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Scott Piatkowski
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posted 27 January 2005 01:58 AM      Profile for Scott Piatkowski   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
U.S. Children Still Traumatized One Year After Seeing Partially Exposed Breast On TV

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As the nation approaches the one-year anniversary of the Super Bowl XXXVIII tragedy, an FCC study shows that millions of U.S. children were severely traumatized by the exposure to a partially nude female breast during the Feb. 1, 2004 halftime show.

"No one who lived through that day is likely to forget the horror," said noted child therapist Dr. Eli Wasserbaum. "But it was especially hard on the children."

The tragic wardrobe malfunction occurred approximately 360 days ago, during Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake's performance of "Rock Your Body," when Timberlake tore Jackson's costume, accidentally revealing her right breast.

"By the time CBS cut to an aerial view of the stadium, the damage was done," said Wasserbaum, who has also worked extensively with orphaned and amputee children in Third World war zones. "I've found that children can be amazingly resilient, but this event was too much for many of them to take. The horrible image of that breast is likely to haunt them for the rest of their lives."

According to the 500-page report filed by the FCC, more than 90 percent of the children who saw the exposed breast said they were "confused and afraid."

"Mommy has dirty chest bumps," said a 5-year-old boy quoted in one of the thousands of case studies compiled by the FCC. "She's like the bad lady on TV. I'm afraid Mommy will take off her shirt and scare everyone. I hate Mommy."



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Américain Égalitaire
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posted 27 January 2005 10:36 AM      Profile for Américain Égalitaire   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
LOL! But to read everything that's been written about the incident and the aftereffects on the US media, the Onion style is not wholly out of line with the actual reaction. God, I wish I lived in a mature society! I mean you have expected to see a sudden rash of blind children growing hair on their palms last January!
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skdadl
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posted 27 January 2005 10:50 AM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Usually I'm sorry that I have missed world-historical events on TV (and I have missed so many), but I gather that I am lucky to have escaped this one and thus am not a traumatized person. Yet.
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Mr. Magoo
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posted 27 January 2005 12:02 PM      Profile for Mr. Magoo   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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"She's like the bad lady on TV. I'm afraid Mommy will take off her shirt and scare everyone. I hate Mommy."

Well, they got that part right. For the first-ever nipple on American television, why couldn't they have chosen a slightly less frightening one?


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Fitz
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posted 27 January 2005 03:14 PM      Profile for Fitz     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Funny just how quickly a close-up of her nipple piercing made its way onto Drudge.

Oh the humanity!!!


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brebis noire
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posted 27 January 2005 03:34 PM      Profile for brebis noire     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Originally posted by Mr. Magoo:

Well, they got that part right. For the first-ever nipple on American television, why couldn't they have chosen a slightly less frightening one?

You asked for it, Magoo: Define "less frightening" for us. Please?

[ 27 January 2005: Message edited by: brebis noire ]


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