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CBS Apologizes for Jackson's Exposure (MTV will not produce another Halftime show)
Yahoo! News ^ | 2-2-04 | AP

Posted on 02/02/2004 5:26:22 AM PST by pseudo-ignatius

NEW YORK - CBS apologized for an unexpectedly R-rated end to its Super Bowl halftime show, when singer Justin Timberlake (news) tore off part of Janet Jackson (news)'s top, exposing her breast.

The two singers were performing a flirtatious duet to end the halftime show, and at the song's finish, Timberlake reached across Jackson's leather gladiator outfit and pulled off the covering to her right breast.

The network quickly cut away from the shot, and did not mention the incident on the air.

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."

Wade said CBS officials attended rehearsals of the halftime show all week, "and there was no indication any such thing would happen. The moment did not conform to CBS' broadcast standards and we would like to apologize to anyone who was offended."

The Super Bowl halftime show, which also featured P. Diddy, Nelly and Kid Rock, was produced by MTV, CBS' corporate cousin in Viacom.

"We were extremely disappointed by elements of the MTV-produced halftime show," Joe Browne, NFL executive vice president, said. "They were totally inconsistent with assurances our office was given about the content of the show.

"It's unlikely that MTV will produce another Super Bowl halftime."

MTV issued a contrite statement, saying the incident was "unrehearsed, unplanned, completely unintentional."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: actofviolence; apology; cbs; culturewar; indecentexposure; jackson; janetjackson; lewdness; mtv; mtvculture; mtvvalues; nipplegate; popculture; porn; pornography; publiclewdness; stripshow; superbowl; timberlake
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1 posted on 02/02/2004 5:26:23 AM PST by pseudo-ignatius
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To: pseudo-ignatius
Wardrobe malfunction. Right.

Who are you going to believe? Justin Timberlake or your lying eyes?
2 posted on 02/02/2004 5:28:50 AM PST by Judith Anne (Send a message to the Democrat traitors--ROCKEFELLER MUST RESIGN!)
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To: Judith Anne
What a disgusting display that entire half-time show was. Typical for the 'Anti-Everything Normal and Decent' MTV.

I think the NFL forgot who their main demographic is...it certainly isn't the MTV crowd.
3 posted on 02/02/2004 5:31:07 AM PST by ItsOurTimeNow ("By all that we hold dear on this Earth I bid you stand, men of the West!")
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To: pseudo-ignatius
well if MTV isn't gonna produce any more half time shows, then next year we might actually see something with a little class?
4 posted on 02/02/2004 5:32:50 AM PST by camle (keep your mind open and somebody will fill it with something for you))
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To: Judith Anne; pseudo-ignatius
I don't know why everyone is so upset about this. She was just trying to get that awful multi-legged spider off her breast.
5 posted on 02/02/2004 5:33:31 AM PST by thesummerwind (Like painted kites, those days and nights, they went flyin' by)
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To: pseudo-ignatius
PIMP-TV made $6,000,000 a minute in advertising.

It should all be seized by the FCC.

6 posted on 02/02/2004 5:33:37 AM PST by Diogenesis (If you mess with one of us, you mess with all of us)
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To: pseudo-ignatius
MTV--a dog returns to its vomit.
7 posted on 02/02/2004 5:33:38 AM PST by The Great RJ
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To: Judith Anne
Timberlake said he did not intend to expose Jackson's breast.

Go on a date, pull down the girl's dress, and try this explaination. See if it works.

"It's unlikely that MTV will produce another Super Bowl halftime."

Notice the Clintonspeak: "We won't promise that MTV will never produce another Super Bowl halftime."

8 posted on 02/02/2004 5:33:50 AM PST by 50sDad (OK, I give in. Visit my website! http:my.oh.voyager.net/~abartmes)
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To: ItsOurTimeNow
What a disgusting display that entire half-time show was.

Absolutely. A full-blown assault on common decency, and the Janet Jackson moment was tame, compared to the prior 25 minutes.

9 posted on 02/02/2004 5:34:37 AM PST by angkor
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To: Judith Anne
Wardrobe malfunction. Right.

As another Freeper wrote...if this was unplanned why didn't Janet Jackson IMMEDIATELY cover herself??

10 posted on 02/02/2004 5:34:57 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I will defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: pseudo-ignatius
Already posted here.
11 posted on 02/02/2004 5:35:34 AM PST by TomServo ("Why does the most evil man in the world live in a Stuckeys?")
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To: pseudo-ignatius
"wardrobe malfunction"

I hate it when that happens. Stupid Narnia.
12 posted on 02/02/2004 5:35:35 AM PST by exile (Exile - Helen Thomas tried to lure me into her Gingerbread House.)
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To: Puppage
It should be an instinctive reaction.
13 posted on 02/02/2004 5:36:55 AM PST by Judith Anne (Send a message to the Democrat traitors--ROCKEFELLER MUST RESIGN!)
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To: thesummerwind
I don't know why everyone is so upset about this. She was just trying to get that awful multi-legged spider off her breast.

