RUSH: NFL Naming Justin Timberlake To Perform Super Bowl Halftime Is ‘WHITE PRIVILEGE’

CALLER: Yeah. Say, you were talking earlier about, you know, hypocrisy with celebrities and the stuff they get by with. I was just thinking. I heard this morning the NFL had named Justin Timberlake as a performer for the Super Bowl this year. You know, they’re gonna lecture us on social justice and stuff and then they, you know, put a guy to do the Super Bowl that — what, was it like 15 year ago — pulled down Janet Jackson’s shirt, something like that?

RUSH: Well, you’re talking about the famous wardrobe malfunction —

CALLER: Yeah. Yeah.

RUSH: — that revealed, I think it was, the nipple of Janet Jackson. Nipplegate. You know it’s interesting the way people see things. You see this as a little bit hypocrisy.

CALLER: Uh-huh.

RUSH: I think it’s white privilege. I mean, think of all the entertainers that they could get. What about Snoop Dogg? Snoop Dogg’s out there singing the praises of the players. He’s rapping. He’s ripping the NFL to shreds, which is what I think… I mean, if you’re gonna support the players sitting down or kneeling during the anthem, go get a guy that’s celebrating the players; that’d be Snoop Dogg. If you don’t want to go Snoop Dogg, go LL Cool J. If you don’t want to go LL Cool J, go get Eminem. But Timberlake? You couldn’t get more white bread, milquetoast, white privilege than that.


RUSH: You see it as wardrobe malfunction. You see it as rewarding a guy who engaged… Do you think that was accidental? You sound like you think that was done purposefully.

CALLER: I don’t know. I just heard it this morning and that was kind of what I thought when you were talking about celebrity hypocrisy. It just kind of came to mind. So I don’t know how much of it was planned or not. I was in, I think, middle school or something like that when it happened. So…

RUSH: Were you excited by it?

CALLER: (laughing) I don’t know. I’ve never really watched the halftime show much to be honest. I heard about it later. It was all over the news.

RUSH: Same with me. I didn’t see it live. I heard it after, people raving about it or talking about it. When I saw it, it’s like everything else: When you don’t see it live and then people are raving about it, you think, “Wow! This must be something,” and then you see it. It wasn’t that big a deal. What was it, a split second? If it weren’t for the still-frame shots in the newspapers and on the networks, nobody would have known it. I mean, you notice it, but it didn’t rise to the level of outrage that I had heard attached to it by the time I saw it. But maybe they’re giving him a second chance. You know, the NFL’s a league of second chances and third chances.


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