U.S. Children Still Traumatized One Year After Superbowl


“No one who lived through that day is likely to forget the horror,” said noted child therapist Dr. Eli Wasserbaum. “But it was especially hard on the children.”

The tragic wardrobe malfunction occurred approximately 360 days ago, during Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake’s performance of “Rock Your Body,” when Timberlake tore Jackson’s costume, accidentally revealing her right breast.

“By the time CBS cut to an aerial view of the stadium, the damage was done,” said Wasserbaum, who has also worked extensively with orphaned and amputee children in Third World war zones. “I’ve found that children can be amazingly resilient, but this event was too much for many of them to take. The horrible image of that breast is likely to haunt them for the rest of their lives.”

According to the 500-page report filed by the FCC, more than 90 percent of the children who saw the exposed breast said they were “confused and afraid.”

“Mommy has dirty chest bumps,” said a 5-year-old boy quoted in one of the thousands of case studies compiled by the FCC. “She’s like the bad lady on TV. I’m afraid Mommy will take off her shirt and scare everyone. I hate Mommy.”


  1. and this from the land that bring us rappers who’s everyother word is explicit. and films that seem to have higher and higher body counts.

    Oh there’s a song by Green Day…. about a certain country and being idiots!!! sez it all really

  2. that article is one of the more ridiculous thing i have seen all day. ya know, the actual event was so brief, it was the aftermath….everywhere you looked some idiot was talking about it, showing it, replaying it…blah, blah, blah…..the media made it more of an issue than it EVER should have been. this nation is bombarded with sexuality in every media. let’s get real people. people are dying…there’s a friggin war going on, for god’s sake.

  3. I noted at the end of the report that it said that NO- CHILD from another country had been traumatized. does this mean that the kids in the states are “unstable”.

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