Parents are hoping Justin Timberlake keeps his Super Bowl performance PG this time around.
Who doesn’t remember that infamous Super Bowl performance in 2004 when he ‘accidentally’ exposed Janet Jackson’s breast?
And before that, his groping of Kylie Minogue‘s bum at the Brits?
So yeah, you can see why parents are concerned that their impressionable children might witness a bit of filth from the Filthy singer.
The Parents Television Council has now published an ‘urgent appeal’ in an open letter to the singer, begging him to keep it clean when he performs this Sunday.
‘The fallout of your performance during Super Bowl XXXVIII has left an indelible mark.,’ it said. ‘You really threw us – and millions of parents who were watching with their kids. The now-infamous wardrobe malfunction was the biggest news story for weeks, even at a time when the nation had launched into war in Iraq.
‘Congressional hearings and Supreme Court cases followed. Standards for indecency on the public airwaves are still hotly debated today.’
It continued: ‘As we approach this Sunday’s Super Bowl LII and its halftime show during which you’ll be performing, we ask you to keep the halftime show friendly and safe for the children watching, and who may be hoping to emulate you one day.’
They went on to implore the singer further to consider his audience when taking to the stage in Minnesota, pleading with him to steer clear of anything that glamorises negative aspects of our culture.
‘Our children are confronted with enough harmful and explicit content in today’s entertainment media – content that sexualizes our daughters; graphic violence that connotes acceptance as an answer to life’s conflicts; glamorisation of underage drinking and drug use; normalisation of children using harsh profanity; and a litany of other messaging that runs counter to the values most parents work to instill in their kids,’ they said. ‘The Super Bowl, and particularly its halftime show, should be the hallmark of entertainment that’s both appealing and a safe place for the entire family.’
Thankfully for them, JT doesn’t actually plan on a repeat of his previous risque performance.
He recently told Zane Lowe in an interview: ‘It’s just one of those things where you go, like, ‘Yeah, what do you want me to say?’ We’re not going to do that again.
‘I stumbled through it. To be quite honest, I had my wires crossed. It’s just something that you have to look back on and go, ‘OK, well, you can’t change what’s happened, but you can move forward and learn from it.’
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