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Nipplegate: Why Janet Jackson Deserves an Apology

As the old saying goes: Your life can change in a split second. And no one knows this better than Janet Jackson, who went from pop music royalty to scapegoat pariah in a matter of 9/16th of a second, the blink of time her breast was accidentally exposed to an estimated 140 million people during 2004’s Super Bowl Halftime Show.
What came after was a national overreaction that had very little to do with Janet and everything to do with America’s long history of sexism, racism and puritanism. Continue reading