't that why we're all here?

You guys better run off and have sex with your hot model girlfriends who don't need a real commitment, since they're just in it for the fantastic sex with y'all and your ultra-hot beefcake six-pack-abs bods. Bah.
2004-02-02 8:29:58 AM  
Boy, that relatively mild ad where they say Bush spends too much = WAY TOO CONTROVERSIAL, TAKE IT SOMEWHERE ELSE, PAL.

But Justin Timberlake acting like he's sexually assaulting Janet Jackson = FUN FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT, LET'S DO IT AT HALFTIME.
2004-02-02 8:30:27 AM  
2004-02-02 02:39:48 AM ExplodingFish

I've got a question for all you people: Even if there was absolutely no censorship in the media, what would a boob be doing in the Super Bowl anyway?

Same thing they always do. Sit in the announcer's booth and make lame comments on the play.
2004-02-02 8:31:05 AM  
My wife is pretty hot - much hotter than that shaved gorilla we saw last night.

I mean I'd still hit it, sure, but she's not in my top 50 celebrity bang list.
2004-02-02 8:38:28 AM  
Justin has ripped off Michael Jackson so much, that last nights stunt should be considered incest.

And thanks to Monkeyboy and the likes for enlightening me. I take a crap every day, it's a fact of life, I shouldn't be appalled when CBS/MTV decide to show a giant turd on TV in the guise of a SuperBowl Halftime Show.
2004-02-02 8:41:45 AM  
You invite ghetto to the half-time show, you get ghetto.
2004-02-02 8:43:23 AM  
Just because the American public believed there were WMD in Iraq doesn't mean we'll fall for everything.
2004-02-02 8:45:28 AM  
So does anyone have a link to the CBS commerical for Two And A Half Men where they feature a naked hottie ass in a g-string bending over the counter in front of a 6 year old kid?
2004-02-02 8:46:40 AM  
After halftime, Justin was seen trying to pull off a similar maneuver with Kid Rock's pants.
2004-02-02 9:03:21 AM  
I bet he felt a right tit.
2004-02-02 9:08:55 AM  
I wonder if John Ashcrofts head exploded? He can hardly stand an exposed stone breasticle, much less a real live buoyant black one.
2004-02-02 9:12:41 AM  
For farks sake, all of this over a farking BOOB???
2004-02-02 9:14:46 AM  
Wow. An exposed boob on an over-the-hill, washed up performer. Who's next, Angela Lansbury flashing her ass?

I could not care less about Janet Jackson's flapjack. If CBS wants to give the spotlight to low class people like her, they deserve what they get. And that goes for Justin Timberlake, too.
2004-02-02 9:17:23 AM  
2004-02-02 9:20:09 AM  
I think it's official. Everybody thought the halftime show sucked and the Janet Jackson thing is rediculous in so many ways. MTV/CBS execs should be publicly chastised for their incompetence/stupidy for their attempt to "entertain" us and then disavow their actions as accidental. Agreed?

Personal note: Jessica Simpson is pretty but stupid, Janet Jackson appears to be painfully desperate for attention, Sean Combs and everyone who thinks he is talented should be tortured, I personally have no idea who Nelly is but he should pray people forget he was there, Kid Rock....feh... is the epitome of low rent, white trash interests and Justin Timberlake.......I so look forward to the day when people will be saying, "Justin who?"

///my two cents
2004-02-02 9:21:04 AM  
My question is why the hell was Justin Timberlake grabbing Ms. Jackson if you're nasty's boob anyways?
This proves that either it was totally planned or that JT is a dirty nasty bastard who needs to be stoned. (Or, IMHO, JT is a dirty nasty bastard who needs to be stoned anyways :P).
Either way, MTV sucks.
2004-02-02 9:21:50 AM  
Its all so bloody transparent. What a bore. Music is more image than music these days. Screw'em all.

2004-02-02 9:23:26 AM  
Once again for the trolls that missed it...

UES writes:

Boy, that relatively mild ad where they say Bush spends too much = WAY TOO CONTROVERSIAL, TAKE IT SOMEWHERE ELSE, PAL.

But Justin Timberlake acting like he's sexually assaulting Janet Jackson = FUN FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT, LET'S DO IT AT HALFTIME. = Democrat Party shills out offending a significant portion of the population.

Justin, Janet, et al. = Entertainment whores who managed to offend a significant portion of the population without a political message.

