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Shmuley and the Super Bowl

Being Australian, I admit to being slightly ignorant about American Football and the Super Bowl. Now, having read about this, I can safely say that our half-time entertainment is less controversial.

And speaking of the “incident”, Shmuley Boteach takes time out from criticizing Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears..to criticize Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears!

It seems incredible to me that the NFL would have allowed itself to be used to launch the next decadent music act, but that’s what the Super Bowl halftime shows seem to have become. But this year was by far the most degenerate of all. Justin Timberlake, a man distinguished neither for his dance nor his music, decided to open Janet Jackson’s blouse and expose her breast. I’m not making this up. As soon as I saw it, I knew it had been planned, even though Janet gave this shocked look of surprise.

Timberlake, who is locked in a permanent game of one-upmanship with his former girlfriend ñ the vulgar and prostitute-like Britney Spears ñ was looking to upstage the Britney-Madonna kiss. That’s what happens in a popular culture which has deteriorated to being almost entirely about empty sensationalism.

At the very least, Madonna and Britney’s desperate attention-getting act was performed on a music-awards show which, due to the perverted state of today’s music, seemed to blend right in. But Justin and Janet’s much more crude and offensive act was done during the Super Bowl halftime show ñ when all my kids were watching.

They looked confused and bewildered. What the heck was that? What is nudity doing on the Super Bowl? What is such disgusting behavior doing during a football game. How could the NFL allow the degradation of its flagship event? Is there really no level to which the modern culture won’t stoop?

Do the kids of America need to see Janet’s breast? Is there any way for me as a father to protect my five daughters from images of women inviting their own sexual exploitation just to appear in tomorrow’s tabloids?

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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