‘Malfunction: The Dressing Down of Janet Jackson’ will revisit the drama surrounding the ‘Rhythm Nation’ hitmaker’s costume malfunction during her half-time performance at 2004 Super Bowl.
AceShowbiz -The drama surrounding Janet Jackson‘s 2004 Super Bowl costume malfunction will be revisited in a new documentary series later this month (November 2021).
FX and Hulu bosses have picked the “Nipplegate” scandal, when part of Jackson’s breast was exposed during her half-time performance with Justin Timberlake as the latest subject for its factual series, “The New York Times Presents”.
Network heads previously partnered with Times editors on two hit series earlier this year (2021) – “Framing Britney Spears” and “Controlling Britney Spears”.
“Malfunction: The Dressing Down of Janet Jackson” will debut on the U.S. network and the streaming site on November 19.
Thousands of complaints were made about the prime time wardrobe snafu, and the new series will include footage of the moment, as well as new interviews with many of the behind-the-scenes players.
Conspiracy theories abounded about the big reveal, with some experts suggesting the stunt was orchestrated.
Producers will also detail the effect the shocking X-rated moment had on the careers of both Jackson and Timberlake, who initially distanced himself from the controversy but earlier this year apologized for his role in the scandal.
Criticized online for the way he has treated the women in his life following the release of the “Framing Britney Spears” documentary, Justin said, “I’ve seen the messages, tags, comments and concerns and I want to respond. I am deeply sorry for the time in my life where my actions contributed to the problem, where I spoke out of turn, or did not speak up for what was right. I understand that I fell short in these moments and in many others and benefited from a system that condones misogyny and racism.”
“I specifically want to apologize to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson both individually, because I care for and respect these women and I know I failed. I also feel compelled to respond, in part, because everyone involved deserves better and most importantly, because this is a larger conversation that I wholeheartedly want to be part of and grow from.”
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