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Claim: One of singer Janet Jackson's breasts was exposed during the halftime show at Super
Although MTV, who produced the halftime show, maintained that the incident was an accident — "The tearing of Jackson's costume was unrehearsed, unplanned, completely unintentional," they said — some have suggested that Jackson's wearing of a nipple shield (and advance pronouncements that the show would contain some "shocking moments") demonstrated that the stunt may not have been quite so spontaneous:
The halftime festivities were also interrupted by a streaker who, unlike Janet Jackson, did not have his less-than-fully-clothed image beamed into living rooms by CBS.
In a curious coincidence, photographs purportedly depicting the exposed breasts of the previous year's
These pictures were obviously fabricated from
Last updated: 2 February 2004
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