Timberlake blamed a "wardrobe malfunction," but
Federal Communications Commission chief Michael Powell called it
"a classless, crass and deplorable stunt."
— Some Super Bowl
viewers think that flash of Janet Jackson's breast was inappropriate.
Others liked what they saw.
But many agree it was
probably a publicity stunt.
Jackson and Justin Timberlake were singing
Timberlake's hit song
"Rock Your Body" during the halftime show. At the
end, he reached across Jackson's leather outfit and tore off the
covering to her right breast.
Timberlake says in a statement that it was not
A few are giving the two performers the benefit of
the doubt. One woman says part of the performance could have gone
But one man says he thinks Jackson gets "a kick out
of" stripping in front of people.
Meanwhile, Michael Powell -- head of the Federal
Communications Commission -- says the musical number that ended with
singer Janet Jackson's breast exposed was a "classless, crass and
Powell says he's "outraged" by it. He says he and
his family gathered around the TV to see a "celebration" -- but that
it was "tainted" by the exposure of Jackson's breast. He says he's
told the commission to launch an investigation.
Singer Justin Timberlake, who was performing with
Jackson and who ripped away part of her costume, calls it a "wardrobe
CBS and MTV -- which produced the
show -- each say they had no idea it would happen. CBS says it "deeply
regrets the incident."