Justin Timberlake: former boy band member, extreme fan of ramen noodles, SNL fave, serial cheater. There's a lot to hate here. But his most egregious crime is still how he did Janet Jackson dirty. It's been 15 years since the Superbowl Half Time show where Timberlake exposed Jackson's breast to television audiences and we may never truly know how much of the stunt was planned ahead of time. But we *can* look at the immediate fallout. Despite allegedly having been in the know of the stunt ahead of time, MTV banned Janet Jackson's music and videos from their network. The Grammy's rescinded Jackson's invitation to the ceremony that year (despite a previously planned tribute she was meant to perform for Luther Vandross). Not only was Timberlake still invited, he performed 3 times and won 2 Grammy's. Justin was allowed screen time to appear apologetic and innocent while Jackson was demonized by the public and banned from radio for four years. Justin's silence made him complicit in this and has him forever branded as awful.
"fun" fact: The difficulty in finding the video clips of Janet Jackson's breast being exposed is what led to the creation of YouTube.
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