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Super Bowl Halftime Scandal

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Marlat, Feb 1, 2004.

  1. Marlat


    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    It appears that the whole thing was a set up and Ms Jackson had a strategically placed "star" over her nipple.

    Sorry if I ruined anyone's fantasy :p :cool:
  2. tuBass


    Dec 14, 2002
    Mesquite, Texas
    My church hosted a superbowl party for the neighborhood, and I was SO GLAD that we had a christian testimonial showing instead of the halftime show.
    Talk about dodging a bullet!

    The game and the party were great though.
  3. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    Ok, I know most of you saw the Janet Jackson/Justin Timber-dork number. I know a lot of you also downloaded the video from Kazaa and what have you. Did anyone else see him do that on purpose??? If you look, you can see him intentionally grab the top of her outfit, and tear it off. It's a bit too readily apparent. I can't wait to see what comes of that... Fun for their lawyers, I'm sure.
  4. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    It's already all over the net. God bless those lonely nerds.
  5. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    See user title
  6. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    :D :D
  7. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    The star didn't cover it...it was kind of all around it, some sort of elaborate piercing. See a closeup at www.drudgereport.com. I hate to point people to that but I was surprised to find that her nipple was far from covered.

    brad cook
  8. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    I too was very surprised that the nipple wasn't covered. I guess MTV, JJ and Justin T are happy that they now have the notoriety of having the first female nipple on a Super Bowl telecast.:rolleyes:
  9. Marlat


    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    I stand corrected! :p

    In any event - whats the big deal? Its a boob and a nipple - I mean its not like we all don't have nipples and at least half of us have boobs (maybe more - must stay off Krispy Kreme's ;) ). Why are US TV audiences so conservative? I notice that you can't even say minor swear words on Conan or Leno (we get them here) - whereas even in prime time in Australia minor swearing is allowed) - and butts and boobs can be shown at any time if they are not done so in a sexual way.

  10. fourstringdrums

    fourstringdrums Decidedly Indecisive Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2002
    Because we love to get offended in America. Alot of people are afraid of themselves, and afraid of how things are. Why else would someone get offended by a part of the body that basically everyone has? No one is thick skinned anymore. The SLIGHTEST thing that bothers one person, ruins it for everyone else. Hell, last week I heard that an elementary school in Texas, I believe, is banning kids for celebrating Valentines day in class. All because I think that at Christmas or something, a kid gave out Candy Canes with a religious "Candy Cane Myth" card attached.

    Don't get me wrong, I love America. But I'm sick of how politically correct you have to be now, or you run the risk of offending someone.
  11. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    What's truly pathetic is the CYA/excuses from Timberlake, MTV, etc.
    At least have enough cajones to be stand up about it.

    CBS does have rules it's supposed to follow...IMO, the 'entertainers' are guests & should act accordingly. If that's prudish on my part...so be it. Truthfully, I am not offended by this; I do find it really lame...actually, it's humorous that it's an attempt to be 'cutting edge' & comes off as snooze city.
    Maybe it's the dichotomy that's upsetting many...teeny bopper/bubble gum music/image with R-rated antics(?).
  12. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    IMO, it's more about Puritan-ism & Victorian-ism than being conservative.
    Butts are bared on network TV as are minor swear words...not sure what you mean by "minor", though. Shows I typically watch(ed)-
    Seinfeld, M*A*S*H, Frasier have used what I consider 'minor' swearing...
    Not sure how much American TV you've seen recently, either.

    I think last week the Courts decided the "F"-word is permissible if used in a non-sexual way.

    Maybe it's me-
    I find it hard to show a great set of boobs in a non-sexual manner.
  13. On the subject of America's PC-ness: I would give it a few more years, and we will probably see a steady decline in it. It will be gradual, but it is almost unavoidable. I would have to say, anyone who says that American television and movies contain too much sex or swearing, I guess they pay little attention to foriegn TV, where the body is shown in a nonsexual way, and swearing isn't as frowned upon. Land of the Free, Home of the Brave...to an extent, in some cases.
  14. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    One more thing on America's political correctness...
    I do agree PC has been running amok.
    Example: I can't tell a fellow employee to get off her fat ass & do something to earn her paycheck & yet-
    What's shown/said on network TV compared to what was allowed back in the '60s/'70s & even the '80s. Wow...big, big difference.
    Back then, no belly-buttons(e.g. I Dream Of Jeannie) & no "married couples" could share the same bed...check out reruns of The Dick Van Dyke Show. Pretty funny. Also, I think Lucy & Desi had seperate beds...& they were actually married in real life! ;)
    Was it Fred & Wilma who shared the first 'married bed' in prime time?

    I've seen some of those foreign TV shows/commercials on an HBO special...most, IMO, were examples of 'bad naked' & therefore NOT very sexual.
  15. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    Wouldnt most people be escorted out of a stadium by police for tearing off part of a woman's shirt and exposing her body to millions of TV viewers and thousands in the stadium?

    Wouldnt most women be arrested for exposing themselves in a case like this that was most likeley not an accident?

    Im just saying....

  16. Bardolph


    Jul 28, 2002
    Grand Rapids, MI
    Regardless of the boob thing (which I still think is pretty crude), I thought the entire half-time show was a joke. I just shake my head at what "music" has become for America. Please- taking lyrics about taking off clothes and putting it to a beat and calling it a song? Keep in mind this is all just my opinion, but I've got to say that one word comes to my mind after that show: PATHETIC!
  17. Fishface


    Jul 26, 2002
    Denver, Colorado
    My thought EXACTLY. The commercial music industry today is ridiculous.
  18. Marlat


    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    FYI we have a lot of American TV on in Australia - particularly in the sitcom / reality tv market. But what really bugs me is that on Leno, Conan and Letterman, which are all on after 11:30 at night (in the US), you can't even say "s***" or "f***" or "p***" or show the middle finger without it being bleeped or deleted. Im not particuarly fond of the use of that launguage - however at that time of night and in the few occasions that it happens its hardly gonna corrupt anybody. After 9:30pm in Australia its pretty much free for all in terms of swearing, violence and nudity.

    I think it is conservative - but not "right wing" - just plain prudish - ie we can't let our standards evolve - must complain about the boob on the superbowl - must never let MTV near superbowl again - must draw and quarter timberlake etc - get over it - its a boob :)
  19. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    **************warning: extremely zoomed in. But it lets u see the star thing,.

    Little too graphic for pg-13
  20. Thor

    Thor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    I decided to take a nap at half time.
    Good thing. I got to miss Chris Rock, 2 rappers
    Janet's silicone job and Justin, snore, T.

    That was a worthwhile nap.

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