Women’s News: Why Janet Jackson’s Nipple Still Matters

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Emma Gray

Senior Editor, HuffPost Women

It’s been 10 years since Janet Jackson’s infamous “wardrobe malfunction”during the Super Bowl in front of millions of CBS viewers, yet anyone who owned a television in 2004 can remember the night that a nipple (half) shownon television for 9/16ths of a second made the United States go batsh*t crazy. Behold, the effect of the naked female body.

In case anyone needs a refresher, Jackson and Justin Timberlake were performing a set during the Super Bowl’s halftime show. As Timberlake finished singing the words “better have you naked by the end of this song,” he reached over and grabbed Jackson’s leather and red-lace bustier cup, revealing her breast before she covered it with her hand.

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  1. I’m Canadian, and although most Canadian football lovers prefer to watch the NFL than the CFL, I never saw that game. Not even when all the hype about the “wardrobe malfunction” was on every news and entertainment chanel for the following two weeks was I motivated to look it up myself.

    To this day, I really don’t care but I find people’s fascination with the circumstances most interesting. Even the term “wardrobe malfunction” became a household term like how “Star Wars” became commonly used by governments around the world.

  2. Honestly, it does not matter to me. Both the superbowl hoopla and now Janet Jackson and her nipple are awful. We have millions of more important news to think about.

  3. Really interesting article! Women continue to be oppressed more than men, especially by the media. Thanks for posting!

  4. Reblogged this on inclusivekrystal and commented:
    As many get ready for the Super Bowl today, I invite you to read this article from the Huffington Post that I found to be quite interesting. Thanks Lady Romp for posting!
    What are your thoughts?

  5. You are so welcome and thank you for your comments!!

  6. Thank you!!


  1. […] you to read this article from the Huffington Post. I found it to be quite interesting. Thank you LadyRomp for […]

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