Why Are We Still Paying For a Nip Slip? - NBC Chicago

Why Are We Still Paying For a Nip Slip?

Janet Jackson Super Bowl incident still unresolved



    Why Are We Still Paying For a Nip Slip?
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    We're pretty sure you know what happened next.

    Is Janet Jackson's nipple really worth our tax dollars? Apparently the FCC and Supreme Court think so. Because Janet's "wardrobe malfunction" lasted only nine-sixteenths of one second, an Appellate Court decided the 2004 Super Bowl incident wasn't indecent, and the FCC shouldn't fine CBS. But then the Supreme Court ruled this week the Appellate Court needs to rethink that decision.

    Clearly, the Supreme Court wants to milk it.

    It's not as though Janet's breast was fondled like when Diana Ross shook Lil' Kim's near bare breast at the 1999 movie awards on MTV.

    It was just a quick flash. Get over it.

    While the FCC spends time on this childish case, they're failing our children. Studies have shown that if a child watches more than an hour of TV a day, they'll witness a sexual scene every 10 minutes. And some of what they see is just as sexual as what was considered soft porn back in the day.

    Let's not even talk about the provocative pharmaceutical ads about juicing it up, getting it up, and keeping it up.

    If the FCC's goal is to help sexually sanitize TV for families, they aren't succeeding. They need to drop this ridiculous witch-hunt and do something productive.

    First, get out of the Cleaver's kitchen and move into this generation. Then, instead of fighting broadcasting stations, partner with them and help produce PSA's that speak to body acceptance and peer pressure. Create talking points for parents and awareness for children.

    It's time to get this frivolous case off of our tax rolls and out of the court system where it was already resolved. It's inconceivable this case is still in the system after five years.

    How is this even possible? Unless, of course, "reviewing" Janet's nip slip is the best office porn the FCC and our high courts have to pass around. And if that's the case, remember to call her Miss Jackson if you're nasty.


    Laura Baron is an NBC 5 contributor, a lifestyle consultant and a relationship expert. Learn more about her at www.asklaurabaron.com.