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Super Bowl LII

Super Bowl Sunday doubles as #JanetJacksonAppreciationDay

It's been 14 years since the infamous "wardrobe malfunction" took place during the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show, and Janet Jackson's fans are still waiting for #JusticeForJanet.

It took two to tango that night, but only one artist was asked to headline this year's show; when it was announced Justin Timberlake was the main performer, Jackson's fans voiced their displeasure. To many fans, it seemed like only Jackson received backlash following "Nipplegate," and while the NFL has denied she was banned from ever performing again at the halftime show, the Jackson family has complained about how she was treated by the league after the incident, Entertainment Weekly reports.

Wanting to offer their support to Jackson, who confirmed ahead of the show she would not be appearing, fans started #JanetJacksonAppreciationDay and #JusticeForJanet, with the hashtags blowing up throughout the Super Bowl. Never underestimate the power of the Rhythm Nation. Catherine Garcia