Apologies all round from those involved in the half time show at this weekend's Super Bowl as American Football fans the world over recover from the apparent shock of getting a flash of Janet Jackson's right breast. It was all Justin Timberlake's fault. He was the surprise guest at the MTV produced half time musical bash - but in an ill advised move Mr Timberlake accidentally pulled off a piece of Ms Jackson's costume, exposing more of the singer than was planned. More humorous than the slip up itself was the apologies that followed:
Timberlake: "I am sorry if anyone was offended by the wardrobe malfunction during the halftime performance at the Super Bowl. It was not intentional and is regrettable."
MTV: "The tearing of Janet Jackson's costume was unrehearsed, unplanned, completely unintentional and was inconsistent with assurances we had about the content of the performance. MTV regrets this incident occurred and we apologize to anyone who was offended by it."
CBS (who screen the Superbowl): "CBS deeply regrets the incident that occurred during the Super Bowl halftime show. We attended all rehearsals throughout the week and there was no indication that any such thing would happen. The moment did not conform to CBS broadcast standards and we would like to apologize to anyone who was offended."