Amen. Let's just be thankful that the spider on her breast distracted her attention from the spider that crawled up under her skirt, or we'd really have something to talk about today. :D

14 posted on 02/02/2004 5:37:53 AM PST by hellinahandcart
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To: pseudo-ignatius
"I am sorry that anyone was offended

What Justin means: "I'm not sorry I was involved in it, I'm not sorry I did it, I'm not sorry 'it went wrong', I'm sorry you're such an un-sophisticate as to be insulted by my elevated behavior."

"... by the wardrobe malfunction"

Tiles falling off the space shuttle is a malfunction. Exposing Janet Jackson is a calculated stunt.

"It was not intentional and is regrettable."

If it was unintentional, it would not be regrettable, would it?

Let's examine this:

She was wearing a tearaway 'breast covering'. Timberlake knew this... how?

They had simulated sex during their 'show'. Timberlake tore off the covering and labels it regrettable. What was supposed to happen when he tore it off?

What did he expect to reveal?

15 posted on 02/02/2004 5:39:06 AM PST by IncPen ( F the U.N.)
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To: Judith Anne
Agreed. And they wonder what's the matter with the country today (God, did I just sound like my parents?) YIKES!!
16 posted on 02/02/2004 5:41:35 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I will defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: camle
"...well if MTV isn't gonna produce any more half time shows, then next year we might actually see something with a little class?"

Yes, for sure. They have hired Larry Flint to do next years show.

17 posted on 02/02/2004 5:41:44 AM PST by lawdude (Liberalism: A failure every time it is tried!)
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To: Judith Anne
Sure it was a mistake.....NOT!.....that's why she prepared her breast with a star burst 'just in case'. Why would she have that hard metal object under her dress? Surely a woman won't wear that unless she wants everyone to see it. Why wear it hidden then? Just wait, now we'll see a bunch of teens going to Abercrombe (or where ever) wanting to buy the bursting star. Women have taken their clothes as low as they can , showing as much belly as they can, now they'll start showing a breast with jewlery on the nipple(s).
18 posted on 02/02/2004 5:43:38 AM PST by shiva
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To: ItsOurTimeNow
I saw the very first few minutes, until the male "performers" began their crotch-grabbing multiple times in the first "song".....that was when I knew where it was heading. Knowing this (the Super Bowl broadcast) is one of the very few luxuries troops get to enjoy during their foreign assignments in wartime, you would think the show could be more patriotic and generally appealing. This is demonstrative of the low that society has hit in this country due to the Liberal "irresponsible" tone they've set.

The damage having already been done, appologies don't cut it.

19 posted on 02/02/2004 5:44:29 AM PST by traditional1
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To: traditional1
Not to mention that it was on at 8pm, when many children are still awake, and probably watching the game with their parents.

They air this crap at an early time on purpose...it's all about social engineering. The same way that Bravo has re-runs of "Queer Eye" and "Boy Meets Boy" at 7pm.

It's sick, it's disgusting, and it's tragic.
20 posted on 02/02/2004 5:46:53 AM PST by ItsOurTimeNow ("By all that we hold dear on this Earth I bid you stand, men of the West!")
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To: lawdude
"Yes, for sure. They have hired Larry Flint to do next years show. "

Are you sure, I heard they were going to show Micheal Jackson's Baby Sitting Movies.

21 posted on 02/02/2004 5:47:05 AM PST by TYVets ("An armed society is a polite society." - Robert A. Heinlein & me)
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To: ItsOurTimeNow
"I think the NFL forgot who their main demographic is...it certainly isn't the MTV crowd."

Exactly!!! I realize that the 18-25 male is watching this, but they are probably the smallest demographic that is. I am just amazed at who they are appealing to! The "artists" are the worst! It seems as if the only ones they can get to perform are the ones whose careers are already in the toilet!

I will no longer allow that show on in my home. The TV goes off at half time from now on!
22 posted on 02/02/2004 5:47:35 AM PST by 4everontheRight (GW'04 - Rice"08)
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To: shiva
Disgusting as it might sound, the breat ornament has been explained as a piercing ring. With piercings like that, the jewelry remains in place at all times or heals shut, I assume. Still it was planned.
23 posted on 02/02/2004 5:47:58 AM PST by randita
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To: pseudo-ignatius
I was expecting them to roll out a gold calf during that pile of garbage.

In fact, we may already have a gold calf. The TV? Sports? MTV?

People are more interested in their crappy entertainment and sports than they are their God. That will catch up with us for sure.

