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She won’t perform at halftime, but #JanetJacksonAppreciationDay trends on Twitter

FILE - In this June 28, 2015, file photo, Janet Jackson accepts the ultimate icon: music dance visual award at the BET Awards in Los Angeles. #JanetJacksonAppreciationDay trended on Twitter during Super Bowl 52 on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018.
FILE - In this June 28, 2015, file photo, Janet Jackson accepts the ultimate icon: music dance visual award at the BET Awards in Los Angeles. #JanetJacksonAppreciationDay trended on Twitter during Super Bowl 52 on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. AP

In 2004, an infamous “wardrobe malfunction” involving Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake during halftime of Super Bowl 38 became one of the most controversial moments in live TV history.

Now, 14 years later, Timberlake is about to perform at halftime again – but with Super Bowl 52 underway, fans on social media are sending all the love to Jackson.

A day after Jackson confirmed she wouldn’t be appearing at today’s halftime performance, and as many fans grew outraged at rumors that Timberlake would incorporate a Prince hologram into his show, #JanetJacksonAppreciationDay rapidly became a trending topic on Sunday. Thousands of accounts tweeted celebrations of the singer-songwriter.

The idea for the hashtag may have first been conceived Friday by former NFL player/current filmmaker Matthew Cherry, according to CNN.

Here’s what the internet had to say about Jackson.

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