Not another wardrode malfunction … feisty rock singer Alanis Morissette poked fun at Janet Jackson’s notorious breast-baring episode by stripping on stage to reveal cartoonish fake nipples and pubic hair.
Morissette, hosting Canada’s annual music awards, said the stunt, in which she appeared in a provocative skin-hugging body-suit was intended to expose US “censorship.”
The singer, renowned for her angst-ridden lyrics, told the audience at the Juno Awards in Edmonton “we live in a land where we still think the human body is beautiful and we’re not afraid of the female breast.”
Morissette let a dressing gown fall to the floor to reveal her “nudity” after an announcer warned : “we can’t show nipples on national TV,” in an obvious dig at US outrage fanned by Jackson’s “wardrobe malfunction” at the Superbowl.
“I am proud to be able to stand here and do this,” Morissette said, to wild cheers from the audience at Sunday night’s show.
Morissette then blasted US radio stations which have forced her to change the word “asshole” in one of her songs.
“They’re in an era when they’re scared, when there’s lots of fear,” she said.
The awards, Canada’s answer to the US Grammy’s, were dominated by Montreal rocker Sam Roberts, who picked up three awards.
Songbird Nelly Furtado won best single for “What you want” while singer Sarah McLachlan scooped best songwriter and hard rock band Nickelback walked away with the Juno for best group.