The X Factor: Celebrity’s Pussycat Dolls comeback performance certainly grabbed viewers’ attention – but many thought it was for the wrong reasons as Ofcom received a flurry of complaints about the raunchy show.
The US girl group went their separate ways in 2010, but with lead singer Nicole Scherzinger as a judge on the ITV singing contest, the grand final weekend was the perfect time for them to make a return to the stage.
Scherzinger and co performed a steamy routine to a megamix of their hit singles including Don’t Cha and Buttons, but many viewers were appalled by the barely there costumes and daring dance moves.
Media regulating body Ofcom said it had received a total of 419 complaints by people who thought the costumes and routine went too far.
The group, whose other members are Ashley Roberts, Kimberley Wyatt, Carmit Bachar and Jessica Sutta, were clad in tiny pants and body suits that looked to be made of sheer tights material as they performed a series of splits on the X Factor stage.
Viewers tweeted that they found the performance inappropriate, especially for any children who were watching.
Whoever thought those outfits were a good idea for the Pussycat Dolls needs the sack. It’s 8.15pm. Kids are awake. There’s no need for us to see half dressed women, ever, let alone on family show at this time. It’s disgusting and misogynistic #XFactorCelebrity
— Sara (@DoubleTreble_) November 30, 2019
But other viewers argued that the group had done nothing wrong.