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1 65 grasmere avenueWorkington, England, Cumbria, United Kingdom Review updated:
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I'm sitting here at 8.45pm with my wife and six year old child watching the X factor, there has just been two acts where the singer Rhianna has during her first song been wearing near on nothing in the way of clothes, that i thought was pushing the boundaries, as it was obvious that she was not wearing underwear, then in her next song she pretty much stripped down to nothing, and moving in such a manner that i can only describe as "Air [censored]ing", then to top that the next act, "Christina Aguilera" was also dancing near enough naked, and surrounded by Six very under dressed pole dancers, dancing as if i where standing in a strip joint paying for such an act, if i where in a strip joint then fine, on TV during prime time showing, with my son watching the last thing i want to see on the box is a bunch of under dressed slags, pole dancing on chairs, this act belittles and cheapens women, bringing women down to the status of Meir sexual objects, this is unnecessary on prime time TV, its not easy to teach kids that women are more than sex objects that are to be treated equally and respectfully, i wouldn't want to see men dancing in such a manner with so few clothes on, in fact i know that such an act would not be performed on TV at such a time, as this too would stir a hornets nest, belittling men and rightly so, so why disgrace women to younger viewers.
Its disrespectful, unnecessary, and too early to be aired, i am not amused, sort it out.
If i want strip club, then that is where i would go to see such an act, i don't want it on the TV when my son is watching, thanks! And no I'm not gay, it was just inappropriate for this time of night.

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  • T7
      10th of Oct, 2009
    0 Votes

    My keypad got stuck, this was my subject title!

  • Si
      7th of Nov, 2010
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    why didnt cheryl vote, and the sing off is supposed to be on the nights performance

  • Da
      11th of Dec, 2010
    +1 Votes

    Nope, i was writing the complaint whilst it was on, and yes i watched the rest of the show, as i have been following the xfactor.

  • Ho
      11th of Dec, 2010
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    I completely concur. The women where nothing more than skimpy underwear, then proceed to writhe around a stage. Entirely inappropriate and frankly unnecessary.

  • Da
      11th of Dec, 2010
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    Thanks Honeyholt for your comments, didn't like being accuesd of being Hypocritical.
    At 8.45pm i shouldn't have to turn off a family program because its inappropriate, besides the wife and I wanted to see the results, and it was kind of like watching a car crash, you don't want to see it, you hope that no one is hurt, but you can't help but to look.
    Hypocritical? Are you a pole dancer?

  • Ag
      11th of Dec, 2010
    +1 Votes

    I totally agree with this complaint ! we were appalled to say the least whatever happened to the nine olcock watershed ! why on earth do top performers deem it necessary to strip off ! our granchildren from 5 years to 15 watch this show, I shudder to think what negative influence this will have on them. What the hell are Television programmers thinking of !!!

  • Da
      12th of Dec, 2010
    0 Votes

    Then i would have thought you would have agreed that this sort of act should be kept to an adult audience, when sexual themes, acts, what ever you want to call it, are aimed at children, which it certainly is when shown before 9.00pm on a family show you are delving into the realms of the paedophile, some things, sex being one of them shouldn't be forced onto younger viewers, its hard enough to protect our kids against things that destroy our children's innocents in this day and age without family shows flaunting it, for example it would be just as inappropriate to show pop stars using cocaine, heroin, or even just a night out on the razz, somethings need to be censored, and if you do need to become a stripper to sell your music, it goes to show that maybe they should be strippers, and that their music isn't very good, and that we all know sex sells, this is in fact what these so called artists are falling back onto sex to sell records, like i said before inappropriate, there is nothing wrong with porn, its not my cup of tea, I'm very happily married, but there is a place for it, and that's not on family shows, at prime time, on a Saturday night.
    Oh! yep, if you where a pole dancer, maybe you are, maybe your not, good on you, if it makes a living, even if it is a seedy one, as long as you are happy that's great, but yep! one things for sure it explains the fact that you don't quite grasp the reality of my point of discussion, pole dancers don't need to have a high IQ.

