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(Super Bowl) Halftime singer uses obscene gesture
espn ^ | 2-5-12

Posted on 02/05/2012 7:41:56 PM PST by doug from upland

For all the pomp and excess of Madonna's Super Bowl halftime show, it is likely to be a single extended middle finger by guest singer M.I.A. that is most remembered.

The gesture, accompanied by a barely disguised expletive, came during a performance of Madonna's new single, "Give Me All Your Luvin." At the end of her lines, M.I.A. appeared to sing "I don't give a (expletive)," although it was hard to hear clearly.

The incident was reminiscent of Janet Jackson's infamous "wardrobe malfunction" eight years ago -- a surprise risque moment in front of tens of millions of unsuspecting viewers. The brief exposure of Jackson's nipple during the 2004 halftime show raised a storm of controversy and put CBS in hot water with the Federal Communications Commission.

The Super Bowl, shown on NBC this year, is routinely viewed by more than 100 million people, the biggest TV event of the year.

The screen briefly went blurred after M.I.A.'s gesture in what seemed like a late attempt to cut out the camera shot. The NFL, which produces the show, had no immediate comment.

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To: re_nortex
And who could forget commercials like ♪ I'd like to buy the world a Coke ♫

LOL

51 posted on 02/05/2012 8:23:37 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: EDINVA

At least McCartney and the stones truly performed songs they wrote instead of lip synching covers


52 posted on 02/05/2012 8:24:16 PM PST by hecht (Murray use your coaster)
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To: PGR88
...all the spread legs, hip thrusts...

Yes. It was absolutely the worst half-time show that I've ever seen twice.

53 posted on 02/05/2012 8:24:33 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Mr. Wright

Great Wrights think a like. With a full 31 minute half time, I took a shower. Seems like those who watched the halftime feel like they need a shower.


54 posted on 02/05/2012 8:25:07 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Seaplaner

Twice?!! LoL!


55 posted on 02/05/2012 8:27:14 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: JudgemAll
My take was that Madonna's new Boy Toy is Laker's forward/guard Ron Artest; now known as Metta World Peace.


56 posted on 02/05/2012 8:28:29 PM PST by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians)
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To: All

I’m still mad at Janet Jackson.
Her nipple cost me 3 days in the hospital.
That’s my story and I’m sticking to it


57 posted on 02/05/2012 8:29:11 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: doug from upland

Millionaire pigs and piglets.


58 posted on 02/05/2012 8:30:40 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: Sprite518

Yes, amazing because it’s all deliberate and under our noses. The black illuminati is especially weird because as conservatives, we can’t understand why blacks don’t wake up and take charge of their lives but there is an evil intent, through the black illuminati, to keep blacks enslaved and distracted. If you all watch a few of the videos on Youtube, it all makes sense. Especially when you see the same no-talent entertainers making big money all of a sudden, entertainers “suddenly” having a drug problem or mental issues (Dave Chapelle) and other weird things associated with blacks and fame. Really sick stuff.


59 posted on 02/05/2012 8:31:21 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

I think that they booked this cretin because they knew she wouldn’t behave. Her fans are the demographic that the NFL is looking for in order to sell lite beer (there is no such thing) and Go Daddy tarts.


60 posted on 02/05/2012 8:34:15 PM PST by Buddy Sorrell (It's Algebra, Uncle Fletcher.)
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To: re_nortex

I am sure the network wants the audience to come from the second half.


61 posted on 02/05/2012 8:36:22 PM PST by Vermont Lt (I just don't like anything about the President. And I don't think he's a nice guy.)
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To: Buddy Sorrell
yeah, okay, no NFL fans drink light beer and they hate looking at pretty girls.

but, your basic premise on target. It's clear that they are trying to make the super bowl about anything other than football.
62 posted on 02/05/2012 8:42:23 PM PST by tfecw (It's for the children)
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To: doug from upland

The NFL ladles out this slop for Americans once a year, but television channels do it every night of the week. No wonder we have such evil, sick, perverted predators in our neighborhoods. (Have you checked the sex offender list for your neighborhood lately?)


63 posted on 02/05/2012 8:43:54 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: doug from upland

What do you expect?

Its the National FELON League.


64 posted on 02/05/2012 8:44:58 PM PST by 2CAVTrooper ( For those who have had to fight for it, freedom has a flavor the protected shall never know.)
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To: doug from upland

Oh and the half time show started going down hill once it started being “sponsored”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Super_Bowl_halftime_shows


65 posted on 02/05/2012 8:48:15 PM PST by 2CAVTrooper ( For those who have had to fight for it, freedom has a flavor the protected shall never know.)
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To: PGR88
I missed this tramp “giving the finger” - it was lost among all the spread legs, hip thrusts, and sado-masochistic sexual gestures.

Exactly. She was convulsing enough I didn't notice the finger.

Prior to tonight I'd never heard of M.I.A. and I strongly disbelieve her musical " accomplishments" will stand the test of time. She is just another symptom of our cultural degradation as evidenced by the ever coarsening of modern music and the destruction of the melody.

