They probably didn’t know it at the time, but Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson played a pivotal role in the creation of one of this century’s greatest buzzwords so far: wardrobe malfunction. When Timberlake intentionally (it was no malfunction) tore off part of Jackson’s dress at the Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show, the pair of pop stars ushered in the era of exposed celebrity genitals. Soon, gossip blogs were covered in upskirt photos and accidental flashings of A-listers down to D-listers. It was great.
But, like all good things, this, too, must come to an end. And perhaps that end is now. The great young actress Emma Stone is trending on all the main search engines right now because of a “wardrobe malfunction” she had at the Met Gala. Those two words set off a frenzy in the blogosphere and everyone has to report on the story. Heck, look at me right now.
The problem in this case is that Stone had the boringest wardrobe malfunction ever. If you ever ripped the crotch of your jeans on the playground, you experienced something far, far more embarrassing than Stone.
Stone’s dress tore slightly while she was arriving at the event. It’s unlikely anyone would have even noticed if she hadn’t played it up. Heck, maybe it was on purpose. She was unable to mend the small tear, so she covered up with a jacket.
That’s the whole story. No exposed genitals. No public outcry. That’s it.
Photos of the unbelievably boring sequence of events are below: