Lady Gaga’s ‘X Factor’ performance receives 260 complaints

Complaints were made to Ofcom and ITV about the singer and her dancers' skimpy outfits

Lady Gaga‘s recent performance on The X Factor drew around 260 complaints.

Broadcasting watchdog Ofcom received 200 complaints because of the flesh coloured underwear worn by the popstar and her backing dancers on October 27, whilst another 60 complaints were made directly to ITV, by people suggesting that Lady Gaga was inappropriately dressed for a show which aired before the 9pm watershed, reports BBC Newsbeat.

A spokesperson for Ofcom commented: “We will assess all the complaints received on this issue before deciding whether to investigate”. Meanwhile, a spokesperson for ITV defended Gaga’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. Lady Gaga is well known for her highly individual performance style.”

Lady Gaga has just previewed new song ‘Mary Jane Holland’, taken from her forthcoming album ‘ARTPOP’. Lyrics in the song include the line, “I think we’d have a good time if you meet me and Mary Jane in Holland tonight”.

Gaga’s new single ‘Venus’ was revealed on October 27 ahead of her live performance on The X Factor. On Saturday (October 26) Gaga made a surprise appearance at G-A-Y in London, where she stripped naked on stage. Gaga also performed another new song from the album, ‘Gypsy’, live in Berlin on Thursday (October 24). The singer was in the German capital for an exclusive invite-only playback of ‘ARTPOP’ at the city’s Berghain club, famous for its hedonistic parties and strict door policy.

‘ARTPOP’ is set for release on November 11.