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Adam Levine’s Super Bowl nipple reveal prompts backlash

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Adam Levine’s Super Bowl nipple reveal prompts backlash

NEW YORK (AP) — First, critics panned Maroon 5′s Super Bowl halftime performance. Then social media folks went full-on snark over Adam Levine’s throw pillow-like tank top design. Then he peeled off the busy brown shirt and the snark turned to outrage over his exposed nipples.

The bare-chested moment Sunday had some feminists and Janet Jackson supporters focused on how male and female nipples are treated differently in life, especially on network TV and by the NFL years after Jackson’s career was derailed by a split-second halftime reveal.


“Double standard, much?” is how an InStyle headline neatly summed up the issue in the light of day Monday as the media noted how the hate quickly built online. Singer-songwriter Neko Case aptly captured the mood in an F-bomb-infused tweet likening the frontman to a half-nude greased pig.


Jackson’s 2004 wardrobe malfunction, thanks to Justin Timberlake’s tug on her bodice, earned CBS a $550,000 Federal Communications Commission fine that was later voided by an appeals court. Levine’s nipples enjoyed far more stage time.

COMMENT:-

Well, what with the crappy football game, they had to find SOMETHING "newsworthy" didn't they?

However, "The History of Men's Exposed Nipples in America" is definitely a subject worthy of several doctoral dissertations.

On the other hand, maybe the dissertations should be on "The Search For Something To Be Offended By".
 

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Yeah, I think CBS should sue to get its money back. 550K for a woman's nipple on a wardrobe malfunction but some creepy 40 year old rock star can do his best Chippendales impression and nobody bats an eye... Not to mention that all of the accompanying artists were bland as hell. Big Boi hasn't had a hit record since I like the way you move, that was like 15 years ago. Travis Scott is straight hipster garbage but he tried his best to be corny with whatever that intro effect was.

I think Janet was unfairly treated and should probably be invited back if the future of the SBHFS is cursing so much that whole sections of the performances are muted or contain some level of nudity.

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Definitely a double standard. I get that women’s nipples are sexualized in a way that men’s aren’t, but so what? My wife is turned on by a nice six pack on a man, and since I don’t have a six pack I think men shouldn’t be allowed to show their abs. :)
 

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From Associated Press

Adam Levine’s Super Bowl nipple reveal prompts backlash

NEW YORK (AP) — First, critics panned Maroon 5′s Super Bowl halftime performance. Then social media folks went full-on snark over Adam Levine’s throw pillow-like tank top design. Then he peeled off the busy brown shirt and the snark turned to outrage over his exposed nipples.

The bare-chested moment Sunday had some feminists and Janet Jackson supporters focused on how male and female nipples are treated differently in life, especially on network TV and by the NFL years after Jackson’s career was derailed by a split-second halftime reveal.


“Double standard, much?” is how an InStyle headline neatly summed up the issue in the light of day Monday as the media noted how the hate quickly built online. Singer-songwriter Neko Case aptly captured the mood in an F-bomb-infused tweet likening the frontman to a half-nude greased pig.


Jackson’s 2004 wardrobe malfunction, thanks to Justin Timberlake’s tug on her bodice, earned CBS a $550,000 Federal Communications Commission fine that was later voided by an appeals court. Levine’s nipples enjoyed far more stage time.

COMMENT:-

Well, what with the crappy football game, they had to find SOMETHING "newsworthy" didn't they?

However, "The History of Men's Exposed Nipples in America" is definitely a subject worthy of several doctoral dissertations.

On the other hand, maybe the dissertations should be on "The Search For Something To Be Offended By".

You mean somebody actually watched the halftime show beyond the first 5 minutes of it? That was one of the most uninspiring or entertaining Super Bowl halftime shows that I can remember.
 

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i wasn't offended by a nipple in either case. pretty much every kid has seen a nipple by age ten minutes.

as for the halftime show, i thought that it was pretty good.
 

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Well, if gender equality is to be maintained/established, male nipples need to receive the same regard as female ones.

I don't think it's a matter of what's offensive or not so. It's just a matter that we irrationally have differing standards for how comparable body parts are construed when those parts are attached to men and women.

