Bound To Happen: FCC Complaints About Adam Levine's Super Bowl Nipples

We all knew it would happen, the FCC got over 50 complaints about Adam Levine's 'nipples' showing on national television during the halftime show at the Super Bowl. Looks like 'nipplegate' is rearing its ugly head again, but this time it's a little over the top.

In case you somehow didn't see the show or hear about it...Adam Levine was the performer at the Super Bowl earlier this month, and throughout the performance he slowly removed articles of clothing until he was completely shirtless.

For the over 100 million viewers, 99.9% didn't really care that he was showing off his numerous tattoos, which also included "CALIFORNIA" across his stomach, and bare nipples to the world-wide viewing audience. For that small group of viewers, it was apparently appalling and they just had to make an official complaint to the FCC.

There were a ton of comparisons to the previous scandal of indecent exposure, where Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson had a "wardrobe malfunction" where a pasty was exposed on Jackson at the end of their Super Bowl halftime performance. Many calling it "sexist" to allow Levine to expose his chest but not Jackson.

There was even a far-out complaint reported by Hollywood Reporter that said:

I witnessed the exposure of nipples during the halftime show of the Super Bowl. My children were watching. If I wanted them exposed to the trash, I would let them go hog wild on Pornhub.

You can't be serious and compare watching that performance and saying it was no different than watching online porn!?!?!?!? Give me a break. I wonder how many FCC complaints are reported about the Olympic men's swimming competition. I'd hate to see if a nipple was exposed during the men's wrestling too! Really?

I highly doubt there will be any FCC repercussion about any part of the halftime show, and if there is...that's going to completely change the face of television in a way that will be so censored to the point that I'll watch it even less than I do now.

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