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'X Factor'

Parents Org Goes to FCC Over Dong-Exposing Contestant

9/23/2011 7:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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"X Factor" ... more like XXX Factor ... if you ask the Parents Television Council -- which is now promising to file a formal indecency complaint with the FCC over the contestant who dropped trou on stage last night.

In case you missed it -- a wannabe singer named Geo Godley whipped out his junk in the middle of his performance on the show ... and it all aired on X Factor. Producers added a graphic to cover the guy's man zone.

But PTC President Tim Winter is furious ... saying, "If Godley performed his act in public, he would have been arrested. But if he performs it in front of a Fox camera, his act is beamed via the public airwaves into every home in the nation."



He adds, "The prolonged, previously videotaped footage of a contestant dancing nude on the ‘X Factor’ stage represents a conscious decision by the producers – with the approval of the network’s broadcast standards department – to intentionally air this content in front of millions of families during hours when they knew full well that children would be watching."


"Families were led to believe the 'X Factor' would be family-friendly programming and instead were assaulted by graphic nudity."

"And while we understand the entertainment hook that comes from the occasional train wreck, something so inherently and patently offensive as this obscene performance is more than a sucker punch; it is a violation of Fox station’s broadcast licenses."

“Finally, the fact that Fox assigned a content rating of TV-PG DL for a naked man frolicking around on a stage is not just inaccurate, it is fraudulent. We call on the amorphous Content Ratings Review Board to immediately investigate this incident and hold Fox accountable for violating the spirit and the letter of the content ratings system, which can only be described at this point as rigged and blatantly inaccurate."

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Sonja    

He wasn't really naked, and they blocked the visual anyhow.. how is this any different than bleeping out cuss words? Some people are way way too uptight.. that said this show is on at 9pm and small kids shouldn't be watching anyway. Frankly I'd bet a young child watching would be more upset by all the crying and disappointment than the big red and blue 'X' dancing around stupidly.

1039 days ago
17.

The PMG    

Get over it people, it was censored.

1039 days ago
18.

No comment    

I watched the second night this morning off the DVR. It is painful to watch. I like L.A., Paula and Simon are missing the magic, and Nicole,well, I can't stand her. I won't even try to watch again. Really without auto-tune can Nicole sing? She just is famous for being attractive and wearing sluty clothes. Reminds me too much of Kim K.

As for the guy with his pants down, I wondered why in the editing they decided to show it so long. It was boring and disrespectful. The show is just plagiarism of idol. Nothing new.

1039 days ago
19.

cindy    

What if there were kids in the audience?!

1039 days ago
20.

Geo    

I don't understand - no one saw any nudity on TV? Why the fuss? I'm missing something....we can show chicks with dental floss swim suits but this guy has an X over his crotch and that's a problem? Or how about showing two guys in tights wrestling? No that's not homo-erotic right? What a bunch of hypocrites this country has become...

1039 days ago
21.

Louise    

Security should have removed him off that stage right away!!

1039 days ago
22.

Geo    

For the lady who said "what if there were kids in the audience?" - YOU brought them - it's your responsilbity to filter what they see and hear - NOT OURS....

1039 days ago
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cindysue327    

I don't see a problem with them airing what happened on the stage with the nutcase because he was covered BUT there were children in that audience and they made a huge mistake by not dragging him off the stage as soon as his pants came down and he started acting like a freak! We saw an X covering him when watching the show, NOT a big deal...the kids in the audience saw a man in a g string and showing his butt to them....should have pulled him off stage immediately! Shame on you X factor!

1039 days ago
24.

dimes    

What I find interesting about this is that the PTC is filing a complaint based on the tone of the segment (the implication that the guy was naked), instead of explicit nudity. Yeah, crass and tasteless it was, but there's plenty of that on TV. Are they also filing a complaint about Ashton Kutcher's pixellated nudity on Two and Half Men?

1039 days ago
25.

croc    

and paula acted as if it was the very first time she ever seen a swingin dingy..acting like she wanted to vomit, what a croc of b.s.
x-factor could have yanked that guy off stage, or not shown the tape..a set up, and waste of time and air-space..

1039 days ago
26.

HMMMM    

Dude, if I want to see your package I would ask. Keep it to yourself. YUCK

1039 days ago
27.

HMMMM    

Now isn't that interesting, TMZ made it sound like he was full on nude, STILL feel the same way, regardless......If people keep watching this so-called reality crappola, we will all be subjected to this sort of nonsense.

1039 days ago
28.

Cindy    

...and Fox represents itself as the Right Wing Christian station. Love it!

1039 days ago
29.

Cindi    

I hope Fox gets the spanked really good. They show this trash to our children. We were watching and couldn't believe it when this came on! I actually think they did this intentionally to add an shock factor. It was distasteful and disgraceful. Paula got sick, so she says. I just wonder if they wanted "drama" to somehow put a different spin on this show. It was disgusting to say in the least and I hope Fox gets a spanking big time!!! They need it!~

1039 days ago
30.

Keedee    

Teleprompter mishap...or she was having trouble seeing it.

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