Indeed, IIRC, women can go about anywhere in public with their breasts fully exposed, provided their nipples are covered. No such constraint exists for men.

"Irrational"...anyone with a bit of common sense knows there is a difference. There isn't an entire section of the porn industry based off of the male breast, like there is for the female breast, for a reason.
 

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Well, if gender equality is to be maintained/established, male nipples need to receive the same regard as female ones.

Or maybe the other way around... ;)

What..."the other way around?" There is no "other way around" when two things are identically regarded. Logically, there is no difference between the statements "A=B" and "B=A."
 

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Adam is a good guy, not that crazy about his band but he is a good person. I have no clue why he decided to defile his beautiful body with Tats though. I did laugh when I saw California across his stomach, that had to drive the red state folks nuts. All in all, this was the second and third act, all the really good acts wanted nothing to do with the NFL.
 

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"Backlash"... :roll:

I mean, what is the end goal here? Topless females for the Super Bowl halftime show, or guys keeping their shirts on?
 

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Yeah, I think CBS should sue to get its money back. 550K for a woman's nipple on a wardrobe malfunction but some creepy 40 year old rock star can do his best Chippendales impression and nobody bats an eye... Not to mention that all of the accompanying artists were bland as hell. Big Boi hasn't had a hit record since I like the way you move, that was like 15 years ago. Travis Scott is straight hipster garbage but he tried his best to be corny with whatever that intro effect was.

I think Janet was unfairly treated and should probably be invited back if the future of the SBHFS is cursing so much that whole sections of the performances are muted or contain some level of nudity.

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Off-topic/Red:
I clearly missed the announcement that "I Like the Way You Move" was a song Big Boi had anything to do with. LOL I know the song, but until you made the "red" remark above, I thought it was by Earth, Wind and Fire with some guest rapper chiming in periodically. LOL



 

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"Irrational"...anyone with a bit of common sense knows there is a difference. There isn't an entire section of the porn industry based off of the male breast, like there is for the female breast, for a reason.
.... It's called gay porn.

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.... It's called gay porn.

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Lol...yes, there is gay porn but there's no "busty house dads" happening. Try again.
 

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Yeah, I think CBS should sue to get its money back. 550K for a woman's nipple on a wardrobe malfunction but some creepy 40 year old rock star can do his best Chippendales impression and nobody bats an eye... Not to mention that all of the accompanying artists were bland as hell. Big Boi hasn't had a hit record since I like the way you move, that was like 15 years ago. Travis Scott is straight hipster garbage but he tried his best to be corny with whatever that intro effect was.

I think Janet was unfairly treated and should probably be invited back if the future of the SBHFS is cursing so much that whole sections of the performances are muted or contain some level of nudity.

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Red:
I didn't have a problem with Levine removing his shirts; however, I had no idea there'd be a "reading assignment" associated with watching him perform. LOL I felt bad/sympathetic for Jackson that her top "malfunctioned," but only because nobody dons a garment and expects it to come apart or fall off while they're wearing it. The equality issue is that it would have been seen as "outrageous" were Jackson, to make her outfit be balanced after the "malfunction," to have removed the other breast cup, even though, strictly speaking, she could have done just that because she had on pasties.


Aside:
I don't know why anyone called what happened a wardrobe "malfunction." Justin ripped the cup right off the outfit.




 

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From Associated Press

Adam Levine’s Super Bowl nipple reveal prompts backlash

NEW YORK (AP) — First, critics panned Maroon 5′s Super Bowl halftime performance. Then social media folks went full-on snark over Adam Levine’s throw pillow-like tank top design. Then he peeled off the busy brown shirt and the snark turned to outrage over his exposed nipples.

The bare-chested moment Sunday had some feminists and Janet Jackson supporters focused on how male and female nipples are treated differently in life, especially on network TV and by the NFL years after Jackson’s career was derailed by a split-second halftime reveal.


“Double standard, much?” is how an InStyle headline neatly summed up the issue in the light of day Monday as the media noted how the hate quickly built online. Singer-songwriter Neko Case aptly captured the mood in an F-bomb-infused tweet likening the frontman to a half-nude greased pig.