The major difference is that had already identified themselves as shills with nothing to say but tired political rhetoric guaranteed to get people offended enough to boycott CBS. Justin and Co. were no doubt just "fuzzy" enough on the details (or just flat out lied) of their live act that they slipped in and got their boobie-flash artistic(?!) statement on the air.

Live TV can and will bite you on the ass, which is why it is such a risky venture. Had the Justin and Co. portion arrived taped, CBS censors would have clipped it. Conversely, if didn't already have the rep they have, and had managed to put together something live for CBS (Streisand sings Neil Diamond...whatever) and then did something similar (say have Bab's unroll a banner that say "Bush wants your children to work in factories instead of going to elementary school!"), CBS would be similarly pissed off, but unable to take it back.

2004-02-02 9:25:26 AM  
Trying to say it was unintentional is making me laugh very much. So you're saying she wears borg nipple pasties every day as a matter of course, then?
2004-02-02 9:28:30 AM  
Was anyone else more interested in the game than Janets breast? Terrific game!
2004-02-02 9:31:30 AM  
I heard a local media person on the radio this morning. He said he was in the producer's truck and they ran the exposure frame by frame. He said there was no doubt it was intentional, rehearsed and choreographed.
2004-02-02 9:33:57 AM  
Personally, I'm waiting for Access Hollywood to weigh in on this shocking event. Entertainment Tonight bites; Mary Hart's legs are the devil.
2004-02-02 9:50:30 AM  
I didn't watch the halftime show 'cause I never do, but now looking at the video of the "stunt" I say any of you who think this wasn't planned are fooling yourself.

One farker above is 100% right. Normally when stations air live TV there is a 5 sec delay in transmission so they may edit content such as this. This is mostly used for beeping foul language.
2004-02-02 9:53:57 AM  
If it wasn't planned then why did she have that silly looking decorative nipple patch on? Or is that just what the youngins' is wearin' these days in lieu of a bra?
2004-02-02 10:05:00 AM  

Wow... fark is really populated by idiots, morons, and liberal trash.

1) There is nothing wrong with football. It is a sport. Don't like it? Don't play or watch it. It is still a great sport and no one cares if you don't get it... go back to your games of polo or something.

2) This was obviously staged and coreographed. The only real question, given Janet's terrible acting history in movies, is whether she actually meant to flash nipple or not (her look of horror was really convincing in my opinion).

3) MTV and CBS knew about it.

4) CBS is blatant in their diversion of this 'scandal'.

5) The game was surprisingly good, excellent ending.

6) All of the entertainment absolutely sucked.

7) Contrary to popular belief of some quiestionable farkers, there is absolutely nothing wrong with cheerleaders. If you are offended, look away, but don't push your agenda off on others. If a woman wants to dress up rather scantily (and these cheerleaders were wearing more than the dance team in my HS back in the late 80s as well as the ones at my University) and cheer, so be it and more power to them.

8) The unanswered question is whether the FCC will fine people for this blatant nudity. I believe it is finable, but we will see.

9) Somehow the liberal agendaring anti-bush farkers think that thread jacking is acceptable. They should be booted permanently from fark.

10) That was one heck of a nipple jewelery piece.

11) Her whole boob did not pop out, and yes they are pretty nice.

12) TV is NOT about substance, contrary to the beliefs of the intelligista farkers and liberal elites. It is mindless entertainment, rarely billed as other than that. Take for what it is, keep your biatching to yourself. Go back to your coffee shop poetry readings, library reference manuals, and great peices of *cough* literature *cough* and ignore the stupidity you bemoan constantly... it's tiresome and irrelevant.
2004-02-02 10:08:01 AM  
Moral decay?


Moral decomposition?
2004-02-02 10:08:36 AM  
There is a close up on another site. It looks like a nipple ring, not a pastie. Unless they doctored it, thats her nipple sticking out in the very center.

Hardcore ring if true. Yikes
2004-02-02 10:15:04 AM  
The Symbol
What's your problem with nudity on a "family show"? How come it's okay to see nudity in a textbook, but it's not okay to see it on TV, sorry, family TV? Honestly, I don't get it!
Do you think your daughter would mimic everything she saw on (family) TV, but question everything she reads in a book?
Would it have been okay for your daughter to see a nipple if the Halftime Show had been advertised as "containing nudity"? I'm not trying to BS you, this is an honest question. How are nipples in books different from nipples on TV? Except for the boi-oi-oi-oi-oing part..
2004-02-02 10:15:49 AM  

Why do you hate America?
2004-02-02 10:16:33 AM  
Fark Fox news? No, fark MTV, they've ruined music.
2004-02-02 10:24:22 AM  
(1) If this were an accidental denuding, wouldn't Timberlake's statement have also included a 'profound and heartfelt' apology to Miss Jackson for causing her unexpected public embarrassment?

