December 7, 2021

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Justin Timberlake Finds Himself Under Fire Once Again After Janet Jackson Super Bowl Documentary Premiere

In 2004, when singing with “Summer Love” singer Justin Timberlake at the Super Bowl Halftime Show, Janet Jackson’s career took a significant setback.

In an article published by Esquire, Jackson and her stylist were purportedly working on a novel wardrobe trick that was intended to unveil a red bustier, but instead revealed the recording artiste’s nipple on national television, according to the magazine.

Despite the fact that it does not provide much insight into how the fashion faux pas came about, the Hulu documentary does provide a thorough examination of the impact the incident had on both performers’ careers.

It was said that CBS’s senior executive at the time, Les Moonves, “demanded a face-to-face apology from both Justin and Janet, indicating there would be trouble if they didn’t,” according to TMZ.

The star of The Social Network is said to have gone by the CBS headquarters in Los Angeles at the time, giving his boss a figurative “kiss of the ring” in exchange for his cooperation.

Jackson, on the other hand, has refused to accept responsibility.

Given that Moonves was “very ashamed and enraged” about what had occurred on stage, the documentary appears to suggest that he had something to do with the demise of the “That’s the Way Love Goes” hitmaker’s professional life.

In spite of the fact that she was barred from attending the Grammys, Timberlake went on to sing and won the award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.

Following the event, the Indiana-born actress was subjected to a barrage of negative coverage from the media, which she claimed was an attempt to make her the punchline of a long-running joke in which she had no interest.

In the years after, Timberlake has expressed regret on multiple occasions, most recently earlier this year when he addressed both Janet and his ex-girlfriend, Britney Spears, in separate statements.

“I’ve seen the messages, tags, comments, and worries, and I’d want to react to them all,” I said.

As the 40-year-old wrote on his notes app in February, “I am very sorry for the moments in my life where my actions contributed to the problem, where I talked out of turn, or where I did not stand out for what was right.”

He expressed his regrets by saying, “I am sincerely sorry.”

In these and many other instances, I recognise that I fell short of the mark, and I acknowledge that I benefitted from a system that tolerates sexism and bigotry.”

“I personally want to apologise to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson, both individually and collectively, because I care about and respect these women, and I recognise that I have failed them…”

“There are flaws in the sector. It increases the chances of success for men, particularly white guys. This is how it was intended to work. As a male in a privileged position, I feel compelled to speak out against this.”

In the case of Moonves, he resigned from CBS in disgrace some time ago.

Despite the fact that Jackson has not fully recovered from the blow to her career that she suffered in 2004, the new documentary will assist to shine light on some of the music industry’s faults, allowing it to develop and improve in the future.

 

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