Jackson’s 2004 wardrobe malfunction, thanks to Justin Timberlake’s tug on her bodice, earned CBS a $550,000 Federal Communications Commission fine that was later voided by an appeals court. Levine’s nipples enjoyed far more stage time.

COMMENT:-

Well, what with the crappy football game, they had to find SOMETHING "newsworthy" didn't they?

However, "The History of Men's Exposed Nipples in America" is definitely a subject worthy of several doctoral dissertations.

On the other hand, maybe the dissertations should be on "The Search For Something To Be Offended By".

Frankly, I made the same point about a double standard to myself while watching.

Also a point about how they had a male stripper at the superbowl.
 

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Lol...yes, there is gay porn but there's no "busty house dads" happening. Try again.
Yikes, you've never heard of stud porn.

We aren't helping you redefine gay porn just because you don't think there is a market for men with large chests. We get it, you think the porn market mainly caters to straight dudes who like big breasted women, you're wrong, but it's funny just how wrong you are.

Like you've never even bothered to understand that there is more to porn sites than Ron Jeremy



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Yikes, you've never heard of stud porn.

We aren't helping you redefine gay porn just because you don't think there is a market for men with large chests. We get it, you think the porn market mainly caters to straight dudes who like big breasted women, you're wrong, but it's funny just how wrong you are.

Like you've never even bothered to understand that there is more to porn sites than Ron Jeremy



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*yawn*...keep stretching buddy.
 

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*yawn*...keep stretching buddy.
You willing to try and prove me wrong? Lol, no market for men with large shaven chests in the porn world, that's why Fishking, says they are different. Reality:
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I didn't have a problem with Levine removing his shirts; however, I had no idea there'd be a "reading assignment" associated with watching him perform. LOL I felt bad/sympathetic for Jackson that her top "malfunctioned," but only because nobody dons a garment and expects it to come apart or fall off while they're wearing it. The equality issue is that it would have been seen as "outrageous" were Jackson, to make her outfit be balanced after the "malfunction," to have removed the other breast cup, even though, strictly speaking, she could have done just that because she had on pasties.


Aside:
I don't know why anyone called what happened a wardrobe "malfunction." Justin ripped the cup right off the outfit.






According to those involved the ripping a piece off was intended, but it took extra pieces with it or something.

Or so I vaguely recall from some bit they had on before the game.
 

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"Irrational"...anyone with a bit of common sense knows there is a difference. There isn't an entire section of the porn industry based off of the male breast, like there is for the female breast, for a reason.

The reason is because the female breast has become sexualized based solely on the fact that our culture irrationally keeps them hidden. For most of human history women's breasts have not been hidden nor sexualized over and above any other body part, nor are they many other cultures today.

We don't cover female breasts because we view them differently than we view male breasts, we view female breasts differently than we view male breasts because we cover them.
 

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You willing to try and prove me wrong? Lol, no market for men with large shaven chests in the porn world, that's why Fishking, says they are different. Reality:

Oh. Em. Gee!!!! You posting a picture of fit dudes without shirts on totally proves your point! Oh wait, it doesn't.
 

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Well, if gender equality is to be maintained/established, male nipples need to receive the same regard as female ones.

I don't think it's a matter of what's offensive or not so. It's just a matter that we irrationally have differing standards for how comparable body parts are construed when those parts are attached to men and women.

Indeed, IIRC, women can go about anywhere in public with their breasts fully exposed, provided their nipples are covered. No such constraint exists for men.

Okay, let's poll the group and find out who has a probably looking at Janet Jackson's nipples.
 

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.... It's called gay porn.

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Let's be real....Would mainstream straight porn (I suspect there is porn for "chubby chasers" just as there is for other fetishes) be at all worth watching were the male performer not fit? Even as a guy whose porn watching focus is on the women in porn videos, there's no way I'd watch porn that has some obese dude (or God forfend, multiple ones) banging a hot chick.
 

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Okay, let's poll the group and find out who has a probably looking at Janet Jackson's nipples.

AFAIK, her nipples haven't been seen by that large a group of people, certainly not as large a group as watched the 2004 Super Bowl. I suspect the folks who have seen them haven't a problem with having done.
 
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