66 posted on 02/05/2012 8:48:33 PM PST by A message
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To: doug from upland

Well these trashy people are not performing for free. If the networks and the NFL really wanted this sort of thing to NOT happen they would lay the law down: ‘If you or any of your crew, do, say, imply, look, breath anything that looks obsene, there will be no paycheck.

End of story, end of problem.


67 posted on 02/05/2012 8:48:50 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (The 2nd Amendment IS my concealed carry permit)
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To: doug from upland

I missed it. I watched the whole football game except for halftime. Had more important things to do.


69 posted on 02/05/2012 8:51:08 PM PST by mtg
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To: doug from upland

NFL could have gotten a better act than Madonna ! Several years ago, there was a good act - The Who. Madonna is so lame !


70 posted on 02/05/2012 8:57:28 PM PST by CORedneck
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To: doug from upland
Clint Eastwood: "It's half-time in America, and as a Tamil pop singer gives you the finger and a Mormon Massachusetts Bishop buys the GOP nomination, an unnatural born son of Islam, the savior of Detroit, rubs his ashen hands in gleeful anticipation of a second half for his communist administration."
71 posted on 02/05/2012 8:57:28 PM PST by Theophilus (Not merely prolife, but prolific)
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To: doug from upland

I heard the expletive and saw a finger up, but it happened so fast I didn’t realize it was her middle finger. I knew something was off as the screen went blurry for a second, and then they cut back in.


72 posted on 02/05/2012 9:02:43 PM PST by Pinkbell
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To: doug from upland

All things considered, I prefer wardrobe malfunctions.


73 posted on 02/05/2012 9:04:15 PM PST by depressed in 06 (6 November, 2012, the day our embarrassment is sent back to Kenya.)
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To: CORedneck

Is that a joke? The Who was easily the worst in the last 25 years. Madonna was the best since U2. Prince comes close.


74 posted on 02/05/2012 9:07:18 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Pinkbell

Yes they’ve had a 5 second delay for such things ever since the wardrobe malfunction. They had to bleep some of the Rolling Stones lyrics one year.


75 posted on 02/05/2012 9:10:16 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: doug from upland

We were watching this at the church with my church family. An audible sound went through the folks when this woman cursed like that.

Just horrid, the disrespect these entertainers have for the people.


76 posted on 02/05/2012 9:14:16 PM PST by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: JimmyMc
Does anyone remember the last good 1/2 time show?

Prince absolutely killed it a few years back.

Other than that? Nothing.
77 posted on 02/05/2012 9:30:29 PM PST by LanaTurnerOverdrive ("I've done a lot of things in my life that I'm not proud of. And the things I am proud of are disgus)
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To: doug from upland
I think her performance was physically stiff. She's always had a wonderful voice.

That said, though, I think IF Madonna would have ended, "Like a Prayer" with a "Tebow"...it could have saved her performance for me; and she would have catapulted herself into relavancy.

Oh, and the cutesy "world peace" thang...would have been better served as, "PEACE THROUGH STRENGTH"

---just my very humble opinion on both of these ;-)

78 posted on 02/05/2012 9:31:18 PM PST by NordP (Common Sense ConservaTEAves - Love of Country, Less Govt, Stop Spending, No Govt Run Health Care!!!)
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These people are so classy. When is the NFL going to learn?

Yeah, football...

The next thing you know, coaches will be raping boys in the shower.

79 posted on 02/05/2012 9:34:37 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: FReepaholic

She has a really long middle finger.


80 posted on 02/05/2012 9:36:33 PM PST by altura
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To: PGR88

“I missed this tramp “giving the finger” - it was lost among all the spread legs, hip thrusts, and sado-masochistic sexual gestures.”

I missed the whole sorry a$$ed production! Who gives a rat’s a$$ about watching a bunch of overpaid simians play a stupid game. As bad as it probably was, the “half time show” was probably better than the “game.”


81 posted on 02/05/2012 9:53:01 PM PST by vette6387 (Enough Already!)
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To: doug from upland

And we care about disease ridden bisexual skank has been musician whores on Freerepublic, why?


82 posted on 02/05/2012 10:04:49 PM PST by LouAvul
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To: JudgemAll

Im sure the troops watching didnt appreciate the finger.


83 posted on 02/05/2012 10:05:12 PM PST by mriguy67
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To: doug from upland

Sheesh. I thought the half time show was awful. I didn’t even notice this obsene gesture. Although I do think that people make a big deal of things that really there is no need for. People always look for something to complain about. If they really want to complain about something. Complain about the fact the half time show was boring and that the horrible Giants won....now that is important stuff to complain about.


84 posted on 02/05/2012 10:06:32 PM PST by napscoordinator (Go Santorum! Go Patriots! America's Team)
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To: dfwgator

Cee Lo Green, who actually had a big hit with a song called, “F-— You.”

Actually the official title is “I wanna f-— you.” Just for accuracy....lol.


