A little over 20 years ago, that song was so controversial that MTV wouldn't even touch it, and yet...she's singing it on the Super Bowl halftime show.
Updated: Or not...
M.I.A. flashed a middle finger apparently (didn't see it), which prompted NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy to fart out the following:
The obscene gesture in the performance was completely inappropriate, very disappointing, and we apologize to our fans.You should be apologizing to the fans for the joke that you have made of the half-time show. Every year they try and top themselves with some dazzling musical performance by yesterday's superstars and I suspect most football fans would be content with a season recap from Chris Berman. Is Chris Berman going to flip the bird or flash his tit? Probably not.
Truth is, the halftime show is all about buzz. You wouldn't talk about Chris Berman recapping NFL 2011 the next morning. I wouldn't blog about it. "Did you see the middle finger?" That's what they want. It isn't?
Then why do it this way?