Hundreds complain following Lady Gaga's raunchy X Factor performance
But the star could be disappointed to know she hasn't eclipsed the thousands of complaints that flooded in when Rihanna performed
Tuesday 29 October 2013
Lady Gaga's performance on The X Factor has generated more than 100 complaints to Ofcom.
The TV watchdog is now assessing whether to launch a full investigation into the show, which aired the raunchy clip prior to the 9pm watershed.
In the performance, Lady Gaga donned a flesh-coloured bikini and writhed around on top of a piano as she sang her new singles "Venus" and "Do What U Want" from her album ARTPOP.
Ofcom said it received more than 100 complaints, while ITV has received a further 60.
But Gaga still has some way to go eclipse the 2,868 complaints generated by Rihanna and Christina Aguilera for their performances at the 2010 X Factor final, which were judged by Ofcom to be at "the very margin of acceptability".
Vivienne Pattison, director of Mediawatch UK, told the Daily Mail: "The X Factor are doing everything they can to keep their ratings up. I don't think things like this should be in TV. It is damaging to the children who watch the show."
An ITV spokesman defended the star's performance, saying: "We do not believe Lady Gaga's performance was inappropriate for the family audience of The X Factor Results show, which has an established tradition of featuring performances from the biggest music stars of the moment. Lady Gaga is well known for her highly individual performance style."
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