  • Da
      12th of Dec, 2010
    -1 Votes

    Cool, but you still haven't understood that the only problem i have with the whole sex sells, and inappropriate dance acts on the XFactor tonight, is that it was screened at an inappropriate time of day, when younger viewers are very likely watching, that is the only argument here, and it shouldn't take a genius to work that one out.
    No there is nothing wrong with following ones passion, dancing is a great passion at that, i love dance myself, and enjoy watching good dancers dance, what ever the form, clothed or not, but as already mentioned, not screened at that time of day that this was, everyone understands the economics of "sex sells" the psychology behind it is very simple, you don't need to be Einstein, i mean prostitutes have been around a lot longer than an education system, its one of the human races most instinctive primal drives, it is the motivation behind just about everything, reproduction, love, murder, human interaction, bonding of relationships, lust, rape, etc, money i think is a very close second for a lot of people, so yep! makes perfect sense that it will sell anything, but as mentioned it doesn't always mean that good things are going to come from it, so it shouldn't be flaunted to children, and that is the only problem i and many others had with the Xfactor tonight, if i watch a film, it will have an age restriction on it, it will tell me that there is strong language, violent scenes, scenes of a sexual nature, so i can choose not to watch it when my six year old son is awake, and watching it, as a parent i want to be warned of something unsuitable for my son to watch, and i definitely don't want something unsuitable for him shown at prime time, surly you can grasp that one? Just out of interest are you a parent?

  • Da
      12th of Dec, 2010
    -1 Votes

    I just feel that the producers should look at the amount of complaints made about this, and be a little bit more responsible about what is aired and when, that really is my only complaint, hence coming onto this site and making the complaint in the first place, that is after all the reason for this site, is it not? I have never made a complaint before, and this is the first time i have, and the first time i have used this site, it is unlikely that i will feel the need to make a complaint again, I'm normally really laid back about things, so complaining is not something i do as a rule, i just felt on this occasion, not only was it inappropriate, but it is demeaning women.
    I understand that not everyone is going to agree with my views, but heck that's why there is always going to be someone like yourself that will moan about any complaint made, just because they enjoy grumbling.
    As for giving the show up yep! no problem, but my argument still stands, if you are going to show adult content, then show it at adult viewing times, and that from a parents point of view is paramount, well the discussion has been fun, but here in England it is two in the morning, Brenda take care, Stee

  • Sl
      12th of Dec, 2010
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    If you enjoy the XFactor, but it is inappropriate for your children to watch, dvr it, and watch it later, when your kids are asleep. If this show continues to have inappropriate material for younger viewers, complain to the producers of the show, or choose not to watch that show any longer. Complain to groups that are child advocates that goals are to protect children from explicit sexual viewing. Here is another option... Watch the show in the privacy of your own room, and put a family friendly channel on in the family room for your kids to watch. Now a days there are networks devoted for children's entertainment.

    Better yet, watch TV they enjoy, so you know what your kids favorite shows are, video games are, and show your interested in what your children are interested in. Or turn off the TV and have a family game night with good old fashion board games, or get a book the entire family can read together!

    If something like this happens have open conversations about how you feel about women being exploited sexually. When my children were young, and they asked sexual questions, I answered them honestly at their level. It is also a wonderful way to express your feelings about issues like these. I strongly believe in open communication. One day your kids are going to become teenagers, and your going to want to know what their up too...

    By continuing to watch this show, and allowing your children to view it, you were basically letting your kids know that is behavior is okay. Why not let your children know your feelings about what is happening on the show or turning it off, or sending them into another room, while explaining why. Kids are a lot smarter than adults give them credit for, and their watching you, and taking in how your acting. What is more important to you Darkcepheus, the morality and innocent of your children, or who won a stupid contest, on a show that shows strippers, air screwing, and dressed like sluts, on a show that is on when little kids can be viewing it? The wonderful thing about TV is when can turn it off, choose not to view it, or block that channel all together.

    I don't like reality shows, especially the ones that depict young adults partying without any consequences, or celebrates teen pregnancy, or self indulgence, shallowness, and not teaching any kind of values or morals. I also don't like shows that make self absorbed mother like Kate Gossling, celebrating the fact that she spends her day ignoring her kids to get her hair and nails done, indulges on her looks, while skipping on her kids needs, all while using her children as a gravy train to her own self absorbed way of life. When, she should be raising the children she chose to bring into this world! Guess what! I don't watch shows like that, and I don't allow my kids to watch them either. When I hear about a star choosing to be self destructive, I share it with my children, explaining why this behavior is bad. In the past, instead of defending the stupid mistakes I made, I point out how much harder it made my life, as well as theirs. I show them that with every wrong choice you make their are consequences you have. IE having unprotected sex with anyone can get you a child your not ready for, having a baby mama/daddy that is irresponsible, and forever you will have to deal with that person in your life. How you can get sexually transmitted diseases, that can steal your fertility, kill you, or give you a horrible rash the rest of your life. That way, they can learn to through other people's wrong choices, or addictions instead of choosing that road for themselves.

