The denizens of that most promising place of perfected pettiness known as Black Twitter have spoken up loud and clear about the Super Bowl, Justin Timberlake and Miss Janet Jackson—or, as one talented scribe says, “Saint Damita Jo.”
All of the above has been rolled into #JanetJacksonAppreciationDay, which happens to coincide with Justin Timberlake’s Super Bowl halftime-performance day. For those who don’t know, Timberlake
shit on distanced himself from Jackson after she graciously brought him out during her Super Bowl show and set off the infamous “nipple-gate” situation in 2004.
Although the incredible, iconic, trend-setting Jackson has never been asked back to perform at the halftime show (there were even rumors that she was banned for life), Timberlake—mediocre, unoriginal white singer that he is—is headlining on his very own this year. Which is appropriate given the clusterfuck that has been the NFL this season.
Matthew A. Cherry had the brill idea of telling the world who the REAL MVP is, and it took off from there.
There are book reports, videos, memes, pictures and more on Jackson, giving proof that if no one else will celebrate us, we can and will.
The appreciatin’ has officially begun.