#JanetJacksonAppreciationDay Took Twitter By Storm During The Super Bowl
Did you catch the Super Bowl game last night? If you’re anything like me, then you multi-task during a Super Bowl watch party – you watch the game, you talk to your friends and of course, you check Twitter for any funny tweets about stuff that’s happening during the game. And again, if you’re like me, then you’re really watching just for the Halftime performance anyway.
Well, as previously reported, Justin Timberlake took the Super Bowl Halftime stage without the living legend Janet Jackson, although some people speculated that the 37-year-old might actually surprise us by bringing her on stage. But Janet put those rumors to rest when she tweeted on Saturday that she would definitely not be performing. And that was indeed the case. The “Rhythm Nation” songstress did not pop up, but her fans certainly did on Twitter, making the hashtag #JanetJacksonAppreciationDay a trending topic.
According to Huffington Post’s Black Voices, it all started with Matthew A. Cherry, a filmmaker and former NFL player. He proposed on Twitter that Super Bowl Sunday be renamed #JanetJacksonAppreciationDay because that day just happened to be the 32nd anniversary of Janet’s “Control” album. But that’s not all. The hashtag was also a glorious way of shading the NFL for not asking Janet to perform with Justin, a gesture that could have put rumors that Janet is banned from performing at NFL Halftime shows to rest.
So although we didn’t get to see Janet during the Halftime show, her fans showed up and showed out for her on Twitter using the hashtag #JanetJacksonAppreciationDay. Even a few celebrities joined in. Here are some of the best tweets from last night.