Adam Levine went shirtless at the end of the Super Bowl halftime show, and some fans are not pleased. Apparently, lots of folks took to social media to wonder why it was okay for Levine to show his nipples, but it wasn’t okay when Janet Jackson’s nipple was exposed during her infamous 2004 Super Bowl wardrobe malfunction.
Many were upset, noting Janet was practically “blackballed” following the performance, where Justin Timberlake ripped off the top of her shirt, exposing her nipple. CBS was even slapped with a $550,000 indecency fine over it.
Check out some of last night’s reactions below:
So Adam Levine can perform shirtless but Janet Jackson can’t? This is so very wrong haha. #PepsiHalftime
Super Bowl halftime nipple rules feel inconsistent
I’m way more offended by Adam’s than Janet’s tbh
now I have to explain to my children that adam levine has nipples
Janet Jackson showed a nipple and the country went nuts. She had to move to Bahrain for 10 years. #AdamLevine just went full on shirtless. Guess he’s gonna have to move to Riyadh #superbowl https://www.instagram.com/p/BtcPoU3gnXQ/?utm_source=ig_twitter_share&igshid=1dmqv2j7rxh6c …
so... @adamlevine can strut around shirtless but my girl janet has to issue an appology??? #SuperBowlLIII @JanetJackson
Ok so I’m all for a shirtless Adam Levine.... but.... why are we ok with him stripping down and freaking when Janet has a nip slip? #justsayin #SuperBowlLlll #HalftimeShow #feministmoment
Janet Jackson seeing Adam Levine shirtless and I know she somewhere furious right now