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Justin Timberlake is performing at the Super Bowl, and social media wants #JusticeForJanet


Justin Timberlake will be headlining the Super Bowl 52 halftime show in February, but not everyone seems as excited about it as he is.

Timberlake made the announcement by posting a short comedy video featuring himself and late-night show host Jimmy Fallon. It's not the first time the megastar has performed at the Super Bowl, though.

Timberlake previously performed with Janet Jackson at the Super Bowl in 2004 where he was part of a now infamous "wardrobe malfunction" which exposed Jackson to 90 million viewers on live television. The incident occurred toward the end of the show, when Timberlake ripped off a piece of Jackson's top, revealing her nipple. The choreography had apparently called for only her undergarment to be exposed.

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The incident was a landmark for the communications industry, as CBS was fined $550,000 by the Federal Communications Commission and a five-second delay was enforced on future halftime shows.

"That won't happen this time," the 36-year-old singer joked to NBC Sports' Mike Tirico on Sunday. "There was a little bit of that. But no, Mike, that's not going to happen."

But some felt Jackson received unfair treatment compared to Timberlake. The #JusticeForJanet hashtag quickly made the rounds on social media after it was announced that Timberlake would be headlining this year.

"Until Janet is given an apology by the NFL and Justin Timberlake I won't be watching the Super Bowl Halftime show," said twitter user @hivelite.

Others posted similar messages claiming Timberlake received special treatment because he is a white man.

At the time, many thought the exposure may have been an intentional, attention-grabbing stunt. Both Jackson and Timberlake apologized for the incident, but many Jackson fans are still pretty upset.

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