Happy Janet Jackson Appreciation Day!


As Justin Timberlake is unlikely to cough up one (1) nut for this evening’s Super Bowl viewers (as my colleagues here at Jezebel have advocated) in retribution for revealing one of Janet Jackson’s breasts at Super Bowl XXXVIII, we can instead observe #JanetJacksonAppreciationDay. Recall how after Timberlake tore off one of her breast cups (for reasons still shrouded in mystery), and yet only Jackson was forced to apologize effusively on television and was blacklisted from the Grammys that year? And then she had to quash rumors yesterday that she would be dredging up the episode again by performing with Justin Timberlake on Sunday. Because she’s still saddled to nipplegate in the popular imagination, while, seriously, why isn’t anybody talking about Justin Timberlake’s balls??? The disparity has not gone unnoticed, and today we hail her contribution to music.

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