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Janet Jackson—the Newest GoDaddy Girl?

The “GoDaddy Girls,” a troupe of bikini-clad models prancing around in GoDaddy gear, have never really been favorites of cultural conservatives. But the Fox network decided GoDaddy had crossed the line when the internet services provider attempted to poke fun at Janet Jackson’s Super Bowl nipple slip-up. The commercial, which was supposed to run twice during the 2005 game, was pulled after its first run. GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons (who recently had to explain why he shot an elephant on safari), went on the offense. He claimed no one was offended by the ad, and that news of Fox's censorship encouraged millions of people to watch the ad online.