(2) If it wasn't a completely planned and choreographed stunt, wouldn't Timberlake be potentially facing an assault charge?

.../end interest
2004-02-02 10:25:39 AM  
"The major difference is that had already identified themselves as shills with nothing to say but tired political rhetoric guaranteed to get people offended enough to boycott CBS. Justin and Co. were no doubt just "fuzzy" enough on the details (or just flat out lied) of their live act that they slipped in and got their boobie-flash artistic(?!) statement on the air."

Can you explain to me why ads for political candidates and advocacy groups can be run on every single minute of every single day of every single channel......except during the Super Bowl? I fully expect to see tons of "Bush Sux" and "Bush Rools" ads this year. It's 30 seconds out of your life - hit the bathroom if you don't like the ad. Also, the Moveon ad runs all the time on CNN, where apparently viewers can watch it without crying or being offended.

They point is still that CBS and their conservative apologists are massive, cosmically sized hypocrites. Nonstop ads for erection pills and halftime involuntary strip shows, as well as Kid Rock ripping an American Flag down the middle so he can wear it like a bearskin are all A.O.K.*, but 30 seconds of questioning Dear Leader is ABSOLUTELY VERBOTEN because it is OFFENSIVE.

* No, that wasn't a flag shirt, it was a ripped American flag. Ripped lengthwise down the middle. Which he then took off and threw behind him. Kid Rock last night was like a walking ad for a flag-desecration prevention amendment.
2004-02-02 10:27:07 AM  
All I can guess is that part of the tear-away bra was supposed to come off, while a smaller portion was meant to conceal the nipple/breast, but when justin grabbed, he ripped the whole bra cup off, exposing Janet's really awesome nipple jewelry.

Because, I do concede, that when you look at the zoomed in picture, it appears to be a piercing rather than a pastie and you CAN see her nipple.

It's a lovely purple shade.

I love the purple nipples.
2004-02-02 10:29:25 AM  
Kid rock did make sure to put the flag up on the drum platform rather than on the ground.

But yeah, it was certainly a defaced flag. But I don't have a problem with that anyway.
2004-02-02 10:31:16 AM  
they showed a "truth" antismoking ad.

I thought they wouldn't allow "advocacy" ads.
2004-02-02 10:32:10 AM  
i can't believe so many people here are complaining about how boring the halftime and pregame entertainment is, when they've willingly chosen to watch the crap in the middle too.
2004-02-02 10:36:00 AM  
I think Janet Jackson is a very, very talented lady. She always was. She has worked extremely hard to develop her dancing, choreography and vocal skills.

Who cares about a quick moment in time at the end of her performance? It's done. Big deal. Move on.
2004-02-02 10:38:39 AM  
Wow, people sure do have a lot of time on their hands to continually complain, biatch, and moan over something as small as this...oh wait...where am I? Oh that explains it.

I think we need a daily fark poll or something. Something like "how many of you are unemployed?"
2004-02-02 10:39:32 AM  
2004-02-02 10:41:20 AM  
make no mistake....Bob and Tom and TheSymbol are all gay.
2004-02-02 10:44:43 AM  
Oh my goodness how shocking (yawn!)

Guess what grandma? The kids have seen boobies before and don't give a shiat.
jbc [TotalFark]
2004-02-02 10:52:21 AM  
what would a boob be doing in the Super Bowl anyway?

Quarterback a team to a win over the Titans and a loss to the Patriots. Now it just carries the clipboard.
2004-02-02 10:54:51 AM  
It could have been a malfunction, I mean, I ALWAYS wear a silver pastie on my breasts under leather jackets, doesn't everyone?
2004-02-02 10:56:13 AM  
gentlegiant621: "I heard a local media person on the radio this morning. He said he was in the producer's truck and they ran the exposure frame by frame. He said there was no doubt it was intentional, rehearsed and choreographed."

Was that really in question? I mean, does anyone think it was an accident? Celebrity's resorting to showing skin to have them be the topic of conversation for a few days is getting to be the norm, is my opinion.
2004-02-02 11:07:06 AM  
I thought Janet was so much better than this. Her presence was powerful enough; didn't need a stunt like this. I would expect something like this from Madonna, but not from Janet. I used to think she was classy, but now I don't know.

How interesting that her musical medley which included Rhythm Nation, a time when she was an admir