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May I just echo the most persuasive and eloquent wesleysgirl and say "IT'S JUST A BOOB!"

No? May I add, then:

Apparently during a song in the Superbowl halftime show, Justin Timberlake ripped away part of Janet Jackson's top, revealing her right breast, complete with evil soul-destroying nipple and nipple-ring. Despite fannish uncertainty as to whether this was intentional or not, he is now confirmed for a first class ticket to hell, she is in the running for Whore of Babylon(TM), and children everywhere are being rushed off for emergency eye-surgery after their first sight of boobflesh ever. </admitted exaggeration>

And apparently it would've been just fine if it happened at the VMA or MTV awards, which as they are awards for talent in musical arts, are adults-only, but not at the Superbowl, which is a fine, longstanding children's programme where men engage in the traditional ritual of beating the shit out of each other sometimes doing permanent damage to skulls, knees and spines despite padded clothing, while women with large but decently-covered breasts jump up and down in a rhythmical motion on the sidelines, with occasional heartwarming panty-shots?

grifyn

2004-02-01 06:38 pm (UTC) (Link)

I only find it reprehensible because CBS said that airing the moveon.com political ad was "too controversial" and they wanted "no part" of controversy.

Also, if he and Janet (who are reportedly dating) didn't have it all worked out as a shocking thing to do, that just means he's a dick, and should be beaten up by those brothers of Janet that are still actually black.

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mpoetess

2004-02-01 06:45 pm (UTC) (Link)

Oh, I have no argument that CBS are asses, or that if it wasn't planned on her part but was on his, Justin was an ass. (Hee, re her brothers.) And as I was not watching it because you could not bribe me to watch the superbowl with a promise of the entire male BtVS and Angel cast dancing nekkid round a giant tube of astroglide as a halftime show, I can't testify as to how it came off. Er. As it were.

Just don't think the children will be scarred for life, somehow. It's a boob. Most of them have seen one, half of them own two, and many of the other half will have the good fortune of touching a few in their future life if they behave well, though evincing shock and horror at the sight of same would probably not improve their chances.

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saraslash

2004-02-01 06:39 pm (UTC) (Link)

*loves you*

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mpoetess

2004-02-02 06:55 am (UTC) (Link)

*flashes you my admittedly underimpressive boobies*

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wolfling

2004-02-01 06:42 pm (UTC) (Link)

There's also the fact that any child that was breast-fed has had close personal glimpses of breasts right from the beginning.

If any child is traumatised by Janet's anatomy it'll only because their parents make such a big deal out of it.

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mpoetess

2004-02-02 06:55 am (UTC) (Link)

Or by how owie that particular nipple-ring looked, especially to be wearing under a leather bodice. Grimace.

ex_dovil323

2004-02-01 06:46 pm (UTC) (Link)

If he'd shot her and brains had splattered across the cameras it would have probably gandered less hysterical controversy than the fact that a womens breast was seen on primetime television.

Because if American television has taught me anything is that sexuality in any form is wrong, wrong, wrong and corrupts tiny, baby children. Watching people assault one another is, however, good old fashioned entertainment. Especially if wacky sound effects are added.

Hurrah for your post!

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mpoetess

2004-02-02 06:54 am (UTC) (Link)

Eep. Harsh, but possibly true. I'd hope not, but my cynicism chip is pinging.

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vylit

2004-02-01 07:08 pm (UTC) (Link)

I love you.

*flashes you with my evil!boobies*

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mpoetess

2004-02-02 06:53 am (UTC) (Link)

VBoobies!

niqaeli

2004-02-01 07:12 pm (UTC) (Link)

Satire is dead, but thank god irony lives on.

Which is to say, I am so linking going to be this post.

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mpoetess

2004-02-02 06:52 am (UTC) (Link)

*points*

boobs!

djinanna

2004-02-01 07:16 pm (UTC) (Link)

That last sentence/paragraph/whatever? Is a thing of utter beauty.

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mpoetess

2004-02-02 06:52 am (UTC) (Link)

Mind you having not seen a superbowl in years, I'm talking out my ass as to the existence of cheerleaders at the event anymore.

Sure

chocgood84

2004-02-01 07:59 pm (UTC) (Link)

It was just a boob, but it was damn funny. Hehe.

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mpoetess

2004-02-02 06:50 am (UTC) (Link)

I'm all for the funny - I'm just a little "sheyahhh, whatever" towards people who are decrying it as omg terrible and inappropriate and there might have been *kids* watching.

I think if it was done on purpose it was crass, but I've still seen much worse.

(The one thing that does bug me is if it was truly an accident as Justin claims, he looks in the pics as if he's just standing there like a tool, instead of, yo, being a mensch and stepping in front of the lady or covering her up.)

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giogio

2004-02-01 08:26 pm (UTC) (Link)

Darn! Missed it!

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mpoetess

2004-02-02 06:48 am (UTC) (Link)

See below (byrne's link) for pic!

some_stars

2004-02-01 09:33 pm (UTC) (Link)

--I WANT A SOUL-DESTROYING NIPPLE-RING.

also, oh god yes.

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mpoetess

2004-02-02 06:47 am (UTC) (Link)

I think I might like one myself. NOt *that* one, though. Owie-looking.

jamaisneutral

2004-02-02 05:15 am (UTC) (Link)

now now now mad poetess!
During shows of blatant homoeroticism where grown men stick their heads in between their mates' legs, one simply does not expect a female boob complete with nipple. I can understand how many poofs watching must have screamed in horror and picked up the phone to NBC immediately!

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jamaisneutral

2004-02-02 05:17 am (UTC) (Link)

sorry, NBC, CBS... all the same to a belgian like me

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iyalode

2004-02-02 05:35 am (UTC) (Link)

Nipple schmipple. Our local multi-cultural public broadcaster just aired Queer as Folk:-then screened a Superbowl replay. Men in tight pants followed by...men in tight pants.

I laughed myself right off the sofa, perhaps my humour is just a tad bizarre.

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mpoetess

2004-02-02 06:47 am (UTC) (Link)

It is (see below) a very pretty nipple, though. :D

byrne

2004-02-02 06:02 am (UTC) (Link)

had comment, it got deleted, but I'm sick. So I'll merely send you here and say that there is no way that the entire thing wasn't a set up. No woman would wear that if she wasn't about to show it off.

Someone tell Justin Timberlake to shave.

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mpoetess

2004-02-02 06:46 am (UTC) (Link)

Point - it's fairly hard to imagine someone wearing that particular nipple ring *under* an outfit like that purely for the plasure of wearing it. Ow.

Granted, still in the camp of "even if they did it on purpose, it's a BOOB; if you [incensed American people] let your kids watch the State of the Union, they've already seen one on tv..."

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dragovianknight

2004-02-02 10:53 am (UTC) (Link)

It's not just a boob! Look at my icon! See the effect of the Evil!Boob!

::runs away in fear of Janet's nipple piercing::

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mpoetess

2004-02-02 10:55 am (UTC) (Link)

*sporfle*

*falls off chair*

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