A survey by Billboard found that 65% of people reckon Janet Jackson’s
breast-revealing routine at the Superbowl was intentional – with only 35% accepting the incident was a complete or partial accident. The majority seemed to think the whole thing was a pre-planned publicity stunt.
Elsewhere in Nipplegate news – that Tennessee woman who was suing Jackson,
Timberlake and the TV networks because of the stress the routine caused has
withdrawn her lawsuit. Reporting that she had received hundreds of letters and phone calls of support from concerned parents, Terri Carlin says she is holding back on her legal action to give government regulators a chance to make amends – presumably hoping media regulator the FCC will slap sufficient fines on everyone involved to ensure Janet et al don’t get the last laugh.
Of course she might reconsider when she hears rumours that Jackson is planning to add an extra song to her forthcoming album all about the Super Bowl show. Her producer Jimmy Jam told reporters at the Grammys: “We’re
finishing up these last four or five songs, you never know – something may slip in there. Whatever’s happening in her life tends to be what she writes about. It’d be kind of interesting to see what her feeling is about it.”