Newly (again) retired NFL legend Tom Brady mocked Tuesday for claiming Janet Jackson’s ‘wardrobe malfunction’ at halftime at the 2004 Super Bowl was ‘probably a good thing’ for the NFL.
On Tuesday’s episode of his Let’s go! podcast, Brady and co-hosts Larry Fitzgerald and Jim Gray were discussing Rihanna’s halftime show this year. Brady recalled the publicity Jackson’s “pin slip” brought to the league, Fox News reported.
The 45-year-old insisted the whole incident was “probably a good thing for the NFL”.
“[Reporters] were asking me about it, and I didn’t even understand what they were talking to me about,” Brady told his audience. “They were like, ‘Have you seen the halftime show?’ and I said, ‘No, I didn’t see anything.’ I was thinking about the game and trying to find adjustments at halftime.
“It took us some time to understand what had happened. It’s for the fans, not the players,” Brady added,
Readers may recall that Justin Timberlake exposed Jackson’s right breast during their performance of “Rock Your Body,” in what officials called Jackson’s costume malfunction.
“I think at the end of the day it was probably a good thing for the NFL because everyone got to talk about it, and it was just more publicity and more publicity for the halftime shows” , exclaimed Brady. “Is all publicity bad publicity? That’s what they say. So who knows?”
Recently, Jackson said she’s been ready for a long time to move on and added, “Justin and I are really good friends, and always will be. We spoke a few days ago. He and I are moved on, and it’s time for everyone to do the same,” said the New York Post reported.
Many social media users seem to side with Jackson and criticized Brady for even bringing up the incident.
Many jumped to Twitter to criticize the seven-time Super Bowl winner:
I don’t think he understands the amount of shit she went through after that backlash. This comment was too superficial and superficial. https://t.co/lk7XJ331GH
— Big Kit (@StevieDwayne) February 15, 2023
?????? He should be ashamed of dealing with Janet’s trauma like this.
— Christina | #SaveGentlemanJack (@alligatortearsq) February 14, 2023
Janet Jackson faced public humiliation and outright misogyny, leading to her being blacklisted by the former CBS CEO, but Tom Brady thinks it was all okay because all publicity is good publicity. Sick. https://t.co/1kcerS34Wc
— . (@MJFINESSELOVER) February 14, 2023
Or, he sees a black woman’s career sidelined as an underage victim for the good of the NFL
—David (@davnett) February 15, 2023
So a black woman’s career and reputation are damaged and she was mocked for several years by the mainstream media, but you know what, was it good for the NFL? !
Clearly too many head shots. https://t.co/TFLWVABU2m
— grandt (@notgrandt95) February 15, 2023
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