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The drama surrounding Janet Jackson’s 2004 Super Bowl wardrobe malfunction will be reviewed in a new documentary series later this month.
The bosses of FX and Hulu have chosen the ‘Nipplegate’ scandal, when part of Jackson’s chest was exposed during his halftime performance with Justin Timberlake as the latest topic in their series of events, The New York Times Presents.
Network bosses previously partnered with Times editors on two hit series earlier this year: Framing Britney Spears and Controlling Britney Spears .
Malfunction: Janet Jackson’s Wardrobe It will debut on the US network and streaming site on November 19.
Thousands of complaints were made about the costume issue at prime time, and the new series will include footage from the moment, as well as new interviews with many of the players behind the scenes.
Conspiracy theories about the big reveal abounded, with some experts suggesting that the stunt was orchestrated.
The producers will also detail the effect the shocking X-rated moment had on the careers of Jackson and Timberlake, who initially distanced himself from the controversy but earlier this year apologized for his role in the scandal.
Criticized online for the way he has treated the women in his life after the launch of the Framing Britney Spears documentary, Timberlake said, “I have seen the posts, tags, comments and concerns and I want to respond. I deeply regret the time in my life when my actions contributed to the problem, when I spoke out of turn or did not stand 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.
“I want to specifically apologize to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson, both individually, because I care about and respect these women and I know I failed. I also feel compelled to respond, in part, because everyone involved deserves better and, more importantly, because this is a larger conversation that I wholeheartedly want to be a part of and grow in. “