Super Bowl XXXVIII — which was broadcast live on February 1, from Houston , Texas on the CBS television network in the United States — was noted for a controversial halftime show in which Janet Jackson 's breast , adorned with a nipple shield , was exposed by Justin Timberlake for about half a second, in what was later referred to as a " wardrobe malfunction ". Along with the rest of the halftime show, it led to an immediate crackdown and widespread debate on perceived indecency in broadcasting. The incident was ridiculed both within the United States and abroad with a number of commentators considering it a planned publicity stunt. YouTube co-founder Jawed Karim claims that this incident was what led to the creation of the video sharing website. Following the incident, CBS parent company Viacom , and their co-owned subsidiaries MTV and Infinity Broadcasting , enforced a blacklist of Jackson's singles and music videos on many radio formats and music channels worldwide. Prior to the incident, Timberlake had attended Jackson's Rhythm Nation Tour as an adolescent , and Jackson's energetic dance routines and daring performing style made a deep impression on him.
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Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show controversy
From an exposed boob to the flash of something a little bit ruder than a boob, these celebs made Madonna's flash look tame ish. Competing against Angelina Jolie's leg for the most talked about body part at this year's Oscars is pretty impressive. Oh, and Tom Parker from The Wanted's girlfriend, who showed her bum in spectacular style this weekend.
This is a transcript from The World Today. Not sure what this is? Find out more. The TV broadcast almost immediately cut to another shot, but it was too late. It's created an incredible kerfuffle in America, almost overshadowing the game itself, which ended in a victory by the New England Patriots over the Carolina Panthers, and was described by the Boston Globe newspaper as perhaps the best Superbowl game ever played.