Recent performances by Rihanna and Christina Aguilera on British talent show X Factor are being investigated for potentially breaching the nation’s Broadcasting Code of Conduct.
According to media reports, ITV – the station that airs the program in the UK – received thousands of complaints about the divas’ lyrics, outfits and dance moves.
As a result media watchdog Ofcom is launching an investigation to see whether Rihanna and Xtina behaved appropriately for a time slot aimed at children and teenagers.
I’m not sure what the fuss is about.
Rumoured 2011 Sydney Mardi Gras performer Rihanna was rather tame by her standards (below), while Christina’s performance (bottom of post) is no more shocking than your average Pussycat Dolls clip.
Admittedly, What’s My Name? is littered with oral sex references and Riri peels off her dress to gyrate in her underwear, but that’s pretty much par for the pop course in 2010.
As for Christina, she was there to promote a movie called Burlesque – what did they expect?
Her dance routine is a bit raunchy but no more so than Ke$ha’s hilarious rendition of We R Who We R on Sunrise.
I guess Australia is just more accepting of bad behaviour from gay icons!
A spokeswoman released the following statement: “We are confident that the performances given by our guest artists on Saturday were appropriate for the show.”
Maybe they should just play it safe and invite Willow Smith and Justin Bieber next time.