Ofcom, the body responsible for regulating TV content in Britain, says it has received hundreds of complaints about Lady Gaga’s performance on the X Factor results show on Sunday.
The regulatory body says around 200 people have contacted them about her shells and flesh-coloured underwear outfit.
“We will assess all the complaints received on this issue before deciding whether to investigate,” said a spokesman.
About 60 other viewers complained directly to ITV, broadcasters of the X factor, about their decision to show the singer’s performance before 9pm.
An ITV spokeswoman said: “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.”
This is not the first time performers on the X-factor will be attracting complaints: In 2010, The X Factor final featured Christina Aguilera in a routine which was described as being “at the very margin of acceptability” by Ofcom.
A report said the “sexualised” pre-watershed scenes led to 2,868 complaints to the media regulator after Aguilera wore a short black dress while her female dancers wore suspenders, bra tops, fishnet stockings and basques.