Tom Brady may have crossed lines during his ‘Let’s Go!’ podcast, and he’s facing the consequences. The retired NFL quarterback claimed that Janet Jackson’s 2004 wardrobe malfunction during the Super Bowl halftime show was “good for NFL”. His comments have garnered criticism on social media, and some people are calling him misogynistic. People slammed him for being insensitive about the consequences Janet had to face in her career after the incident.
What Did Tom Brady Say About Janet Jackson?
Tom Brady may have a fair share of fans, but people are currently disliking him for what he said about Janet Jackson. During his “Let’s Go!” podcast, the retired NFL quarterback stated that Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction during her 2004 Super Bowl halftime show was “good” for NFL, and probably worth it.
Tom expressed that while he led the New England Patriots to victory over the Carolina Panthers, it was the halftime show that was making more buzz. “I didn’t see much. I’d much rather not see it when I’m playing,” Brady said about Super Bowl halftime show.
“Even I remember when we beat Carolina…We came off the field and that was when we had the wardrobe malfunction with Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson,” he continued. The media was asking me about that. I couldn’t even understand what they were telling me about. They said, ‘Did you see the halftime show?’ and I said, ‘I didn’t see anything.’ I was thinking about the game.
He concluded that he thinks the wardrobe malfunction was a good thing for NFL. “Because everyone got to talk about it, and it was just more publicity and more publicity for halftime shows. “Is any publicity bad publicity?” he added rhetorically. “That’s what they say, so, who knows?” His recent comments have been met with massive criticism across social media.
How Are People Reacting?
Following Tom Brady’s comments, several social media users slammed him for his “misogynistic” comments, reminding him about the hardships Janet had to undergo since the infamous incident. For instance, one person called him “sick” and expressed how she faced public humiliation and outright misogynoir resulting in her getting blacklisted by the former CEO of CBS.
“I don’t think he understands the amount of s*** she went through after that backlash. That comment was too superficial and shallow,” another Twitter user wrote. However, some fans still came to his support. One fan wrote, “But it was good for the NFL. They got all kinds of publicity from it. He didn’t say it was good for Janet.”
If you aren’t aware, during the infamous 2004 Super Bowl halftime show, Justin Timberlake, who was performing alongside Janet, accidentally ripped part of Jackson’s outfit off, exposing her to millions of viewers.
The infamous incident was subsequently dubbed “nipplegate” and had lasting effects on her career as a performer. Sadly, Timberlake faced zero repercussions despite being the cause of this incident. Sad world, isn’t it?