Double Standards At The Super Bowl

So do you remember back in 2004 when Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson played the half time slot at the Super Bowl?  Maybe not if you're too young but you must have heard about the #NippleGate incident?  

Basically Justin Timberlake "accidentally" flashed Janet's boob by pulling down her top which he claims was supposed to have a bra underneath.  There was then a huge outrage amongst viewers which led to Janet being banned from most major music channels and radio stations.  Justin, however, got off scot free.

Image via Vanity Fair
Anyone then watching Adam Levine's Super Bowl half time performance this year would have noticed that during this performance he pulled off his [own] t-shirt revealing BOTH of his nipples.  Noone battered an eyelid and everyone cheered because he is a white man and so it's perfectly acceptable for him to do that?

But why is it that Janet as a black female should be banned from showing her nipple (which was actually done by a white male) but a white man can show both of his nipples and there be no repercussions?  Talk about double standards.

Image via Esquire
Janet has been treated so badly since this incident, she wasn't even invited to watch any of the Super Bowls since despite Justin Timberlake being invited to them all.  She has also been a laughing stock in the music industry hence why she seems to have pretty much retired since then.

I personally don't feel this is far and can't believe we STILL live in a world that has differing standards for men and women.  However, this is just my opinion so please don't take offence.  I would love to her your views on this matter?

What do you think?

Lauren xx

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