The X Factor has been no stranger to complaints and controversy this series. The whole Gamu Nhengu thing was blown ridiculously out of proportion in our opinion, with Cheryl Cole even receiving death threats and being accused of being racist while the usual fixing scandal and numerous social networking campaigns were also trotted out to ensure that if there were ever any real music fans watching then they probably turned off following the boot camp stages. Well, the series might have ended with Matt Cardle as the runaway winner but the controversy is yet to disappear.
Ofcom, the regulatory body that deals with people who seemingly have nothing to do with their time but dream up things to complain about, has received more than 2,000 complaints about the skimpy and apparently too racy outfits that Rihanna and Christina Aguilera wore during the live Sunday night show. With an audience of 19 million viewers for the live final weekend, the X Factor is certainly one of the biggest shows on TV and according to Vivienne Pattison of Mediawatch UK this makes them a role model that people look up to.
According to Pattison and, it would seem, 2,000 viewers the outfits and the simulated sex in the routines were too much for a pre-watershed show. While the dances and the outfits were a little risque in parts you have to wonder how many complaints came from viewers who were disgruntled over their chosen finalist not winning the competition.