The Pussycat Dolls found themselves coming under fire once again for their racy stage ensembles while performing on Sport Relief on Friday night.
Since embarking on their reunion, the girlband – made up of Nicole Scherzinger, Ashley Roberts, Kimberly Wyatt, Carmit Bachar and Jessica Sutta – have faced backlash, with viewers complaining to Ofcom complaining of their ‘inappropriate’ outfit choices.
And, as the girls slipped into very revealing PVC getups to perform their new single React on Sport Relief 2020’s live broadcast, fans were quick to have their say on Twitter.
Backlash: The Pussycat Dolls found themselves coming under fire for their racy PVC outfits as they stormed the stage during Friday night’s Sport Relief broadcast
Commenting on The Pussycat Doll’s appearance on the BBC show, one viewer suggested the steamy performance was an ‘odd fit’ for Sport Relief.
Another suggested the girls should be more ‘discreetly dressed’ on stage, while one viewer joked: ‘The #pussycatdolls are looking demure on #SportsRelief2020.’
One viewer commented: ‘Pussycat dolls beautiful women but should be a little more discretely dressed at their age….. #SportsRelief2020.’
A third tweeted: ‘Seriously @pussycatdolls it’s 2020, why do you feel that you have to use sex to sell and promote your song #yawn.’
Sexy: The reunited girlband slipped into revealing outfits as they performed new single React
Giving it their all: The girls were seen writhing around on stage as they impressed with their dance moves and their vocals to their new track
‘The Pussycat Dolls are looking demure’: Viewers were quick to comment on the girlband’s stage costumes, with some suggesting it was an ‘odd fit’ for Sport Relief
Back together: The girlband has reunited for 2020 after splitting back in 2010
Taking centre stage: Nicole led the performance of React, before urging viewers at home to donate to tonight’s fundraiser
One more said: ‘What the hell have the pussycat dolls got on i thought I was watching a porn movie #SportsRelief2020.’
Others, however, were loving the girlband’s look as they gushed the Pussycat Dolls had ‘slayed’ their performance on the fundraising show.
One fan tweeted: ‘The Pussycat Dolls killing the stage… That was hot!’
Another gushed: ‘@pussycatdolls slayed their performance of #REACT on #SportsRelief2020 stream stream stream…’
One more added: ‘@pussycatdolls loved watching you perform tonight you were brilliant as always!’
‘Killing the stage’: Other fans threw their support behind the girls as they praised their performance and said they looked ‘hot’ in their sexy stage getup
It comes after the Pussycat Dolls have been forced to hit back at suggestions their performances are deemed too sexy and their performance on The One Show at the end of February received 119 complaints to Ofcom.
It prompted BBC to release a statement, who insisted they had worked with the Pussycat Dolls to ensure their performance was ‘suitable’ for evening audiences.
The broadcaster said: ‘We worked with the band to ensure their performance was suitable. The Pussycat Dolls are well known for their dance routines and outfits and we announced at the start of the show that they would be appearing. Their performance then came towards the end of the programme, just before 8pm.’
Causing a stir: It’s not the first time the girls have come under fire for their revealing looks, as their performance on The One Show received 119 complaints to Ofcom
‘We’re warriors’: The Pussycat Dolls have defended their saucy stage looks and said it’s unfortunate that their performances have been ‘misunderstood’
Low-key: Jessica was casually-clad in a red baseball YouTube jacket and leggings as she arrived for filming
Walk on the wild side: Carmit looked stylish in leopard print flares and a black baker boy cap
‘As with all performers, we worked with the band to ensure their performance was suitable for the programme. We felt it was appropriate for the time slot and wouldn’t fall outside the expectations of most viewers. However, we appreciate that some viewers didn’t agree.
‘We believe this film highlighted an important issue. We have noted that some viewers felt that these two items shouldn’t have been included in the same programme.’
Having their say over the criticism surrounding their stage costumes, The Pussycat Dolls hit back that it’s ‘unfortunate’ their performances have been ‘misunderstood’.
Passionate: Nicole hit back at critics on Australian TV and said: ‘We always do everything with confidence and the intent of empowering and inspiring others and all of our women out there’
Speaking to news.com.au over in Australia, Kimberly Wyatt said: ‘I thought we were beyond this, but obviously the conversation needs to continue. We’re warriors when we step on stage, throwing everything into it.
‘It’s unfortunate that it’s so misunderstood by so many people. Luckily, we have a presence online now and we can help people understand us, understand dance, understand what intention means as a performer.’
Nicole added during an appearance on Australian talk show The Project: ‘It takes courage… it’s vulnerable. It takes courage to wear that stuff and do it.
‘We always do everything with confidence and the intent of empowering and inspiring others and all of our women out there and anyone who feels like they relate to us… We’re dancing hard like warriors.’
Last year, the Pussycat Dolls announced they would be reuniting and heading on tour in 2020. Melody Thornton, who had been a part of the band, chose not to be a part of the reunion.
The Pussycat Dolls first formed in 2003 and split seven years later in 2010.
Back at it: The Pussycat Dolls announced they would be reuniting and heading on tour in 2020 last year, without Melody Thornton who chose not to be a part of the reunion