Tom Brady Is Facing Backlash After Saying Janet Jackson’s “Wardrobe Malfunction” At The 2004 Super Bowl Was “Good” For The NFL
Now that the ink has dried on Tom Brady‘s separation agreement with his former lover football, he’s found new ways of remaining relevant. After his dreadful short-lived career as a lingerie model crashed and burned, he’s using his words to make a fool out of himself instead. Especially after saying that “nipplegate,” Janet Jackson‘s infamous wardrobe malfunction at the hands of former Disney dancing dork Justin Timberlake, was actually “a good thing for the NFL.“. And all of the people with common sense are letting him know that’s one of the dumbest things they’ve ever heard ANYONE say.
Tom has again gone to his weekly fan club podcast Let’s Go! with co-hosts Jim Gray and Larry Fitzgerald to speak on last weekend’s Super Bowl. I’m sure it was difficult for him to discuss what used to be prom night with his high school sweetheart, football, without a lump in his throat and tears in his eyes. So to keep from getting choked up the conversation turned to the Halftime show, better known as Rihanna‘s thirteen-minute baby announcement. Variety reports;
“She’s great. She’s a great performer,” Brady said of Rihanna. “She blows everyone away all the time. She’s one of the unique performers. It’s great to see people on that stage… that stage of the Super Bowl is reserved for special people. She did a great job.”
And that’s when they all should have stopped the episode and returned to their respective homes. But since Tom isn’t the best when it comes to words and ideas, he felt the need to remind everyone of the 2004 Super Bowl when he was with the New England Patriots. BuzzFeed reports this was the year when Janet performed alongside Nelly, Kid Rock, Diddy, Jessica Simpson, and America’s favorite Try-Hard Justin. None of us could expect Janet’s #metoo moment would be taking place in front of the entire Super Bowl audience, but that’s what happened. And while her career suffered, Justin’s did not. But Tom doesn’t see it that way because he figured if the moment that crushed her career brought in ratings for the NFL, then that’s all that really matters.
“[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 said, adding that it “took a while” for him to figure out what had happened.
Tom went on to suggest that because the incident gave the NFL “more publicity,” it was actually beneficial.
“I think in the end, it was probably a good thing for the NFL because everyone got to talk about it, and it was just more publicity and more publicity for halftime shows,” he said.
“Is any publicity bad publicity? That’s what they say, so, who knows?” he added.
Tom, just stop talking. Forever. Because his comments received major backlash, but that’s really not surprising since what he said could be filed under “MAGA inspired gibberish”
Tom Brady: "Janet Jackson was good for the NFL, because it had people talking about it". F'd up thing to say. She was black listed from so many media outlets, award shows, MTV, VH1 Etc… She was the scapegoat for it all, but yeah, go ahead Tom shoutout the NFL for benefiting.
— Scotty Kay (@ScottyKOnair) February 15, 2023
I don’t think he understands the amount of shit she went through after that backlash. That comment was too superficial and shallow. https://t.co/lk7XJ331GH
— Big Kit (@StevieDwayne) February 15, 2023
Janet Jackson faced public humiliation and outright misogynoir resulting in her getting blacklisted by the former CEO of CBS, but Tom Brady thinks all of that was ok because all publicity is good publicity. Sick. https://t.co/1kcerS34Wc
— 𝙱𝚎𝚌𝚌𝚊. (@MJFINESSELOVER) February 14, 2023
Are we really shocked Tom said this? Because nobody relies on him for commentary unless he’s staring blankly into the camera, discussing football. And honestly, I think it’s better we keep it that way.