Actress Kathy Ireland used an homage to singer Janet Jackson to bash the NFL.
After a lengthy series of tweets honoring the 25th anniversary of Jackson’s song, “Rhythm Nation,” Ireland said the NFL’s issues with women started in 2004, when Jackson suffered a severe backlash for her infamous “nip slip” during the Super Bowl halftime show.
The incident exemplified everything that is wrong with the misogynistic NFL, the former supermodel said.
Here’s what she said:
@kathyireland Don’t take us men off the hook, tho. We let that happen, too. I wasn’t offended then, but I also didn’t hold JT responsible. — Bart Hubbuch (@HubbuchNYP) September 19, 2014
@JanetJackson Power statements on Race, Gender equality, Drug Abuse & more built a “Rhythm Nation” for all. JANET did not ask us to bow.
— kathy ireland (@kathyireland) September 19, 2014
But a few Twitter users were not convinced:
@TwitchyTeam poor innocent Janet who did it for publicity during a family event & when it blew up in her face she lied it was an accident — CDA (@Egalitopian) September 19, 2014
@TwitchyTeam Oh! Please! Smh…
— donna ahart (@dahart66) September 19, 2014
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