FCC Still Obsessed With Janet Jackson’s Nipple Slip
Posted on Nov 21, 2008
Now, this is just getting weird: Nearly five years after the shocking (!) “wardrobe malfunction” that shamed exposed nipple owner Janet Jackson and seared the tender eyeballs of select members of the federal government, the FCC is soldiering on in its quest to slap offending network CBS with a $550,000 fine, thus ensuring that the appalling incident lingers that much longer in the public consciousness.
The Hollywood Reporter:
The FCC’s battle to collect fines from CBS over Janet Jackson’s infamous “wardrobe malfunction” during the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show could be heading to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Earlier this week, the FCC filed a petition for review with the nation’s high court asking to overturn the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal’s July decision that the commission and chair Kevin Martin “acted arbitrarily and capriciously” in fining CBS stations $550,000 for airing Jackson’s right breast during the Super Bowl show.
Feb. 1, 2004: The night it all went wrong.