It was announced yesterday that Justin Timberlake is set to be the next star performing at the Super Bowl halftime show next February - and while the news was met positively by most, it seems that not everybody is on board with the idea.
Janet Jackson fans, in particular, have not forgotten about what they perceive as Timberlake throwing Jackson under the bus after the infamous 'wardrobe malfunction' during her own Halftime Show performance in 2004, when her nipple was exposed during 'Rock Your Body' - and they made their feelings known yesterday.
Jackson's fans believe that her career suffered because of the controversy and feeling forced to apologise although it was not her fault - and that Timberlake walked away scott-free. Others argue that Jackson has done just fine since, and that it's MTV and the NFL that owe her an apology.
See the reaction below:
— shauna (@goldengateblond) October 23, 2017
Unless Justin Timberlake starts his set by introducing Janet Jackson with an apology and then continues watching quietly while she does 12 minutes of her catalog solo, the Super Bowl can keep this halftime show.
— Crystal Methanny (@RafiDAngelo) October 23, 2017
— Jasmine Goodwin (@jasminegoodwin) October 23, 2017
Justin Timberlake officially doing Super Bowl halftime. Dream setlist:
- 9-minute Janet Jackson apology
- "Gone" (w/ *NSYNC)
— Jason Lipshutz (@jasonlipshutz) October 23, 2017
It's a great illustration of the gender double-standard: the "wardrobe malfunction" effectively ended her career, while he just got bigger.
— Judd Staley (@ellisjudd) October 23, 2017
For anyone wondering why Justin Timberlake being invited to perform at the Super Bowl is an insult to Janet Jackson's legacy - an essay... pic.twitter.com/ndFLLMbBP6
— Daniel J. Layton (@DanielJLayton) October 23, 2017