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People Are Pissed Justin Timberlake Is The Halftime Show Performer After What He Did To Janet Jackson

"I will never get over how he and the media did Janet."

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In case you missed it, the NFL just announced that Justin Timberlake will be the Halftime Show performer at Super Bowl LII.

Minnesota. @SuperBowl LII. February 4, 2018. @jtimberlake! #PepsiHalftime #SBLII

This will be Justin's third time performing at the Super Bowl — he performed once with NSYNC, and then again in 2004 with living legend Janet Jackson. Yeah, we all remember how that went.

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At the end of the performance, Justin ripped off a piece of fabric from Janet's costume, exposing her right breast in what was later deemed a "wardrobe malfunction."

In the aftermath, Justin escaped largely unscathed, while Janet's career took a huge hit. She was effectively disinvited from the Grammys, which were held the following weekend, while Justin not only got to attend the show, but won two awards. It seemed at every turn, Justin's career took off while Janet was continually punished for the incident.

Many people have also taken issue with the fact that Justin (a straight, white man) never apologized to Janet (an African-American woman) for the incident, and she was held culpable for the entire ordeal.

If you want a more in-depth breakdown of what happened in the aftermath of that Super Bowl, Rich Juzwiak does an excellent breakdown here.

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Pepsi just confirmed Justin Timberlake as the Super Bowl performer

Some people were still expressing frustration over how Janet was treated.

I will never get over how he and the media did Janet. 🤷🏽‍♀️ https://t.co/yXtQRnsQPu

And others questioned why Justin was invited back.

If Janet Jackson can’t ever perform at the Super Bowl again then Justin Timberlake shouldn’t be able to either 🤷🏾‍♀️

Although it doesn't look like Janet is actually OFFICIALLY banned by the NFL from performing at a halftime.

Like, hmmmm...this tea...

so how is justin allowed to perform for the super bowl again but janet is banned for life for something justin did… https://t.co/aaPIUj7Dsx

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People planned boycotts...

Until Janet is given an apology by the NFL and Justin Timberlake I won't be watching the Super Bowl Halftime show… https://t.co/8UDrRTmVc3

...and others theorized about WHY Janet received all the blame, while Justin got a pass. HMMM! More tea!

Janet Jackson is still banned from Super Bowl shows. Justin Timberlake is headlining. Can't qwhite put my finger o… https://t.co/yQf4vhHXMA

There was a LOT of side-eye.

So Justin Timberlake is performing at the Super Bowl and Janet Jackson is still banned for something HE HAS YET TO… https://t.co/jzAgpgbWuq

People were brainstorming new and improved ideas for a Wardrobe Malfunction 2.0...

Janet Jackson better get to pants Justin Timberlake at the Super Bowl. We need it as a country right now

...and I'm kind of here for it?

Janet Jackson should crash this year’s Super Bowl breastfeeding her baby wit the same titty

And then others were just looking to drag Justin, period.

Y'all better use these 280 characters to drag Justin Timberlakes privileged ass for being able to headline the supe… https://t.co/p7EW0F7j0L

Honestly, maybe this is the best solution to the whole problem?

Unless Justin Timberlake starts his set by introducing Janet Jackson with an apology and then continues watching qu… https://t.co/ttU677iA01

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