The conservative media watchdog group the Parents Television Council has issued an “urgent appeal” to Justin Timberlake to not let history repeat itself at the 2018 Super Bowl.
Leading up Timberlake’s highly anticipated Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday (Feb. 4), the Parents Television Council penned an open letter to the pop icon asking him to keep his performance family friendly. To read the letter click here.
Timberlake will headline the Super Bowl LII halftime show on Sunday, 14 years after his now-famous performance with Janet Jackson during the 2004 NFL championship game, during which he ripped off part of her top, exposing one of her nipple-shield-adorned breasts to the almost 90 million viewers. The incident birthed the phrase “wardrobe malfunction,” drew half a million complaints and spurred a Federal Communications Commission investigation and indecency fines, which were later reversed.
In 2006, Timberlake told MTV News, “I’m a part of a community that consider themselves artists…and if there’s something that I could have done in her defense, that was more, that I could have realized, then I would have.”
“It’s an understatement to say it was sort of unfair, if you consider 50-50, I mean, I probably got 10 percent of the blame,” he said. “I think that says something about society. I think that America is harsher on women and I think that America is unfairly harsh on ethnic people.”
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