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Janet Jackson Finally Gets Justice! FCC Chairman Says She Was Unfairly Treated For Super Bowl Halftime Show!

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former fcc chairman admits janet jackson was poorly treated for super bowl halftime show

Well it's about darn time!

10 years ago, Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake took the stage at Super Bowl XXXVIII for what would turn out to be one of the most controversial halftime shows of all time!

You know, the one where JT exposed Janet's armored boobie on national television and sparked outrage from concerned mothers everywhere!!

Well Michael Powell was the FCC chairman at the time of the performance, and while he originally denounced it as "a new low for prime-time TV," he's now speaking out about the drama and says the whole thing may have been blown out of proportion!

He says:

"I think we’ve been removed from this long enough for me to tell you that I had to put my best version of outrage on that I could put on. Part of it was surreal, right? Look, I think it was dumb to happen, and they knew the rules and were flirting with them, and my job is to enforce the rules, but, you know, really? This is what we’re gonna do?"

Of course after several years it all feels like water under the boob at this point, and as we've clearly seen it hasn't really had an effect on JT's career at all!

However, Michael went on to say that he thinks the situation was poorly handled, and that for some reason all of the blame seemed to fall on Janet:

"I personally thought that was really unfair. It all turned into being about her. In reality, if you slow the thing down, it’s Justin ripping off her breastplate."

That's actually a really good point!!

Luckily it's been long enough now that the whole thing feels like a distant memory and both pop stars went on to do just fine, but we're sure Janet will just be glad to hear the FCC admit it could have been handled better!

And hey, it only took them a decade!

[Image via AP Images.]

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14 comments to “Janet Jackson Finally Gets Justice! FCC Chairman Says She Was Unfairly Treated For Super Bowl Halftime Show!”

  1. KC says – reply to this


    I think this is a bunch of BS! We all knew they put it all on her 10 years ago. Too little too late. What they should do is give the woman back her damn money, since she was fined for it.

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  3. raven says – reply to this


    well it true that justin was the one that ripped off more of the costume than normal but i think that he could have come to her defense better and said that we were in the moment and s**t happen. he was quick to say that it was not his fault and that janet didn't tell him that she change routine. his career was fine and her popularly went down. I doubt that janet cares about this anymore. she has had 3 hit moves, successful book and is married to a nice guy. winning.

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    JT and everyone there threw her under the bus. Now, she should sue all their stuffy a$$es!! Pissed me off when they put all the blame on her!!

  5. MONSTER'S GAGA says – reply to this



  6. .... says – reply to this


    It was a wise decision to boycott her. She is a liar and fake too. Im sure they rehearsed beforehand. Miscalculated PR move by her team.

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    i always thought she was treated unfairly too but if i remember right at the time alot were pissed off cause she didnt apologize and justin did i thought the whole thing was stupid as hell dumb stunt no matter whos fault it was

  8. kay says – reply to this


    it took me a decade to watch her whole performance cause round that time it was alot going on. Her brother got arrested round that time and michael told her all of this will pass dont worry about it and thats what she did but all i know that performance is #2 of best superbowl performance of all time…FYI janet is coming for yall ass! she's watchin whats out there so prepare

  9. SigmaMan says – reply to this



  10. kay says – reply to this


    Re: SigmaMan – thank u sigmaman.her and michael are the biggest sellin artist of all time no matter what!! holla at me sig…..

  11. TR says – reply to this


    Re: kay – Janet did apologize.

  12. Janet#1 Fan says – reply to this


    Re: …. – I was going to write something like you 'ratchet-butt-hole' or 'I hope that your family and your future family rots in hell', then I thought about it, Janet is one artist that has never talked on the side-of-her-neck about anyone. You coming for her is sad and I know when she reads things like that it does make her feel good. However she has thick skin and good genes and while your sitting around tripping on her, she is someone enjoy the glamorous life she deserves. I'm pretty sure your white and swear your better than anyone who isn't white and that sucks for you because her is a successful, Black woman who comes from a family that had nothing and gain so much. In the US, Black people and especially Black women are second-class citizens. We are rumored to be nags, bitches and unattractive, which is hogwash on any day. I don't wish you any harm but coming after Janet on some dumb-crap is over because you poppin' off about Janet, who is an artist that gives back with not only her talent and beauty but her time and she has been extremely generous throughout her career, so you need to check yourself and give a sista' a break.

  13. JC says – reply to this


    Justin got off because he kissed ass and apologized, because if he didn't he wouldn't have been allowed to be at the Grammys. That was the only reason he apologized.

  14. JG says – reply to this


    Janet was mistreated! When Justin ripped off her costume, she realized her breast was exposed and she covered her breast with her arms. It was a mistake.I hate to play the race card, Janet is black and Justin is white. I use to be a fan of Justin until he through ICON Janet under the bus. It is a slap in JANET'S face to have Justin singing on Michael"s new single. The FCC was also out of line blaming Janet.