Oh, you cheeky Gaga!
Always unpredictable Lady Gaga bares all during a surprise dance act for patrons of London’s club G-A-Y.
“Had an amazing night tonight at G-A-Y in London. After all these years you continue to inspire me,” Gaga tweeted about the famous gay club.
She dropped by G-A-Y on Saturday night, in advance of her performance on “The X Factor” on Sunday night.
Club owner Jeremy Joseph tweeted out his appreciation to Gaga:
“G-A-Y has been built on loyalty & relationships with artists, last night, @ladygaga showed what the word Loyalty means,
Thank You xxxx.”
tricks as Gaga strips:
performance that saw
singer perform in her
underwear attracts 100 complaints
The X Factor is embroiled in yet another sleaze row after a raunchy performance by Lady Gaga prompted hundreds of complaints.
The controversial singer stripped to her underwear and danced provocatively across the stage in a pre-watershed results programme watched by nearly a million children on Sunday night.
Outraged parents said her display was ‘completely inappropriate for a family show’, and campaigners called for Ofcom to take tough action against ITV for allowing it to be shown on air.
Vivienne Pattison, director of pressure group Mediawatch UK, accused the broadcasting regulator of being too lenient on similar performances in the past.
She said: ‘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. It tells children, particularly young girls, “This is what you have to do if you want to make it in the music industry”. The biggest stars are always shown taking their clothes off.’
Lady GaGa, 27 – whose real name is Stefani Germanotta – appeared on stage wearing flesh coloured pants, a bra covered with white shells and a blonde wig.
Supported by ten scantily clad backing dancers, she performed her new single Venus while writhing around on stage.
Ditching her wig and the shells, she then began rubbing her hands over her torso as she repeatedly sang ‘Do what you want with my body’.
The routine ended with her crawling across the stage and onto a piano, where she remained for a post-performance interview with host Dermot O’Leary.
Ofcom said it had received more than 100 complaints yesterday and is currently assessing whether to launch a full investigation.
Another 60 viewers complained directly to ITV after Lady Gaga’s provocative routine was aired at 8.30pm, before the 9pm watershed.
Miss Pattison said: ‘Even if it doesn’t break the letter of Ofcom’s rules, it certainly breaks the spirit. Ofcom have let things like this go unpunished so many times in the past, they have single-handedly redefined what is acceptable on TV.
‘People say it is up to parents to protect their children. But that is becoming increasingly difficult. You’d have to live in a bubble to avoid it.’
Many viewers were appalled at the exhibition. Of a total audience of 8.8million, an estimated 975,000 were children under 16.
Writing on Twitter, Matthew McCaw wrote: ‘Lady Gaga’s song choice was completely inappropriate for a family show.’