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Clueless Tom Brady Says Janet Jackson Wardrobe Malfunction Was Good For NFL

Tom Brady is under fire for the tone deaf comments he recently made on his “Let’s Go!” podcast regarding the infamous Janet Jackson/Justin Timberlake Super Bowl Halftime #Nipplegate fiasco that occurred damn near two decades ago.

Alongside Jim Gray and Larry Fitzgerald, Brady remarked that it was “probably a good thing for the NFL.” To be fair, he did lead the New England Patriots to a memorable win over the Carolina Panthers that year. However, the country couldn’t stop talking about Timberlake exposing Jackson’s breast while performing a rendition of “Rock Your Body” during the halftime show.

“I didn’t see much. I’d much rather not see it when I’m playing,” Brady remarked about Super Bowl halftime shows. “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.

“[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 didn’t stop there.

“It took a while for us to figure out exactly what had gone on. 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. Is any publicity bad publicity? That’s what they say, so, who knows?”

Brady then talked about the more pertinent topic of Rihanna’s halftime performance on February 12, in which she revealed that she is expecting baby number two with partner A$AP Rocky.

“She’s great. She’s a great performer. 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,” he stated.

I get that in Tom's mind any publicity is good publicity, but not when it's at the expense where racism, misogyny and xenophobia played into Janet's career suffering, while Justin's career flourished.

It's clear that Tom lives in a bubble, and you would expect the NFL icon to have some sort of empathy for black people, especially when 85 percent of the black players keep the NFL afloat.

Or maybe I'm giving him way too much credit. Maybe he's been hit in the head with so many footballs that he's lost all common sense.

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