Asta 2

Since I haven't ranted in a while.....

Not only am I sick to death of Janet Jackson's boob, the NFL and the networks reactions now seem bent on defining the term stupidity. I agree, Janet baring her breast during a half time show was inappropriate (then again neither were the half dressed, writhing dancers surrounding her on stage).

As many in the media have pointed out, Lil Kim bared as much during the MTV Music Awards a couple years back. But, we've come to expect (sadly) that kind of behavior in that type of forum. In fairness to the families watching, it's not something you were prepared to see during a football game.

Having said all that, the behavior I'm seeing of network and NFL execs is equally, if not more so, offensive to me. Apparently no celebrity can be trusted now. Newsflash: taking a stance of guilt by association is not OK. It was inconceivable to me when I heard that the NFL removed Justin Timberlake's bandmate (sorry, can't recall his name) from the Pro Bowl half time show just in case he *might* do something wrong. Are they afraid that Justin's evil cooties spred? (BTW, I actually believe Justin when he said he didn't know this would happen. The guy is not that good of an actor and he seemed visibly upset when defending himself.)

Last night, of course, NBC edited a scene of ER in which a seventy year old woman's breast was to be shown. Yes, nothing screams 'sexually provocative' like a geriatric woman who's heart the doctors are trying to get restarted. About a year or so ago CSI showed the breasts of an actress who was being examined in the morgue. Funny that never made the national news.

An 11 year old girl was abducted and murdered this week in Florida. Let's get morally outraged about the behavior behind that.
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Totally agree with you. Have to say that the only anger I feel toward Ms. Jackson is the fact that her little PR stunt is causing a huge set-back in the strides American TV has made in the past couple of years to be less uptight and Puritanical (baby strides when compared to the rest of the world's television, but strides nonetheless). We can already observe the backlash on shows like ER, as you pointed out.

It was not the appropriate venue.
I agree with you. It just seemed this country was *finally* becoming less uptight in many respects and now this. For every baby step forward, Janet has single handedly walked us six steps back. I really have to wonder what she was thinking. I think Justin put it best when he said "I don't need this kind of publicity".
Amen. I'm feeling a bit sorry for Justin now, as his family is even upset with him. The more I find out, the more I can tell he wasn't a part of the little stunt. The network is so funny - what do you expect but the unexpected when you involve MTV?

When I heard that little girl was found this morning I was sick; this is what should be on the front page, not Janet Jackson's boobs.
Quite well put. I absolutely agree with you. The frivolous nature of our society disturbs me more everyday. Its nice to hear from the sane people from time to time. Now, did you ever think I would be referring to you as sane? :p
"Now, did you ever think I would be referring to you as sane?"

*Asta dies of shock*

As for society, I've come to the conclusion that it both sucks and blows.
I agree. Enough about Janet's boobs already! The way the press is over-reacting, you'd think she'd started a war or something. It reminds me of the time here when a woman on a chat show breastfed her baby whilst on TV. You didn't actually see any of her breast - all you saw was the back of the baby's head and it was so covered up I didn't even realise she was breast-feeding until they actually said so - yet it was some kind of national scandal and 'disgusting'. What the hell?