24 posted on 02/02/2004 5:48:17 AM PST by AAABEST
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To: traditional1
Yes it was bad, but not only that but it was just terribly produced
25 posted on 02/02/2004 5:48:23 AM PST by mel
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To: camle
I've been searching these postings on the Janet Janet breast exposure and I'm surprise no one is ticked off at the NFL. They have sunk to an incredible new low. The NFL is not much better than the NBA. Just a bunch of ghetto trash polluting our young kids' minds.

And the adults don't seem to care because they want to watch their football.
26 posted on 02/02/2004 5:49:14 AM PST by Patrick Henry Returns (No one's outraged at the NFL.)
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To: Puppage
"As another Freeper wrote...if this was unplanned why didn't Janet Jackson IMMEDIATELY cover herself??"

More than that, why didn't Justin look surprised that he was holding part of her outfit in his hand after he pulled it off?

And to top it off (pardon the pun), why is Janet Jackson wearing a pasty if she didn't expect that to happen?

27 posted on 02/02/2004 5:50:03 AM PST by USNA74
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To: traditional1
Not only did CBS know about this, so did the NFL. Do you think the half time show was geared to the average NFL fan or the fans they do not have? The NFL knew any MTV promotion would have the usual MTV trash. When it was announced that there would be a shocker before the game, did the NFL inquire? This is all promotional PR for next year. What will they do next? Will the sacred family oriented NFD be able to stop them? Tune in.
28 posted on 02/02/2004 5:51:03 AM PST by paguch
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To: pseudo-ignatius
MTV will not produce another Halftime show

Yeah, right. CBS knew ahead of time what was planned. They'll wait a year (maybe) and bring in MTV again.

29 posted on 02/02/2004 5:51:06 AM PST by theDentist (Boston: So much Liberty, you can buy a Politician already owned by someone else.)
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To: AAABEST
"People are more interested in their crappy entertainment and sports than they are their God."

Or their government. Bread and circuses, bro', bread and circuses.

If the American people spent 1% as much time, money and effort on public affairs as it wastes on pro football, the problems in our nation would be over very quickly.

Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!

30 posted on 02/02/2004 5:51:48 AM PST by Joe Brower ("Powers once assumed are never relinquished, just as bureaucracies, once created, never die.")
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To: 4everontheRight
I will no longer allow that show on in my home. The TV goes off at half time from now on!

That's good... but not the real answer. The real answer is next year no one watches the Super Bowl at all. That's the message they'll understand.

31 posted on 02/02/2004 5:52:42 AM PST by kjam22
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To: pseudo-ignatius
This is going to turn into one of those deals where the lying about it afterwards disgusts people more than the actual event.
32 posted on 02/02/2004 5:53:27 AM PST by Nick Danger ( With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine.)
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To: USNA74
I guess she & Michael BOTH like young boys, huh?
33 posted on 02/02/2004 5:55:00 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I will defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: pseudo-ignatius; All
if thie was unintentional, etc.. why isn't timberlake in jail for sexual assault? Why isn't jj filing charges? Why isn't the DA investigating - if it wasn't a spur of the moment thing?

I mean this poor girl was brutally assaulted, her clothing torn, exposed to the world by this beast...?

if it wasn't scripted, that is.
34 posted on 02/02/2004 5:56:47 AM PST by camle (keep your mind open and somebody will fill it with something for you))
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To: pseudo-ignatius
My theory is that the media-types noted the stir caused by the Madonna/Britney Spears liplock and decided to go for broke.

Without the lesbian kiss happening, the human padiddle would never have occurred.

35 posted on 02/02/2004 5:57:05 AM PST by Pharmboy (History's greatest agent for freedom: The US Armed Forces)
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To: hellinahandcart
Let's just be thankful that the spider on her breast distracted her attention from the spider that crawled up under her skirt, or we'd really have something to talk about today.

Yes, Janet would have explained it away, not as a "wardrobe malfunction", but as a "Bush Ad".

36 posted on 02/02/2004 5:58:30 AM PST by thesummerwind (Like painted kites, those days and nights, they went flyin' by)
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To: pseudo-ignatius
We were all disrespected by this sleazy grab for publicity by MTV and two over-the-hill, has-been performers. When my fourteen year-old son returns from watching the Super Bowl at a church function with his girlfriend, and the first thing our of his mouth is, "Did you see Justin Timberloon expose Janet Jack****'s chest?" then something is seriously wrong with family TV venues.

