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Who stole Super Bowl Sunday: Janet Jackson or SpongeBob SquarePants?

While 21 Savage's arrest, Maroon 5's halftime show and Adam Levine's nipples were heavily talked about during Super Bowl Sunday, the headlines surrounding these names weren't that positive—unlike Janet Jackson and SpongeBob SquarePants. The Internet celebrated the Empress of Pop during the second annual Janet Jackson Appreciation Day created by Matthew A. Cherry. Maroon 5 paid tribute to SpongeBob, but the cartoon icon snatched away the band's shine. Who stole Super Bowl Sunday?

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Film director Matthew A. Perry created #JanetJacksonAppreciationDay during Super Bowl Sunday in 2018. Justin Timberlake was the headlining act of the Super Bowl 52's halftime show. His performance heavily panned, which some viewed as sweet justice. Timberlake was involved in the 2004 Nipplegate incident with Janet Jackson. He ripped off her breastplate, exposed her right breast covered with a nipple shield, which popularized the phrase "wardrobe malfunction." But Ms. Jackson's legacy has been reclaimed and the second annual Janet Jackson Appreciation Day proved this.

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While SpongeBob SquarePants' cameo was brief, Charles Curtis argued that the cartoon icon's recut of the halftime performance is better than Maroon 5's lackluster show. According to For The Win:

Luckily, we live in the Internet Era. We don’t have to put up with a Sweet Victory-less performance! Someone can just edit in Maroon 5 singing the tune at the Super Bowl!
Whoa, that’s actually better than the real, much-panned halftime performance, isn’t it? Wouldn’t Twitter have exploded — and not joked — if Adam Levine and the band fully covered Sweet Victory and not gotten a clip in there?

Watch SpongeBob's halftime performance below.

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Who stole Super Bowl Sunday: Janet Jackson or SpongeBob SquarePants?
A festive crown for the winner
#SuperJanet
#SuperSpongeBob