This dates back to 2004, when Janet Jackson accidently exposed part of a breast on national television during the Super Bowl half time show as she sang with Justin Timberlake. The question since then has been whether this indecency, such as it was, deserves hefty fines.
|The tragic wardrobe malfunction of 2004.|
This has been litigated since 2004? You wonder why nobody has been able to just move on. Gawd. The people involved sound like those stereotypical naggy wives who still complain about her husband's boorish behavior at that New Year's Eve party back in 1979.
How much money has been spent on these court cases? How many zillions of hours have droned away in law offices and hearing rooms, over a millisecond flesh exposure. I'm sure some of the law firms are happy with all this. Think of the billable hours!
Do people other than the attorneys and the networks and the government workers creating growing piles of paperwork and bytes really care about this?
I've noticed that ever since this incident, I haven't seen a lot of sexiness during Super Bowl half times, at least until this year, when they took a chance of sorts with the Black Eyed Peas, Usher and Slash. But in the years after the Wardrobe Crisis of '04," they've booked the likes of Paul McCartney, Rolling Stones, Prince, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Bruce Springsteen and The Who.
There's a lot of talent in that list, but nobody most people really want to see much exposed skin. Then again, there's probably a number of people who don't want to see Janet Jackson give us another flash.
The world probably has three people left who are still distraught over Jackson's very, very minor minute of exposure? Know how to make these three peoples' heads explode? Make the 2012 Super Bowl teams play the entire game naked.
That'll show 'em.