“I’ve always been disgusted by the way that performance, in which Justin Timberlake ripped off part of her costume, leaving her breast exposed, got reduced to a “wardrobe malfunction” and associated with Jackson, rather than with Timberlake’s actions. The image of her, shocked and covering herself up, with Timberlake beside her sporting a serious case of sexyface is upsetting and uncomfortable. In the years that followed, the Super Bowl defaulted to a heavy rotation of old, white dudes, though that didn’t exactly save the game from sexualized incidents like Bruce Springsteen’s camera crotch-bump […] Now, nine years later, Beyonce’s being allowed on the halftime stage, not as part of a band, not as backup to a white woman whose sexualized antics are so familiar and tired that they’re amusing, but as her own fantastic, pop-culture dominating self.”
Alyssa Rosenberg on what Beyonce’s Super Bowl halftime performance in 2013 will mean. (via think-progress)
I always hated JT for that. When he came around people of color his inflection changed and he was acting what he perceived to be “urban” but then when he caught flack for this incident he tensed up like a bitch and started acting all shocked and corny. You cant have it both ways. He fucking hung Janet out to dry and that wasnt gentlemen like at all.