Janet Jackson Super Bowl Wardrobe Malfunction $550,000 Fine Thrown Out
After enduring an embarrassing wardrobe malfunction back in 2004 at the Super Bowl half time show while performing alongside Justin Timberlake, a federal appeals court has finally ruled after a long back and forth battle that the FCC should not have fined both A Little While singer Janet Jackson and the CBS Network.
According to The Wrap, the appeals court ruled that the Federal Communications Commission “did not properly inform the broadcast about changes in indecency enforcement, and had arbitrarily departed from its prior policy.”
After hearing of the ruling, the FCC, who reportedly issued a $550,000 fine against both Janet Jackson and the network giant CBS, was disappointed by the news. A spokesperson for the FCC issued a statement. “In the meantime, the FCC will continue to use all of the authority at its disposal to ensure that the nation’s broadcasts fulfill the public interest responsibilities that accompany their use of the public airwaves.”
Although this is great news for Janet Jackson, the singer in the meantime is dealing with other issues that has forced her to cancel her Sydney concert, the second performance Jackson has had to skip. Per SMH, "Doctors have ordered Miss Jackson to undertake vocal rest for the next 2 days, so she can complete the 3rd and final show of her Australian tour, this Tuesday night at the Sydney Opera House. Unfortunately, there will not be a replacement concert scheduled, so all patrons will receive a full refund at the Sydney Opera House Box office tonight or from the point of purchase."
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