It was a nipple tassle, which falls under the 'pasty' subheading. That this incident was 'accidental' is pandering to the lowest form of intellect normally reserved by mudslinging politicians. It was staged and rehearsed. MTV even spoke of the performance, and hinted of something big and shocking prior to the SuperBowl. Of course they behaved themselves during dress rehearsals the week prior. If they had tipped off anybody, it wouldn't have been big and shocking, but staged and passe. Not to mention that it wouldn't have been aired, much less shown on the bigscreens in the stadium. In my view, this was premeditated, and came off (no pun intended) without a hitch. The only thing they didn't consider was the outcry. Michael is on trial for child molestation, and there his sister is exposing her breast to children watching the game, both in stadium and home. Not the smartest thing to do during the most viewed show in the USA, especially with what her brother is going through, but who cares, as long as you get publicity.