My last word on the CBS/MTV/Janet Jackson stunt

My last word on the CBS/MTV/Janet Jackson stunt.
I grew up with rock-n-roll in the late 50s and 60s. It was then and is now largely about rebellion. I remember the flap over The Doors singing “Light My Fire” on the Ed Sullivan Show. Outrageous, oft-times shocking behavior shouldn’t surprise anybody when it comes to rock-n-roll. But here’s another thing. Rock artists stick together, and I wouldn’t be surprised at all if every female entertainer at the Grammys pops her right breast Sunday night, despite efforts by CBS to stop it. It’s appearing more and more like this was an entirely planned “shock,” but the fallout hasn’t been. That’s been very real, and it is to the fallout that artists and entertainers must now respond. This could go on for a very long time.

Comments

  1. For my money, Mitch Albom said it best here: http://www.freep.com/sports/albom/mitch4_20040204.htm

    Disgusting? Yes. Worthy of note in our sex-drenched culture? Not really. If it had happened on any broadcast but the Super Bowl, the buzz about it would have been less by about 75%.

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