If the angry posts of borderline-insane fans on Janet Jackson’s website are to be believed, there’s a vast, evil conspiracy against Janet Jackson being perpetrated by the villainous career-breakers over at MTV.
Why do they think there’s a conspiracy, you ask? Well, let’s peruse the evidence they present:
* Janet Jackson is an undisputed BIG STAR whose first video (”Call on Me”) from her upcoming album should by all expectations get a big premiere and heavy rotation on the premier music video network.
* Further evidence of her BIG STARDOM: The recent issue of US Weekly that featured a newly svelte Janet on the cover was their highest-selling issue ever.
* The video has already aired on BET, where it premiered on Wednesday.
* Janet fans have posted in droves on the MTV.com message boards requesting the Janet video…and many of those posts have since been deleted.
* Janet Jackson received, and still continues to receive, considerable fallout from her 2004 Super Bowl “wardrobe malfunction,” and many fans equate that with her being blacklisted.
* The 2004 Super Bowl aired on CBS, and the halftime show was produced by MTV.
* CBS is owned by Viacom.
* MTV is also owned by Viacom.
* Viacom is evil and insanely powerful, and they apparently bear quite a grudge.
MTV has yet to give any official comment on the charges of Janet being blacklisted, but a source at MTV gave the following counterpoint, under condition of anonymity:
* “The song just really isn’t very good.”
So what do you rational folks think? Conspiracy? Or just a question of (MTV’s heretofore unexercised) taste?
[tags]Janet Jackson, MTV, Racism[/tags]