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What is more American than football? Shaming Janet Jackson & hiring Justin Timberlake for round two.

Another week, another shitty, entitled white dude in the music industry enjoying success after violating a Black woman. Page Six confirmed last week that Justin “Ramen-Haired Culture Vulture” Timberlake will be headlining Super Bowl LII in February 2018 — it’s his first appearance at the show since his performance in 2004. What happened the last time he performed? Let’s recap. Queen of R&B Janet Jackson headlined Super Bowl XXXVIII on February 1, 2004, performing alongside Nelly, P. Diddy, and Kid Rock. Timberlake joined Jackson to perform a duet of his song “Rock Your Body” — in an incident infamously now known as “Nipplegate”, Timberlake ripped off a piece of Jackson’s costume, exposing her breast to the world for a half second. Cue America collectively losing its puritanical, racist, misogynist shit. Michael Powell, FCC Chairman at the time, called it a “classless, crass, and deplorable stunt” that was a “new low” from prime time television. Timberlake also issued a brief apology, and subsequently distanced himself from Jackson. Years later, these dumbasses went on to publicly regret how they handled the controversy: Powell called the public’s reaction “unfair,” pointing out how it was Timberlake who ripped off her costume, and Timberlake noted that he got “maybe 10 percent of the blame” and that America was especially harsh on non-white women. There aren’t enough eye rolls in the world for this shit, folks. Of course, Jackson alone shouldered the entirety of the blame and consequences for the “wardrobe malfunction.” Confirmed as recently as 2014, she was also barred by the NFL from any future performances at the Super Bowl. Her songs and music videos were blacklisted from all Viacom properties including MTV, and her invitation to perform in honor of Luther Vandross at the Grammys the following week was rescinded.
Related: WE DON’T CARE ABOUT BLACK WOMEN AND FEMMES, SO WE NEED #SAYHERNAME

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