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Janet and Justin apologize... LAWSUIT.

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by [email protected]@N, Feb 3, 2004.

  1. S@T@N

    [email protected]@N Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 15, 2002 Messages: 1,998 Likes Received: 0

    Jackson, Timberlake Apologize for Flash
    Feb 3, 8:48 AM EST

    CBS, MTV, the NFL, Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake all say they're sorry — but none of that is deterring the federal government from looking into the Super Bowl's too-revealing halftime show.

    Federal Communications Commission chief Michael Powell on Monday promised an investigation into whether CBS violated decency laws, with potential fines of up to $27,500. If applied to each CBS station, the fine could reach into the millions.

    "Like millions of Americans, my family and I gathered around the television for a celebration.
    Instead, that celebration was tainted by a classless, crass and deplorable stunt," Powell said in a statement.

    He added in interviews Tuesday that other aspects of the racy halftime show, which also featured such performers as Nelly and Kid Rock, also bothered him.

    "I think everybody's focusing on the finale, but a lot of what we've heard in terms of complaints and the breath of the investigation is a little broader than just that incident," Powell said on ABC's "Good Morning America." "I personally was offended by the entire production."

    The controversy erupted Sunday when Timberlake snatched off part of Jackson's bustier on stage, revealing a breast clad only in a sun-shaped "nipple shield" in front of some 89 million viewers.

    "This was done completely without our knowledge," said Chris Ender, entertainment spokesman for CBS, which was deluged with angry calls. "It wasn't rehearsed. It wasn't discussed. It wasn't even hinted at. ... This is something we would have never approved. We are angry and embarrassed."

    Jackson's spokeswoman, Jennifer Holiner, said a red lace garment was supposed to remain when Timberlake tore off the outer covering.

    The NFL said it was "extremely disappointed." Several members of Congress, the Parents Television Council and the Traditional Values Coalition expressed outrage.

    Even halftime producer and CBS corporate Viacom cousin MTV — the network that broadcast Madonna kissing Britney Spears at last August's MTV Awards — was contrite.

    "Unrehearsed, unplanned, completely unintentional," said MTV.

    Although Timberlake issued a statement shortly after the show apologizing and blaming the debacle on a "wardrobe malfunction," he didn't seem too sorry in comments to the syndicated show "Access Hollywood."

    "Hey, man, we love giving you all something to talk about," he said, laughing.

    Jackson's official Web site was bombarded with angry postings.

    In a statement released Monday night, Jackson said it was a last-minute stunt that went awry.

    "The decision to have a costume reveal at the end of my halftime show performance was made after final rehearsals. MTV was completely unaware of it," she said. "It was not my intention that it go as far as it did. I apologize to anyone offended — including the audience, MTV, CBS and the NFL."

    Said the FCC's Powell on NBC's "Today": "I'm glad everybody is sorry. I'm sorry, too; it was a sorry incident. But if the standard were that you could do whatever you wanted to and if you apologized the next day that ends all further inquiry, we'd have a really poor enforcement program."

    Holiner said she was not sure whether Jackson's medieval-looking nipple decoration was meant to be seen, but added that the singer does wear such jewelry.

    But the display still raised questions such as: If it was an accident, why did a choreographer promise "shocking moments" in an interview with the Web site MTV.com prior to the show?

    And how could it have been a coincidence when it was timed to the words of Timberlake's song "Rock Your Body" — "I'm gonna have you naked by the end of this song"?

    MTV Networks Group President Judy McGrath says the shocker was supposed to be Timberlake's appearance — and not what he did afterward. McGrath was sitting in the audience and didn't see the flash, but said the pair "looked upset" afterward.

    While she praised Jackson and Timberlake as artists, she said: "I don't appreciate someone who doesn't communicate what their plans are. I think it was a misguided move on their parts."

    According to the FCC, non-cable TV channels cannot air "obscene" material at any time and cannot air "indecent" material between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. The FCC defines obscene as describing sexual conduct "in a patently offensive way" and lacking "serious literary, artistic, political or scientific value." Indecent material is not as offensive but still contains references to sex or excretions.
  2. S@T@N

    [email protected]@N Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 15, 2002 Messages: 1,998 Likes Received: 0
    Powell is an asshole. He's bringing a woman's breasts down to the level
    of a public gangbang.

    Here's the news, buddy: shielding your children from the wonders of the
    human body forces them to be more curious, to rebel when they realize
    the truth, and to start having sex at an earlier age.

    I'm fucking appalled.
  3. Joker

    Joker Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Apr 7, 2000 Messages: 5,267 Likes Received: 92
    I watched a clip of this online... honestly, didn't see anything I wouldn't see watching MTV for five minutes. Or walking into a music store and flipping through the Hip-Hop section.