    Be a parent, and don't make stupid excuses of why you couldn't turn off the TV because of who would win. Your values, say a lot about your parenting skills...

  • Da
      12th of Dec, 2010
    -1 Votes

    Your not very bright at all slynn1, things like this should not be shown on prime time TV, simple as that.
    As for all your stupid comments, i only really have one more thing to say, no one should have to sensor TV programs before 9pm, i think the only stupid ### here are people like you, its parents like you that don't try to keep TV producers in check, and allowing access to inappropriate material to younger viewers and then wonder why your new age way of raising your kids results in a bunch of ###ed rejects, unable to fit into society, because they have been corrupted, and criminalised, no wonder the country's gone to the dogs.
    Don't tell me to excuse the ignorants of people like you that tolerate the producer that seem to constantly move the bar, its people like you, who really need to open their eyes to the bigger picture and stop defending the immaturity of some of the producer controlling whats aired and when, if they are going to air something inappropriate for younger viewers then parents should be warned, idiots like you are the reason producer continue to view inappropriate material earlier, and earlier without having to warn parents of unsuitable content.
    I think this says a lot more about your parenting skills, that you are happy to watch programs at family viewing times, without the need to warn us.
    I should imagine your kids are complete misfit drop outs, with no boundaries, you make me sick, this is why we get children raping and killing other kids at younger and younger ages, sort it out you ignorant self absorbed ###. Learn to stick up for what is right and wrong and not just be a [censored]ing sheep, baa!
    Films warn us of what sort of content is in them, rightly so, so family programs which are aired as appropriate for children, shouldn't break the rules, certainly not without warning us of such content, you supercilious, egotistical Yak! Their is no place in society for new age bloody hippies, get a life, a job, and a point of view that is politically correct, and doesn't just excuse wrongful behaviour, people like you make me Sick to the stomach, FY Bad parenting happen when poor behaviour is excepted, as in your case! I have no time for your kind of nonsense. I look forward to hear some other stupid nonsense to, or for why it is OK to air such things under the pretence that they are suitable for younger viewers when obviously they are not, without warning of such content.

  • Da
      12th of Dec, 2010
    -1 Votes

    As for computer games for kids, i don't think i even need to go there, i never let my kids play such games, that is just a substatute for genuine parenting, for times when you are just to busy doing your hair.

  • Da
      12th of Dec, 2010
    -1 Votes

    Ha! Ha! something like that, I've got a temper at the best of times, especially when faced with indisputable arguments, Brenda how are you anyway?
    No I'm just fed up with stupidity, I've had to delegate to under achievers the last five years of my life LOL, after leaving the forces five years ago, in the forces, with the no nonsense attitude that came with it, things got done, there was no place for idiots, rules are followed by the letter, boundaries clearly marked, a lot could be learnt from that type of discipline, i just really don't have time for people that have answers for everything, when really the facts are really simple. There are guidelines set out by the British Board of Film Classification, the same rule should be adhered to when programs are aired on British TV, there only needs to be warnings at the begining of such shows, or just air the bloody things later, like after the 9pm watershed, simple.

  • Da
      12th of Dec, 2010
    -1 Votes

    Wow! another cliff hanger, i love House, the sort of person i would get on with, no nonsense, tell it how it is, thats how i like it, at the end of the day we are not alway going to be right, wrong, or get on with each other, but at least if we speak truthfully to one another its a starting point. Well I can tell you where i started, but would rather not tell you i ended up, no its nothing bad, just never know who's watching, Paranoid, lol
    But can say a little without risking finding some Afghan IED under my wifes car.
    I left school at 16 years old in 1990, with no qualifications, and went straight into the British regular Army, 1st battalion the royal anglian regiment (Viking) as a private, my roots where in Essex, England anyhow, so it worked out well once i started to be given time of leave, I moved through the ranks to Sgt/Major and a different regiment, this is where i get a little bit more secretive. Anyway i saw my fair share of action, anyway cut a long story short i was invalided out in 2005, and honourably discharged, whilst in helmand province, and honourably discharged. I'm now working behind a desk as a transport manager, for an agriculture company in the North of England, and yep the weather here is awful, we are under 6" of snow, and it -7 outside, nice and Christmasy.
    I totally agree they should bring back national service, the Army made me who i am, and tought me a few things.

