NBC, NFL Forced to Apologize For Superbowl Halftime Show

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Madonna performs during halftime of Super Bowl XLVI between Giants and Patriots. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-US PRESSWIRE

The biggest football game on earth turned into the “Blame Game” Monday after the Superbowl broadcast on Sunday.

At issue was of course the halftime show which in the past has been the subject of not only controversy but other apologies. Whether you call it “wardrobe malfunction, “nip-slip” or any of the other creative anachronisms that have been used, sometimes things just get, well, “out of hand”…

This particular event involved just that, a middle finger popping up in the middle of a number by the singer M.I.A., “Give Me All Your Luvin”. Somehow the girl got confused about the lyrics, and thought it was “Gimme the Finger”.

Reports are that NBC had the proper time delay features in place, yet failed to notice the singer flipping off 100 million viewers in time to blur the screen. They did the best they could to explain and apologize with the statement below.

From NBC:

“We apologize for the inappropriate gesture that aired during halftime, it was a spontaneous gesture that our delay system caught late.”

(The finger pointing starts on page 2)
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