The 10th Anniversary of the “Wardrobe Malfunction”

The 10th Anniversary of the “Wardrobe Malfunction” segment of this week’s On The Media was the most interesting segment in my opinion for many reasons. I thought the aftermath of the Super Bowl halftime show was so dramatic.Janet Jackson’s nipple showing was definitely very scandalous but the media attention and controversy that it created was something I don’t think even she expected. People were even theorizing that the whole nine-sixteenths of a second was a big conspiracy. It was crazy how much investigating went into proving whether it was truly a conspiracy or not. Laptops and records were taken from the people who were involved with the show.  

The segment was also interesting how this event was one of the reasons why YouTube was created. Our generation is so technologically advanced, therefore now if someone tells us about something interesting that happened on last week’s Super Bowl, we could easily go on YouTube and expect it to be there for us to watch. Janet Jackson’s major slip up turned out to be more than just a really bad controversy but it led to the creation of one of the most popular websites. To me, it is interesting to think that many of the 500,000 people who complained about that nine sixteenth of a second are using YouTube when they most likely do not know that the same event  they complained about, lead to the creation of it, at the end benefiting themselves. 

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