We need the five-second delay rule for "live" Super Bowl half-time performances, and producers with enough gumption to delete offending material.
37 posted on 02/02/2004 6:00:10 AM PST by LOC1
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To: hellinahandcart
I didn't mean that as a hit on G.W., just a hit on their lame excuse for the disgusting show!
38 posted on 02/02/2004 6:00:18 AM PST by thesummerwind (Like painted kites, those days and nights, they went flyin' by)
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To: Patrick Henry Returns
I called the NFL this morning and left a message on their answering machine. I told them the whole Super bowl sponsorship was disgusting; including the Bud commercials. A dog biting a guys crotch and a monkey making a move on a woman is not acceptable either!

I wish more people would call and complain.
39 posted on 02/02/2004 6:00:50 AM PST by Keen-Minded
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Padiddle! LOL, I thought that was a Midwest thing. Haven't heard it in years. I'm hysterical here.
40 posted on 02/02/2004 6:01:00 AM PST by hellinahandcart
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To: pseudo-ignatius
MTV issued a contrite statement, saying the incident was "unrehearsed, unplanned, completely unintentional."

Everbody lied about the Madonna kissing, too. "Oh, it wasn't rehearsed" blah blah blah. Turns out reporters who had watched rehearsals for that said it certainly was....of course the reporters said this several days later, and did not come out immediately so as to appear to contradict anybody.

The lies get issued, the truth is obvious.

41 posted on 02/02/2004 6:02:22 AM PST by cyncooper
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To: LOC1
We need the five-second delay rule for "live" Super Bowl half-time performances, and producers with enough gumption to delete offending material.

All we need is for everybody who was offended by the half time show to not watch next year's super bowl. It would just take one time.

42 posted on 02/02/2004 6:03:21 AM PST by kjam22
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To: pseudo-ignatius
The two singers were performing a flirtatious duet to end the halftime show, and at the song's finish, Timberlake reached across Jackson's leather gladiator outfit and pulled off the covering to her right breast.

Believe you me, I know from gladiator outfits, and that weren't no gladiator outfit. Gladiators don't wear red ruffled thingies underneath.


43 posted on 02/02/2004 6:04:19 AM PST by Xenalyte (I may not agree with your bumper sticker, but I'll defend to the death your right to stick it)
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To: pseudo-ignatius
But doesn't CBS stand for "Crotch & Breast Shots"?
44 posted on 02/02/2004 6:06:44 AM PST by Enterprise ("You sit down. You had your say. Now I'm going to have my say.")
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To: pseudo-ignatius
Timberlake should be charged with sexual assualt or, at a minimum, creating a hostile work environment under the sexual harrassement laws, and not paid for his performance. If the act was contrived, Jackson should be charged with indecent exposure.
45 posted on 02/02/2004 6:06:57 AM PST by Natural Law
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To: Patrick Henry Returns
The NBA and NFL have their half time "Shows".

The NHL and NASCAR do not.

I will spend my money on the "No Shows".

46 posted on 02/02/2004 6:06:58 AM PST by TYVets ("An armed society is a polite society." - Robert A. Heinlein & me)
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To: camle
well if MTV isn't gonna produce any more half time shows, then next year we might actually see something with a little class?

Yea......like Lawrence Welk maybe??!!

I guess I am the only one that really liked it. I thought it was the best half time show in a long time.

As for Justin pulling off part of Janet's top.......well, I didn't see any nip. I thought it was part of the show.

Oh well. Can't please everyone.

But I really enjoyed it and didn't think it lasted LONG enough.

If anyone was offended by this, don't EVER watch Wild On! Goodness!

47 posted on 02/02/2004 6:09:13 AM PST by SheLion (Curiosity killed the cat BUT satisfaction brought her back!!!)
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To: kjam22
That's good... but not the real answer. The real answer is next year no one watches the Super Bowl at all. That's the message they'll understand.

My annual nerd joke was again excecuted:

"Some game, huh"?

"What game? ..what..Let me guess. The Celtics got a home run in the last period?"

Amazing how close to blasphemy it seems to many people...

48 posted on 02/02/2004 6:10:31 AM PST by Gorzaloon (Contents may have settled during shipping, but this tagline contains the stated product weight.)
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To: lawdude
Yes, for sure. They have hired Larry Flint to do next years show.

I heard "Lawrence Welk!" LOL Now won't THAT be a good show. heheh!

49 posted on 02/02/2004 6:11:27 AM PST by SheLion (Curiosity killed the cat BUT satisfaction brought her back!!!)
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To: pseudo-ignatius
MTV and CBS should SUE these two. Janet and Justin won't be able to survive their legal fees defending this one.

They clearly breached their contract and caused great loss of revenue for future Super Bowls to MTV and made CBS look like a bunch of morons, even suggesting they buy the "it was an accident" excuse. Liars.

Sue them!

sw

50 posted on 02/02/2004 6:13:35 AM PST by spectre (Spectre's Wife (PS. What did we expect from a Jackson?)
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