  • Da
      12th of Dec, 2010
    -1 Votes

    Sorry about the spelling mistakes, got to go, work tomorrow, I love it, bring on the pay check!

  • Sl
      13th of Dec, 2010
    +1 Votes

    Darkcepheus,
    Your the one who allowed his six year old to view what you likened to a strip joint performance. At six, my kids were watching Disney movies, or I played games with them... Candy Land, Sorry, and my kids didn't play video games until they were older. Though, they did play games to enhance their typing skills, and that helped with academics. When they got older, they played video games, but they also spent time outside with their friends, we would go to the park daily, as well as amusement parks. We would go to the beach, and Chuck E Cheese. I spent time with them, talking to them, playing with them. You should try that instead of spending your evening watching stupid shows like that. I would read stories to them. One of my kids had a learning disability, so I spent hours helping him learn to read, as well as math. The wonderful thing about television is you can turn it on. You are responsible for what you allow your children to watch. You should be aware of what your kid is watching, especially at six. Your stupid one that like many people, want to blame other people for what their letting their kids watch. Turn the stupid TV off! Spend time with your kid, and stop blaming other people for what you are responsible for... Raising your child!

  • Da
      13th of Dec, 2010
    -1 Votes

    Still not getting the point? How boring, the only statement i made was that in this country programs have to warn you of adult content, if it had of done, then i would of recorded it, and watched it later.
    The truth be known, i didn't change channel, as my six year old son wasn't awake at the time anyhow, if he had of been the of course i would have changed channel, but the point I'm trying to make is that it is appalling to be showing sexual content at this time of night, on a family show, if you can't get that, perhaps you really are as dim as you sound.
    If people don't complain about things they feel are wrong, then what is the point of freedom of speech.
    You can make excuses all day long but the point of the matter is, this sort of TV show, a family one at that, at 8.45pm on a Saturday night, should not be shown, if you are happy with this behaviour then lucky you, you have nothing to complain about, but as you can read from the complaint i made many people agree with me, not many are backing you, Ha!
    As for raising kids, computer games kill brain cells, i think your parenting needs to be looked at a little closer, sounds like you used computer games to baby sit your kids, god help them!
    As for special needs if you want to play that game, my son is Six years old, but has the mental age of a three year old, this is due to an inversion of one of his chromosomes, chromosome 14 at Q22-24, of course you wouldn't understand what this is with your lower than average IQ, but in layman's terms, sorry "simple English" its a medical problem, so don't lecture me on that, i read to him all the time, i spend time in his class when possible, to help with his learning, work allowing.
    And we go out all the time, to kids play places, the beach, and i even take him flying when i can, so don't be a ###!
    If i want to complain to ITV that's my choice, if no one tries to keep producers of TV shows in check, then they can then run riot, as for stupid TV programs, maybe that's not your thing, but it helps me unwind, once my son has gone to sleep, after a days work, your ignorance, proves how stupid you really are, i meet a lot of daft people but you just about take first place, next week maybe we will work on colours, make it a little simpler for you and your underachieving IQ. Thickness is normally a measurement of material, in your case, i feel its a measurement of your thinking ability, it really isn't your fault, you just have to play the cards you are dealt.

  • Da
      13th of Dec, 2010
    0 Votes

    No, thank god, its a balanced total inversion of chromosone 14, its so rare over here that no one knows what it/or how it will affect him.

  • Ae
      1st of Sep, 2011
    +1 Votes

    get over yourself, switch the channel if you don't want him to watch it

  • Li
      14th of Dec, 2014
    0 Votes

    I would like to complain about the X Factor Final on the 14/12/2014. The two girls kissing on stage, I think was a bit unappropriate. My daughter who is 8 was very confused. I think its a family show and Im very upset how this was allowed.

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