Group asks Justin Timberlake to keep halftime show 'safe'

ABS-CBN Sports on Jan 31, 2018 08:34 AM
Group asks Justin Timberlake to keep halftime show 'safe'
FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2004 file photo, singers Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson are seen during their performance prior to a wardrobe malfunction during the half time performance at Super Bowl XXXVIII in Houston. Timberlake says he has made up with Janet Jackson following the infamous "wardrobe malfunction" at the Super Bowl in 2004. The singer, who is preparing for the release of his fourth solo album, says he and Jackson have talked privately about the incident. (AP Photo/David Phillip, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — A watchdog group is politely pleading with Justin Timberlake to keep his Super Bowl halftime show "safe for the children watching."

In an open letter to the entertainer issued Tuesday, the Parents Television Council hopes there isn't a repeat of what happened in 2004 when Timberlake ripped Janet Jackson's costume to reveal her right breast.

The group writes that it hopes Timberlake will keep the halftime show "friendly and safe" for the children watching, especially since some will want to emulate the singer.

Timberlake has assured viewers "That won't happen this time."

The infamous wardrobe malfunction drew CBS a $550,000 fine from the Federal Communications Commission that was later overturned.

The watchdog group says it wants "a positive, uplifting and entertaining halftime show on Sunday."

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