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Encyclopedia > Wardrobe malfunction

Wardrobe malfunction is an euphemism used to describe the accidental exposure of an intimate part or parts of the body due to a defect in an article or articles of clothing. Most famously, it was used for the first time by Justin Timberlake to explain the Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show controversy, a February 1, 2004 incident in which the malfunction resulted in what was claimed to be the "unintentional" baring of most of Janet Jackson's right breast. Euphemism is the substitution of an agreeable or inoffensive expression for one that may offend or suggest something unpleasant to the listener; or in the case of doublespeak, to make it less troublesome for the speaker. ... An intimate or private part is a place on the human body. ... Clothing protects the vulnerable nude human body from the extremes of weather, other features of our environment, and for safety reasons. ... Justin Randall Timberlake (born January 31, 1981[1]), sometimes known as JT, is an American pop and R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actor. ... Janet Jackson covers her exposed breast immediately after Justin Timberlake tears off part of her wardrobe to expose it Super Bowl XXXVIII, which was broadcast live on February 1, 2004 from Houston, Texas, was noted for a controversial halftime show in which Janet Jacksons bare breast was exposed by... is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966) is an American actress, singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, activist, and pop icon. ... For other uses, see Breast (disambiguation). ...


The Global Language Monitor named the phrase as "Hollywood's Top Word or Phrase for Impact on the English language", as a phrase which had the most influence on the language for the year. [1] This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


The term has remained popular in part because of the humor associated with its jargonistic and overly technical quality when used as an explanation for the Super Bowl incident, which many believe was actually an intentional publicity stunt. This suspicion is strengthened by the fact that Jackson was wearing a nipple shield, which emphasized her areola, and by the lyric Timberlake was singing immediately prior: "Gonna have you naked by the end of this song". Jackson also took her time in covering up. In 2007, CBS asserted that Jackson and Timberlake had confirmed to CBS that they had "independently and clandestinely" planned the exposure.[2] For the glossary of hacker slang, see Jargon File. ... The media itself often stage stunts for movies and television shows. ... Janet Jacksons nipple shield, displayed on national television during the infamous wardrobe malfunction. A nipple shield (a term often used interchangeably with nipple covers, breast petals, petal tops, and other variations) is a piece of body jewelry worn on the nipple, partially or fully covering the areola. ... Cross section of the breast of a human female. ...


The term has subsequently been used to describe a piece of clothing that stayed on, as for example in 2005 when George W. Bush failed to remove his gloves before shaking hands with Slovak officials. George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ...


Slang Internet terms representing a wardrobe accident include oops (referring to the embarrassment caused by being caught in such a situation), nipple slip/breast slip, and upskirt. By todays standards Fragonards The Swing is rather tame, but in the 18th century this painting of a young lady being in a position where a man can look up her skirts was considered highly erotic. ...


Paparazzi relish these embarrassing situations and are eager to capture these occurrences. It is often argued that many of these "shots" are staged by celebrities, and although ostensibly accidental, seem more like impulsive publicity stunts. For other uses, see Paparazzi (disambiguation). ...

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Nipple slips

A nipple slip is the accidental exposure of a woman's nipple in public. Nipple slips are very popular in the world of celebrity paparazzi, and on celebrity driven gossip blogs and websites. Janet Jackson’s Super Bowl wardrobe malfunction may be the most well known nipple slip of all time but many other celebrities have endured or in some cases apparently courted the publicity. A nipple slip can, in some cases, be avoided with the use of lingerie tape. This article is about the anatomical structure. ... For other uses, see Paparazzi (disambiguation). ... Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966) is an American actress, singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, activist, and pop icon. ... Janet Jackson covers her exposed breast immediately after Justin Timberlake tears off part of her wardrobe to expose it Super Bowl XXXVIII, which was broadcast live on February 1, 2004 from Houston, Texas, was noted for a controversial halftime show in which Janet Jacksons bare breast was exposed by... Lingerie tape, also known as tit tape is a double-sided adhesive tape, used to secure the edges of a strapless dress or top to the cleavage or side of the breasts, in order to keep the item of clothing in place and to avoid a wardrobe malfunction. ...


Other notable occurrences

1940s

Sophia Loren visibly detecting Jayne Mansfield's nipple slip.
Sophia Loren visibly detecting Jayne Mansfield's nipple slip.
  • Carmen Miranda was photographed mid-twirl in a publicity photo with Cesar Romero which exposed her pubic hair. 20th Century Fox photographers tried to reshoot the photo the next day, but early copies of the negative were shipped out to servicemen in the Pacific.

Image File history File links Sophia_and_jayne. ... Image File history File links Sophia_and_jayne. ... Sophia Loren (born September 20, 1934) is a motion picture and stage, Academy Award-winning actress, widely considered to be the most popular Italian actress. ... Jayne Mansfield (born Vera Jayne Palmer, April 19, 1933—29 June 1967) was an American actress and Playboy centerfold. ... Carmen Miranda, pron. ... Cesar Julio Romero, Jr. ... Pubic hair is hair in the frontal genital area, the crotch, and sometimes at the top of the inside of the legs; these areas form the pubic region. ... Twentieth (20th) Century Fox Film Corporation (known from 1935 to 1985 as Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation) is one of the six major American film studios. ...

1950s

  • There is a famous photo of Jayne Mansfield leaning over a table at which Sophia Loren was sitting. The photo was famous not just because one of Mansfield's nipples was exposed, but all the more because of the incredulous look on Loren's face as she caught sight of it.
  • In The Book of TV Lists (1981) by Gabe Essoe, is a mention of Dave Garroway 'falling out of his fly' on the Today Show, so the story goes. He was involved in a musical sketch and "became an unintentional coast-to-coast weenie wagger" according to Essoe's source. He comments, however, that it is difficult to find someone who actually witnessed this event; it is claimed that it also happened to Jack Paar, among others.

