Tom Brady is going through backlash for dismissing the wardrobe malfunction that threatened to derail Janet Jackson’s profession.
“I feel in the long run, it was in all probability a superb factor for the NFL as a result of everybody received to speak about it,” the retired quarterback, 45, said on Monday’s episode of his “Let’s Go!” podcast. “It was simply extra publicity and extra publicity for halftime exhibits.
“Is any publicity unhealthy publicity?” he rhetorically requested. “That’s what they are saying, so who is aware of?”
Brady’s remarks have been met with criticism from individuals on social media who consider the seven-time NFL champ was thoughtless of all the pieces Jackson, 56, needed to undergo after her 2004 Tremendous Bowl nip-slip scandal.
“Janet Jackson confronted public humiliation and outright misogynoir leading to her getting blacklisted by the previous CEO of CBS, however Tom Brady thinks all of that was okay as a result of all publicity is sweet publicity. Sick,” tweeted one critic.
“I don’t assume he understands the quantity of s–t she went via after that backlash. That remark was too superficial and shallow,” wrote another.
“So a black girl’s profession and fame is broken and he or she was taunted for quite a lot of years by the mainstream media however you realize what, it was good for the NFL?! Clearly too many knocks to his head,” added a third person.
“????? He needs to be ashamed for treating Janet’s trauma like that,” tweeted a fourth.
Brady’s feedback got here almost 20 years after “Nipplegate” befell throughout Tremendous Bowl XXXVIII. On the time, Jackson and Justin Timberlake have been onstage performing the halftime present when the previous *NSYNC member, now 42, unintentionally tore off a part of the “Rhythm Nation” singer’s prime, exposing her breast to thousands and thousands of viewers.
In February 2021, Timberlake issued a public apology to Jackson, in addition to his ex-girlfriend Britney Spears, after he confronted criticism following the discharge of the documentary “Framing Britney Spears.”
“I particularly wish to apologize to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson each individually, as a result of I take care of and respect these girls and I do know I failed,” he wrote partly on Instagram on the time.
“I additionally really feel compelled to reply, partly, as a result of everybody concerned deserves higher and most significantly, as a result of it is a bigger dialog that I wholeheartedly wish to be a part of and develop from.”
Jackson and Timberlake appear to have transfer on from the Tremendous Bowl drama. In actual fact, the “All for You” singer mentioned final yr that they’re “good buddies.”
“Truthfully, this entire factor was blown method out of proportion,” she mentioned in her Lifetime/A&E documentary.
“And, in fact, it was an accident that ought to not have occurred, however everyone seems to be in search of somebody in charge, and that’s gotta cease. Justin and I are excellent buddies, and we are going to at all times be excellent buddies.”
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