The Pussycat Dolls’ racy performance on X Factor: Celebrity at the weekend has sparked more than 400 Ofcom complaints.
Viewers weren’t impressed with the routine and branded Nicole Scherzinger and her bandmates’ outfits “inappropriate” for the family show.
It’s now become one of the most complained about TV moments of the year with 419 people voicing their objection to the watchdog.
Judge Nicole performed alongside Carmit Bachar, Ashley Roberts, Jessica Sutta and Kimberly Wyatt as they reunited for the show.
A spokesperson for Ofcom told us: “We are assessing the complaints against our broadcasting rules, but are yet to decide whether or not to investigate.”
We are assessing the complaints against our broadcasting rules, but are yet to decide whether or not to investigate.
Viewers also flocked to Twitter to complain about the performance and the women’s outfits.
Nicole wore a PVC bikini with a sheer bodysuit and it wasn’t long before viewers started voicing their opinions.
THE MOMENT HAS ARRIVED. After a DECADE apart, the @pussycatdolls featuring our very own @nicolescherzy reunite on the #XFactorCelebrity stage *screams* #XFactorCelebrity #XFactor pic.twitter.com/mw44EjvFDB
— The X Factor (@TheXFactor) November 30, 2019
One person said: “How many Ofcom complaints will there be for the Pussycat Dolls.”
Another wrote: “The outfits the #pussycatdolls are wearing on #XFactorCelebrity are totally inappropriate for 8.15pm on a family show.
“Not good role models for girls. You don’t have to take your clothes to be successful.”
A third added: “My 8 year old daughter is a bit confused and asked ‘are they also wearing knickers’ vileee.”
How many Offcom complaints will there be for the Pussycat Dolls #XFactorCelebrity outfits 🥵🙈🤤
— Ćhrïš Šïmmś (@Chris_Simms24) November 30, 2019
The outfits the #pussycatdolls are wearing on #XFactorCelebrity are totally inappropriate for 8.15pm on a family show. Not good role models for girls. You don’t have to take your clothes to be successful.
— NickiT (@Blackhalo72) November 30, 2019
— Leighanne Banks (@LeighanneBanks) November 30, 2019
#XFactorCelebrity Can’t believe what I just saw, how are the #pussycatdolls allowed to perform before the watershed like that on a family show? It looked like strippers performing. Unpleasant viewing and my young nephew actually looked away. Inappropriate.
— Sam___888 (@sam___888) November 30, 2019
— Peachy (@Peachy_Mark) November 30, 2019
However, others defended the girl group.
One said: “Mothers keep complaining about how their little kids saw The Pussycat Dolls perform in these outfits, I hope they never go to a beach on a hot summer day.”
Another tweeted: “Why would adult group needs to dress to be kid appropriate? They’re not a kid’s band.”
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