But the game took a back seat to what transpired at the halftime show. On Feb. For a fraction of a second, 71, fans in the stands and 11 million people at home saw her bare breast. Timberlake stood beside Jackson stoically, while Jackson hastily covered herself with her left hand. The camera went wide, fireworks were released and pandemonium ensued. Salli Frattini, an executive producer, was the leader of the halftime performance, which ran for 12 minutes.
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Our editorial content is not influenced by any commissions we receive. Sign up for The Complex Newsletter for breaking news, events, and unique stories. The energy of SB50 PepsiHalftime show was great! Of course, it's not too much of a question as to why the NFL would have left one of the most memorable halftime performances out of its montage. Many still remember the shock and chaos that fateful "wardrobe malfunction" caused in It turns out La Toya wasn't the only one who noticed Janet's glaring absence from the trip down memory lane.
The incident, sometimes referred to as Nipplegate , led to an immediate crackdown and widespread debate on perceived indecency in broadcasting. The halftime show was produced by MTV and was focused the network's Choose or Lose campaign the year was a presidential election year in the United States. The exposure was broadcast to a total audience of In addition, CBS parent company Viacom and its co-owned subsidiaries, MTV and Infinity Broadcasting , enforced a blacklist of Jackson's singles and music videos on many radio formats and music channels worldwide. The incident was ridiculed both within the United States and abroad, with a number of commentators opining that it was a planned publicity stunt. Some American commentators viewed it as a sign of decreasing morality in American culture, while others considered the incident harmless and argued that it received undue attention and backlash. The increased regulation of broadcasting raised concerns regarding censorship and free speech in the United States. YouTube co-founder Jawed Karim credits the incident with leading to the creation of the video sharing website.
Well, we can hardly either! And because Justin is returning to the big show in , we're taking it all the way back to and reliving the moment as it happened, picture by picture. Janet kicked off the performance, singing "Rhythm Nation" solo, before Justin joined her on stage with "Rock Your Body. When the racy moment was met with outrage by fans and the media, apologies and excuses were made, and the whole thing was deemed a "wardrobe malfunction. While it looked pretty planned to us, Justin still maintains that it was an accident. And it's something that you have to look back on and go, like, 'OK, well, you know, you can't change what's happened, but, you know, you can move forward and learn from it. View On One Page.