Who stole Super Bowl Sunday: Janet Jackson or SpongeBob SquarePants? | The Tylt
Who stole Super Bowl Sunday: Janet Jackson or SpongeBob SquarePants?
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.
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?