    Americans need to wise up and laugh a little...
  4. Dr. Dazzle

    Dr. Dazzle Veteran Member

    Joined: Nov 19, 2001 Messages: 8,147 Likes Received: 3
    This shit is rediculous. They're treating this like the story of the century....
  5. WebsterUno

    WebsterUno Guest

  6. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2000 Messages: 6,979 Likes Received: 2
    bone crushing violence? sure!
    cheerleader upskirts? you got it?
    adds for penis pills? it's making money

    an interracial courgar/prey relationship?

    not in My United States of Whatever.
  7. seeking

    seeking Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 25, 2000 Messages: 32,277 Likes Received: 235
    standing in your living room and exposing myself to your kids, and showing a breast on tv are completely different. especially when it comes at the end of what was i'm sure a very sexually charged performance, that contained language and mannerisms that would be just as potentially 'damaging' as seeing a boob.
    i agree that being a parent and trying to raise your kids in a moral manner is a difficult challenge, but every single day kids are faced with far more lewd and vulgar displays than this, none of which happen in front of their parents, who could potentially give an explanation.
    webs, when you were your daughters age, tell me you didnt already know about breasts.

    not trying to hate on you, i know where you're coming from, i just think this is simply a drop in the bucket of sin we're already swimming in.

    HYDRO BILL Junior Member

    Joined: Jan 15, 2004 Messages: 159 Likes Received: 0
    Dude, you ever hear of breastfeeding? Boobies might be sexually sensitive, but they have no sexual function. I can show my hairy nipples anywhere I want to, but Janet's titties are offensive? Nah. Violence is offensive and that's what's on every channel. Most other countries have nudity on TV, and guess what...America still has more teenage pregnancies and sexual misinformation. Get over it, America.
  9. WebsterUno

    WebsterUno Guest

    yeah, I know...if you cant beat em, join em!

    bring on the prime time porn!

  10. seeking

    seeking Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 25, 2000 Messages: 32,277 Likes Received: 235
    in denmark, after midnight, everything turns to porn. no joke.
    and as a society, they dont have half the social problems we do.

    it's kind of like apples and oranges though. the problem isnt her breast, it's the moral decay of society in america. sex isnt immoral, and breasts arent immoral, but when you live in a place that tells you on one hand to be ashamed of who you are, and on the other, tells you if you arent that, you're worthless, that's where the problem arises.

    it's like alcohol. all over europe, teen age kids are allowed to drink wine with dinner, yet they have a far, far lower instance of alcohol abuse than we do here.

    i agree that things are fucked, but it's not janet's breast, it's a whole lot deeper than that.
  11. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2000 Messages: 6,979 Likes Received: 2
    you know seeking... it's not just europe.

    think about your neighbour to the north for a second.
    The highest drinking age of any province is 19 and some are 18.
    You can bet that the people in Quebec take a much more european
    approach to dealing with familty issues like if it's morally okay for
    a teen to have a beer with dinner.

    and this you may not have known.... but they allow nudity on most
    Canadian Networks just after prime time. Shows like the Sopranos
    air at 10pm on Network TV without any of the language or nudity cut.
    Hell... at 11:00 on the weekends some networks switch to soft-core porn.

    so what's my point?

    The sway that the american bible belt has is way too powerful
    for it's own good. With people like reverend... err... Jerry Fawell?
    getting his panties in a bunch over a single boobie, you'll never
    snap out of the 1950's puritan mindset. Well not untill that generation
    is gone and the WWF and Jenna Generation comes into power.****

    **** which isn't a good thing in my mind either.
  12. Hank Parker

    Hank Parker Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 17, 2002 Messages: 1,902 Likes Received: 0
  13. Dr. Dazzle

    Dr. Dazzle Veteran Member

    Joined: Nov 19, 2001 Messages: 8,147 Likes Received: 3
    God bless Showcase.....
  14. seeking

    seeking Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 25, 2000 Messages: 32,277 Likes Received: 235
    "what's good for the goose is not necessarily good for the gander".
    you couldnt start showing porn at 11pm, and allowing 18 year old kids to drink here because our society is not equipped to handle such burdens. we're complete morons here. in europe, after kids graduate high school, they often travel the world for a year.
    in america, when they graduate high school, they go to community college or get high and work at pizza hut.
    socially, we are fucked. allowing us the 'freedom' we claim to already have, would make our heads explode.

    we dont want freedom, we want glass bongs that change color the more you smoke out of them.
  15. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2000 Messages: 6,979 Likes Received: 2
    showcase and bravo and CITYtv and TLN and SEXtv and CHCH and CFMT........