10:54 pm, February 5th, 2012VIDEO
Until people pointed out that guest performer M.I.A. had given viewers the middle finger.
Even though most viewers probably didn’t consider it a big deal, flipping the bird is always a source of media hyperventilation.
Plus, ever since Janet Jackson’s nipple made a surprise appearance for a half-second during the 2004 halftime show, Super Bowl observers (and politicians, advocacy groups, the FCC, etc.) always seem primed to declare controversy.
Check out the video below!
Do you think think the (inevitable) outrage over M.I.A.’s gesture is valid?
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