Justin Timberlake is returning to the Super Bowl halftime show today 14 years after his infamous first appearance with Janet Jackson. You know the one.
Jackson says she will not be appearing at the big game tonight, and there are still a lot of people who feel Jackson got way too much of the backlash compared to Timberlake as a result of that 2004 halftime show and the ensuing outcry/complaints to the FCC.
In addition to hoping that dumb “Prince hologram” idea is really not happening, a lot of people are using the occasion to tweet with the hashtag #JanetJacksonAppreciationDay to, well, celebrate how great Janet Jackson is.
As of this posting, it’s the #2 trend on Twitter:
— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) February 2, 2018
I'm all for this #JanetJacksonAppreciationDay
— Karine Jean-Pierre (@K_JeanPierre) February 4, 2018
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) February 4, 2018
— April (@ReignOfApril) February 4, 2018
She gave rhythm to a nation
She made you realize that you don’t know what you got until it’s gone
She took CONTROL!
— The Root (@TheRoot) February 4, 2018
#JanetJacksonAppreciationDay This is one of my faves with Janet and the late great Heavy D. I can't wait to see Janet again at @Essence Fest! It will be on this year! @rolandsmartin @LoniLove @tamronhall we will be dancing down front again Hard! https://t.co/GNyO8Y5hfu
— AprilDRyan (@AprilDRyan) February 4, 2018
It's #JanetJacksonAppreciationDay – well everyday should be – but what is YOUR fav Janet song? album? video? Share today using the HT – let's get this to the top of the Trends.
— LeslieMac (@LeslieMac) February 4, 2018
— TV One (@tvonetv) February 4, 2018
Time for my #JanetJacksonAppreciationDay
All the amazing things she has done (per Billboard). Time to celebrate the ICON!!!
1. She released her self-titled debut album Janet Jackson in 1982, at sixteen years old.
2. She performed on American Bandstand and Soul Train in 1982. pic.twitter.com/pkjEU2vnrz
— George M Johnson (@IamGMJohnson) February 4, 2018
Living for #JanetJacksonAppreciationDay. we love you Miss Jackson. It's all for you. When we think of you nothing else seems to matter. Get us all together again in this Rhythm Nation. https://t.co/jJkXqSch3c
— Laverne Cox (@Lavernecox) February 4, 2018
— Jussie Smollett (@JussieSmollett) February 4, 2018
— Bradley Stern (@MuuMuse) February 4, 2018
Every single Black person I know is angry about how he slid Janet under the bus and gets to come back and perform while her career was damaged. But I get it. We are "nobody." #JanetJacksonAppreciationDay https://t.co/LbNuXkZvs2
— Shanita Hubbard (@msshanitarenee) February 4, 2018
— ESSENCE Festival (@essencefest) February 4, 2018
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