Glam’d: When the Inseam Snaps

How embarrassing it could be for a celebrity to have a wardrobe malfunction in front of millions of viewers. Over the years we have seen our share of celebrities being accidentally exposed. From Janet Jackson’s Superbowl wardrobe malfunction in 2004 to Beyonce’s at the Tokyo Dome in 2007, where her dress flew up during her performance; there are countless incidents where celebrity women have been “exposed.” So do men ever experience these wardrobe malfunctions? We don’t see or hear too much of men having these accidents. However, I am sure that they have occurred but definitely unbeknownst to us. I personally don’t think it would be a big issue if actor Boris Kodjoe was walking the red carpet and his shirt came undone but we women have the “private” body parts that we were taught to always keep concealed in public.

How embarrassing would it be to have your nipple pop out or to have your skirt fall to your ankles just as you are making your debut on the red carpet. Of course, the men spectators would be blushing and in awe while all the women would be embarrassed on behalf of the victim of the accidental exposure. Rest assured you will be plastered all over the internet and TV so those who weren’t “fortunate” to see your embarrassing moment in person can now watch it over and over again.

Sometimes these wardrobe malfunctions can turn really ugly not only for the person involved but for media that captures the incidents on film and photo. After the Superbowl incident involving Janet Jackson where Justin Timberlake popped off a section of Janet’s corset to reveal her nipple, CNN and MTV, who both sponsored the show, had to issue apology statements to the public for the performance “trick” gone wrong in addition to having to pay a fine for broadcasting it. Janet also released an apology stating that it was not intentional although many seemed to disagree.
Needless to say, whether intentional or unintentional no one wants to be exposed. My advice for those hitting the red carpet: Please don’t forget the sewing kit and an extra set of clothes.
—— By: Nisha Yvette

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