The host presses Jackson when she asks to not speak about her Super Bowl efficiency
After David Letterman’s 2013 The Late Show interview with Lindsay Lohan lately resurfaced, the interwebs have referred to as out one other of the late-night host’s problematic interviews. In a 2004 The Late Show sit-down with Janet Jackson, Letterman’s refusal to maneuver on from her notorious Super Bowl efficiency was…uncomfortable to look at to say the least.
Twitter consumer @ryancortezz posted the outdated video on his feed, saying “this gives off the same vibe,” in reference to the now-viral Lindsay Lohan-Letterman interview. “I don’t know how he gets away with it,” the Twitter consumer provides.
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— Ryan Cortez (@RyanCortezz) February 13, 2021
“Welcome to the show,” Letterman begins. As Jackson settles into her seat, Letterman will get proper to it — he factors to her prime and says, “now that’s almost malfunctioning, isn’t it?” Jackson smiles uncomfortably however doesn’t say something.
“Let’s run through this,” Letterman continues. “Tell us exactly what happened from the time you got up on Super Bowl Sunday to the time the episode took place on the halftime show.”
As the group laughs, Janet shakes her head and laughs uncomfortably. “I don’t want to relive any of that.”
“You don’t mind if I ask you some questions about it, though?” Letterman interrupts. “First of all, you knew it was going to happen, right?”
“Oh, god can we talk about something else, please? I’ve had a day of interviews. I’m sure you guys are sick of hearing about it, I know I am,” Jackson says. She turns to the viewers and appears to them for assist. “Ask me about something else.”
Letterman presses for a couple of minutes longer earlier than touchdown on his level.
“[Timberlake] grabs at a woman — you — and he pulls her thing off. That sends a very bad message to young boys in this country: that you go up to a woman, even under the guise of a show business production, and pull her thing off. You’re not supposed to behave that way.”
“Pull her thing off?” Jackson wonders.
“That’s what happened, he pulled your thing off, didn’t he?”
“My thing off?”
“Well, what did he pull off?”
“It seemed like a piece of clothing to me. It wasn’t my ‘thing’. He didn’t touch my ‘thing’.”
“It sends a bad message don’t you think?”
“Why are we talking about this right now, David?”
Letterman goes on to say that for the reason that final time he noticed Jackson, he turned a father, and he didn’t just like the message her halftime efficiency despatched.
“I would not want him to see somebody — a young woman — to see somebody rip a piece of her clothing,” Letterman says, seemingly chastising her.
“To see a breast?” Jackson retorted?
“I ain’t got no problems under the right circumstances, you know,” Letterman solutions. “And by the way, he sees plenty. He’s getting a lot more than Daddy.”
“Can we talk about something else,” Janet pleads one final time. “Because I don’t want to focus on my breasts.”
The body-shaming, fortunately ends there. In the subsequent section, Letterman tries to get Jackson to speak about her brother, Michael’s authorized points — however Jackson tells the host she will be able to’t focus on her brother’s case. They one way or the other handle to get via the remainder of the interview.
In higher, more moderen information, Janet Jackson’s hit album Control took the highest spot on the charts once more, 35 years after its launch.
— Janet Jackson (@JanetJackson) February 6, 2021
Jackson took to Twitter to thank her followers for having her again musically, however the subtext additionally appeared to say. “Thank you for acknowledging that what happened to me all those years ago was, so, so messed up.”
Thank u 🖤🙏🏽🤗 pic.twitter.com/qSEcON2YoN
— Janet Jackson (@JanetJackson) February 13, 2021
Letterman appears to have paid for the interview along with his soul. Jackson hasn’t appeared to have misplaced hers, although. Just saying.