Jayne Mansfield (born Vera Jayne Palmer, April 19, 1933—29 June 1967) was an American actress and Playboy centerfold. ... Sophia Loren (born September 20, 1934) is a motion picture and stage, Academy Award-winning actress, widely considered to be the most popular Italian actress. ... David Cunningham Garroway (July 13, 1913 – July 21, 1982, suicide) was the founding host of NBCs Today from 1952 to 1961, whose easygoing, relaxed and relaxing style belied a battle with depression that may have contributed to the end of his days as a television bigtimer and, in due... The Today Show (officially called Today) is currently, a long-running morning news show airing on the NBC television network in the United States. ... Jack Parr redirects here. ...

1970s

  • While performing in the "Floor Show" segment of the 1975 film The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Nell Campbell's breasts repeatedly popped out of her outfit (she subtly tries to push her sliding bustier back up). The film's producers caught this, but decided to leave it in, because the movie was almost ready for post-production. The MPAA however, did not notice. Patricia Quinn, Campbell's co-star in the film, makes allusions in the DVD commentary that Campbell intentionally flashed the camera; promotional photos by Mick Rock support this theory, as Campbell is clearly bursting out of the corset then as well. Viewing the scene in that context, it appears that Campbell does not push her bustier back up, but instead accentuates the fall-out.
  • A widely reported wardrobe malfunction happened on September 14, 1977. A contestant on The Price is Right was called to "come on down". As she ran to contestant's row her tube top slipped down, exposing her breasts. Host Bob Barker was oblivious to the incident, as she was one of the first four contestants and Barker awaited announcer/sidekick Johnny Olson's entrance cue in an area that did not then have a TV monitor. After Barker made his entrance, he remarked that the hysterical audience members had "taken leave of their senses", then Olson quipped"Bob, they have given their all for you!". Then Barker mentioned to Olson, "whatever brought this on...this is how I want it every day from now on!" Barker, who was told about the mishap during the commercial break, has been known to say regarding the incident, "She came on down and they came on out!" MadTV also parodied the wardrobe malfunction in a skit.

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2000

  • British TV presenter Judy Finnegan's dress failed during the National TV awards,[3] revealing a white bra. This was treated as much as a fashion faux pas as a wardrobe malfunction.

This article is about the television presenters. ... The National Television Awards is a British television awards ceremony, sponsored by the ITV network and initiated in 1995. ...

2004

  • November 4Tara Reid suffered a wardrobe malfunction while arriving for P. Diddy's birthday party in New York. The actress's dress fell down, exposing her left breast. Reid seemed unaware of the slip at first, as the cameras were flashing constantly. It was not until her publicist alerted her to it that she pulled her dress back up, at which point she became angry with the photographers for not telling her sooner.[5]

is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966) is an American actress, singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, activist, and pop icon. ... Janet Jackson performs at the Super Bowl XXXVIII Halftime Show. ... is the 308th day of the year (309th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Tara Reid (born November 8, 1975) is an American actress. ... P. Diddy Sean John Combs (born November 4, 1969 aka P. Diddy, Puff Daddy, Sean Puffy Combs) is an African-American record producer, entrepreneur, and rapper. ... This article is about the state. ...

2006

  • At Mumbai fashion week, model Carol Gracias' breasts were accidentally exposed. In another incident, a model's buttocks were exposed after a zipper split. The incidents were discussed in the Maharastra State Assembly.[6]

2007 Carol Gracias is an Indian model. ...


While reading Harry Potter and the Deathley Hallows to young schoolchildren,Jk Rowling's low-cut dress malfunctioned revealing an off-white colred bra.


Parodies

  • While hosting the 2004 Juno Awards, singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette parodied Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction from the Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show. [7]
  • In the video for the D12 song "My Band", rappers Eminem and Bizzare spoof Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake from the Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show, with a mock wardrobe malfunction.
  • In an issue of Mad Magazine in 1960, in an article satirizing stretch fabric, the last panel sequences shows a woman on the beach, wearing a one-piece swimsuit made of such fabric. The text points up a disadvantage of such garments: If the tension is suddenly released they "snap back to their original size!" This is illustrated by the woman walking past a piling with an exposed nail stuck in it; the nail snags the suit and yanks it off.

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See also

The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ...

References

Note: May contain nudity.
  1. ^ http://www.languagemonitor.com/wst_page15.html
  2. ^ CBS warns of censorship if bare breast edict stays Tue Sep 11 (Reuters, on Yahoo.com News
  3. ^ We're just popping out; JUDY'S NOT THE FIRST TO BOOB IN PUBLIC. The Mirror (England) October 12, 2000
  4. ^ "Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction at the Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show". Retrieved on 2006-12-30. 
  5. ^ http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/01/21/entertainment/main668441.shtml
  6. ^ Probe into Mumbai fashion gaffes bbc.co.uk 5 April 2006
  7. ^ Scott Pattison (edited by Michael Bennett). "Alanis Morissette Bares Soul, Not Breasts", Reuters, 04-06-04. Retrieved on 2006-12-30. 

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Wardrobe malfunction - Uncyclopedia (319 words)
Janet Jackson was the victim of the malfunction and Justin Timberlake happened to be the unsuspecting male to receive the breast cover that removed itself from her costume.
Researchers continue to look for other cases of wardrobe malfunction because there is very little knowledge existing of it.
The results of a wardrobe malfunction may cover a wide range of consequences but the most commonly known is the bullshit of a $550,000 fine to CBS for broadcasting such obscene material during the family event of the year.
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