Well besides the lackluster performance from Maroon 5 during Sunday night’s halftime show, viewers took to social media to question why it was okay for Adam Levine to go shirtless during his performance while Janet Jackson was blacklisted back in 2004 when Justin Timberlake accidentally exposed her nipple during the halftime show.
Jackson missed out on the Grammys that year because she refused to apologize to CBS for the nip slip, and she’s never been invited back to perform. Timberlake, on the other hand, performed during halftime in 2018. Criminal Minds actress Aisha Tyler tweeted, “Why is it okay to see Adam Levine’s boobs and not Janet Jackson’s? Asking for a friend.” George Takei tweeted, “Hey Superbowl people: Many of us actually ONLY tune in to see the halftime show. So going with Beyoncé, Janet and Lady Gaga increased your audiences, and by a lot. This year? Sorry. Straightforward Adam Levine wasn't going to do it, even with two nipples showing.”
Do you think there is a double standard when it comes to men bearing their chest and women doing so? Should Janet be invited back to perform for a halftime performance?
So Adam Levine can perform shirtless but Janet Jackson can’t? This is so very wrong haha. #PepsiHalftime
— A Texas Man (@atari2600yeah) February 4, 2019
— ABC7 News (@abc7newsbayarea) February 4, 2019