Wardrobe Malfunctions Don’t Come Cheap

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Lucky for Janet Jackson, a federal appeals court threw out her $550,000 indecency fine against CBS for her Super Bowl 2004 “wardrobe malfunction” on Monday.

The Daily News reports that the three-judge panel of the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Federal Communications Commission “acted arbitrarily and capriciously” in issuing the fine for the fleeting image of nudity.

Ninety million people were watching the Super Bowl halftime show when Justin Timberlake reached for Janet’s chest and her bejeweled nipple was exposed. Janet issued an apology and JT stated that Nipplegate was simplythe result of a“wardrobe malfunction.”

The court found that the FCC fine for the “broadcast of a nine-sixteenths of one second glimpse of a bare female breast” deviated from its nearly 30-year practice of fining broadcast indecency only when it was extremely “pervasive.”

$550,000 for nine-sixteenths of one second! Sienna Miller better watch out; girl is gonna be broke if she keeps parading her boobs around.

  1. bossy says:

    EVRYBODY IS SO CRAZY ACTING ABOUT JANET’S MALFUNCTION. WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL! GIRLS WALK AROUND ON THE STREETS EVERYDAY WITH THEIR BOOBS OUT , !^_#`^^&$^+!()! OUT AND ANYTHING ELSE THEY CAN SHOW OFF. I JUST BELIEVE THAT PEOPLE PUT TO MUCH INTO THIS SITUATION JUST BECAUSE IT WAS JANET.

  2. miguelito says:

    well if she shows it thats all like anybody never seen a boob on tv

  3. jenbabe says:

    Um to the stupid chicks…..some parents actually care and monitor what their kids watch. It was the super bowl and no boobs were n the schedule.

  4. Mitty says:

    Oh lord, so much drama for nothing. I bet if it would’ve been a white chick this bs wouldn”t have blown out of proportion.

    And for kids watchin the Super Bowl crap; then those concerned parents should have sued the media/tv they were the ones zooming in her boobs. Nobody in the freakin crowd saw nothing and didn’t heard nothing till tv blasted it everywhere.