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Viewers Slam Pussycat Dolls' Raunchy Sport Relief Performance

Viewers Slam Pussycat Dolls' Raunchy Sport Relief Performance

The recently-reformed Pussycat Dolls gave a high-octane performance last night as part of the BBC's Sport Relief, a biennial charity event from Comic Relief in association with BBC Sport.

Hosted by Gary Lineker and Paddy McGuinness, the night featured various performances and sketches from well-known names.

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This included an appearance from The Pussycat Dolls, a dance troupe made up of Nicole Scherzinger, Ashley Roberts, Kimberly Wyatt, Carmit Bachar and Jessica Suttatook, who were met with a great deal of cheering and clapping from the audience in the studio.

Credit: BBC
Credit: BBC

The only thing is, some viewers at home weren't feeling quite so positive about it, with many jumping on Twitter to argue the performance resembled something you'd find in a 'porn movie' as the group danced on stage in PVC.

...Because, yes, adult film industry is known for its focus on pop music and charity sports events.

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One person tweeted: "What the hell have the pussycat dolls got on I thought I was watching a porn movie #SportsRelief2020."

Another raged: "@pussycatdolls are soo cringe... If you want to see women in underwear just mouthing into a microphone shaped object, may I suggest Porn Hub instead."

Not everyone found issue with the raunchy display, with many others praising the Dolls for helping a good cause.

Nicole Scherzinger of The Pussycat Dolls. Credit: PA
Nicole Scherzinger of The Pussycat Dolls. Credit: PA

One said: "What is the fuss all about?? They look amazing. Nothing porn about this. I see 5 insanely talented and gorgeous women having fun on stage."

Someone else commented: "I'm tired of people generally not being kind.... and FYI if you thought last night's performance was like porn.... Oh honaaayyy you need to live more!"

Mind you, whatever you think of all the PVC, the group helped raise an incredible £40,540,355 on the night, which is what it's all really about, isn't it?

The backlash comes just a week after their performance of new single 'React' on The One Show prompted a total of 119 complaints to Ofcom, as viewers argued it was 'too sexy for teatime'.

Again, many found the combination of their racy outfits and energetic dancing a little too risqué for their liking, with one person tweeting: "I'm no prude but that routine was positively pornographic."

The BBC responded to complaints in a statement on its website, saying: "We worked with the band to ensure their performance was suitable."

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: Entertainment, Music, UK Entertainment

Jess Hardiman

Jess is a journalist at LADbible who graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Film Studies, English Language and Linguistics - indecisiveness at its finest, right there. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel and everything else in between. You can contact Jess at [email protected]

 

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