85 posted on 02/05/2012 10:08:42 PM PST by napscoordinator (Go Santorum! Go Patriots! America's Team)
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To: mylife

> I’m still mad at Janet Jackson.
Her nipple cost me 3 days in the hospital.
That’s my story and I’m sticking to it

Mind explaining that? Sounds interesting...


86 posted on 02/05/2012 10:12:58 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: logitech
Easy fix. Don’t watch the super bowl and let them know you won’t watch it.

They say 100 million people watch the Superbowl so having any affect would take a serious boycott which as you know never work. I think the best part about this for the network is the controversy. What I think should happen is just ignore the gesture and then the network will not get all this “great” free publicity. They love it but to have news stories about this which nobody noticed while watching it a bit much. Same with the Janet Jackson thing.....nobody saw it until the stories came out and then everyone went to their DVRs or You Tube to see what the fuss was about. Ignoring the controversy in this situation is best IMHO.

87 posted on 02/05/2012 10:13:50 PM PST by napscoordinator (Go Santorum! Go Patriots! America's Team)
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To: Forgiven_Sinner

“The music sounded like old pop, and she seemed to be lip-syncing.”

Yep. Madonna (or whatever her real name is) is just another entertainment whore, desperate to regain some semblance of relativity in the enternaiment world. She never could sing, dance or even entertain. Just another empty suit, with no talent, no ability and absolutely no relavency in the world.

“Same as it ever was. Same as it ever was.”

Question: With all her millions in cash, why the fugg hasn’t she fixed that horrid cleft pallet yet? What a revolting creature.


88 posted on 02/05/2012 10:17:56 PM PST by Ernie Kaputnik ((It's a mad, mad, mad world.))
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To: doug from upland

Nice misdirection. We were all waiting for Madonna to flash a boob so probably few people noticed the dude with the finger.


89 posted on 02/05/2012 10:31:44 PM PST by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: dayglored

I ended up in the hospital on the night of that super bowl.

I told all the nurses it was Janet Jacksons nipple that did the deed.

Its just an joke.
She was getting all the press and there I was all kinda alone.

I got some nice visitors and I’m still here.
Haven’t heard much from Janet lately though.


90 posted on 02/05/2012 10:32:29 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: doug from upland
Hasn't anyone ever heard of flipping to the Puppy Bowl at the Super Bowl half time? It's so easy. Find out where your TV channel is for the Animal Channel, and go there instantly when they start half-time. You know they're going to drag halftime out to over a half hour, and you can relax and enjoy yourself and not have to watch a stumbling, ugly, anti-American, lip syncing jackass insult you.

PUPPY BOWL!

91 posted on 02/05/2012 10:36:29 PM PST by laweeks
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To: FReepaholic
So when is this class act doing one of those White House Concerts?

Obama can request the song she did at the Super Bowl.

92 posted on 02/05/2012 10:42:18 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Liberals, Useful Idiots Voting for Useless Idiots...)
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To: doug from upland

So classy... I’ve never heard of M.I.A. before. Guess I’m out of it (and don’t care, lol).


93 posted on 02/05/2012 10:43:36 PM PST by nutmeg
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To: BenLurkin

Marking! Man I loved Healy when I lived in Southern California. Would always try to be in the car when he came on.

What do I think of Kingman’s performance? I think it was horsesh*t....


94 posted on 02/06/2012 2:18:16 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: laweeks

That is what I watch and also I had ENJOYED the kitten halftime show. No Madonna for me! :)=^..^=


95 posted on 02/06/2012 3:04:17 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: mylife

Whaaa..? Was it something in her breast milk?


96 posted on 02/06/2012 4:50:13 AM PST by Erasmus (Able was I ere I saw this crappy little island.)
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To: Sprite518; rabidralph

Rabid, although your post was deleted before I got here, was it something to do with Operation M... F...?

One could speculate that the recent halftime shows were instigated by Markoff Chaney.


97 posted on 02/06/2012 4:54:29 AM PST by Erasmus (Able was I ere I saw this crappy little island.)
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To: JimmyMc
Does anyone remember the last good 1/2 time show?

I liked the tribute to 9/11 that U2 performed in 2002. Their frontman is a pretentious windbag, but I thought that he hit it solid, that night.

Otherwise, nope. Other than those named on this thread, and the "infamous" Jackson/Timberlake show.....I'm not sure I could name anyone else who has performed.

98 posted on 02/06/2012 5:42:08 AM PST by wbill
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To: doug from upland

And I heard Madonna guarantee that nothing like this would happen. I didn’t even notice it. I actually thought the show was pretty good. It looked like it would have been pretty cool if you were actually in the stadium.

I like it when they make use of the big venue. I think it is much better than when they have those little fake crowds of people in front of the stage. Who are those people? They never look like real fans.


99 posted on 02/06/2012 5:51:25 AM PST by jocon307
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To: mylife

I like your sense of humor. It’s a lot like my own. :)


100 posted on 02/06/2012 6:24:25 AM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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