FX and Hulu announced that the controversial Super Bowl 2004 scandal featuring Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake will be telecasted as a new documentary on the live streaming platform.
According to the officials of the streaming platform, it will showcase the scandal in the new documentary show The New York Times Present series and will be titled “Malfunction: the dressing down of Janet Jackson.”
The documentary will be released this November dated 19th and will showcase all the unseen footage and the backstage hoopla that occurred during the halftime malfunction in the Super Bowl event in 2004.
The documentary is directed by Jodi Gomes who had previously worked on the Jackson family and also on the Britney Spears conservatorship fiasco.
The documentary will exclusively focus upon the incident where Justin Timberlake caused a wardrobe malfunction on stage which resulted in Janet Jackson’s breast being exposed to the live audience across America.
They said the documentary will also explore the dark side of racism and gender inequality attached to the stigmatized scandal.
Justin Timberlake was hardly blamed for the malfunction. He was on the verge of starting his solo career after getting separated from the popular boy band N’Sync. However, the incident hugely impacted the career of Janet Jackson, that too in a negative way.
For this fact, MTV blacklisted all the music videos of Janet Jackson following the incident. Janet Jackson, who had been a renowned singer before the incident, failed to score any spot in the top 20s of the Hot 100 chart.
Justin Timberlake came out and apologized this year for the Janet Jackson malfunction episode that too after the release of Framing Britney spears documentary which showed how Justin negatively dealt with Britney spears post-break-up
Justin Timberlake stated he was “deeply sorry for the times in my life where my actions contributed to the problem, where I spoke out of turn, or did not speak up for what was right I understand that I fell short in these moments and in many others and benefited from a system that condones misogyny and racism,”
He further wrote, “I specifically want to apologize to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson both individually, because I care for and respect these women and I know I failed. I also feel compelled to respond, in part, because everyone involved deserves better and most importantly because this is a larger conversation that I wholeheartedly want to be a part of and grow from.”