M. I. A. Gives the Super Bowl Audience The Finger During Halftime Show
(ESPN) – “The NFL and a major television network are apologizing for another Super Bowl halftime show. There was no wardrobe malfunction, nothing like that glimpse of Janet Jackson’s nipple eight years ago that caused an uproar and a government scrutiny. Instead, it was an extended middle finger from British singer M.I.A. during Sunday night’s performance of Madonna’s new single, “Give Me All Your Luvin.” In front of some 110 million viewers on NBC and uncounted others online, she flipped the bird and appeared to sing, “I don’t give a (expletive)” at one point, though it was hard to hear her clearly. The NFL and NBC wasted little time in responding. “The obscene gesture in the performance was completely inappropriate, very disappointing and we apologize to our fans,” said Brian McCarthy, spokesman for the NFL, which produced Madonna’s halftime show.”
Somewhere Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson are breathing a sigh of relief. Those two are now not the only ones involved in a halftime show controversy. Nice work, M. I. A. Its unfortunate thats the only way you can get attention.