It’s Been Ten Years Already?

it has been ten years since “tittygate” happened.

when janet jackson’s wild titty flew out at the superbowl halftime show.
well since then her career has pretty much come to an end.
on the flip side,
  justin timberlake became more successful.
here is a reminder of that faithful day ten years ago

nice tit damita jo.
that sun piercing was a nice touch.
well it didn’t stop there.
oh nooooooo.
all hell broke loose right after that:

1. MTV was banned from ever taking part in another Super Bowl Halftime Show.

2. Nipplegate broke the record for most searched event over one day.

3. Janet Jackson became the most searched person and term of 2004.

4. In 2007, Jackson set the Guinness World Record for “most searched in Internet history” and “most searched news item.”

5. CBS was fined a record $550,000 for the incident. The fine was ultimately voided in 2011.

6. The FCC increased the fine per indecency violation from $27,500 to $325,000.

7. Profanity fines were increased across broadcasting.

8. YouTube creator Jawed Karim said the infamous halftime show inspired him to create the video-sharing site, since he had trouble finding the clip online.

9. The snippet broke the record for TiVo’s most watched, recorded and replayed TV moment.

10. The moment also led to 35,000 new subscribers for TiVo.

11. The split-second reveal helped to enforce the power of the GIF.

12. In a Nielson study of television’s most impactful moments, Nipplegate was the only Super Bowl event to make the list, ranking 26th.

13. Jewelry and piercing stores reported an increase in the number of people looking for silver, sunburst-shaped nipple rings.

14. Jackson’s slip created the term “wardrobe malfunction,” which entered the dictionary in 2008.

15. Sales of Timberlake’s album Justified spiked in the week following the halftime show

16. MTV, Clear Channel Communications and Infinity Broadcasting blacklisted Jackson as a result of the show, ignoring songs and music videos from her three following albums on their radio stations and TV channels.

17. Jackson’s three albums following the incident did not have the same success on the charts.

18. Viacom, the owner of MTV, paid out $3.5 million in settlements for indecency complaints related to the halftime show.

19. The FCC received 540,000 complaints about the incident.

20. Other artists with sexually suggestive songs were censored, such as JC Chasez, who was prohibited from performing in the Pro Bowl half-time show.

21. The 2004 NBA All-Star Game suggested Beyonc√© tone down her halftime performance of “Naughty Girl.”

2. The broadcast delays on the Grammys and Academy Awards of 2004 were increased.

23. Television networks had their shows, including Howard Stern, play it safe with content for the rest of the year.

24. Victoria Secret canceled its 2004 televised fashion show.

5. A crackdown on the sex scenes in daytime soap operas followed the incident.

26. ABC scrapped a planned uncut airing of Saving Private Ryan for Veterans Day that year due to fears the language would offend viewers.

27. MTV’s 2004 hour-long documentary Making the Super Bowl Halftime Show was never aired.

28. Female performers were absent from Super Bowl halftime shows until the Black Eyed Peas, including singer Fergie, performed in 2011.

29. A Mickey Mouse statue wearing a Rhythm Nation T-shirt mounted at Disney World was taken down.

30. Jackson was forced to resign from a movie project with ABC, where she was to play singer Lena Horne

31. The incident and resulting fallout led to a distancing between Timberlake and Jackson, who had assisted Timberlake with his solo career.

32. Jackson was nixed from attending the 2004 Grammys, which occurred several days after the Super Bowl, even though she was scheduled as a presenter.

33. Timberlake received little punishment in response to Nipplegate and was allowed to perform at the 2004 Grammys.

all because of one titty.

i wonder if that happened in 2014,
would it have caused such a scandal?

list courtesy of: people

Author: jamari fox

the fox invited to the blogging table.

8 thoughts on “It’s Been Ten Years Already?”

  1. SMH Janet took a lot of unfair heat for this situation and it wasn’t even her fault. It really wasn’t that bad…it was just a titty. I could understand if she started “surf boarding” Justin on stage but it wasn’t like that

    1. She had a damn pasty over the nipple! They blew that shyt way out of proportion, and she took the flak while Justin’s punk ass got a pass on that BS.

  2. After all these years, I still call bullshit. This was blown way out of proportion and if it was done now, you wouldn’t have the same response. PLUS it was a nice tit anyway. Her album sales really haven’t been the same since and that’s ashame. She really didn’t deserve all the blame.

  3. This was such bullshit and we know who blew this shit out of proportion, the same community that elevated Justin Timberlake. It was just too much to see a Black titty on primetime TV. If only these same people would have put as much pressure on our government during this time about something really serious that was going on during that time, the senseless Iraq war. This should be a lesson to all Black performers, you literally have to be perfect to stay in the good graces of the mainstream. It was unfair to her career but it was to be expected. BTW these superbowl halftime shows have been horrible every since with the exception of a few.

  4. Well certainly Janet has the most expensive TIT in history. It’s been 10 years and frankly the more we see present day ass shoving pum pum showing performances it makes Janet’s nipple seem like a breast feed. It was pure racism, a modern day lynching of a black woman. No one saw the “nipple” but the back lash was more than the changes after 911. Ten years later and it is as if someone says ” nipple who? “. Total hypocrisy, Miley Cyrus twerks her ass, Beyonce shows her pum pum and Rihanna, well when does she ever wear clothing ? TOTAL HYPOCRISY AND RACISM.

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