It seems like Pussycat Dolls' decision to come back due to "unfinished business" is not good at all.
The American girl group announced their plans to return to the stage nine years after they disbanded in 2010.
According to BBC, the all-girl group wanted to go back as smoothly as possible. But instead of getting all the support from the viewers, they received negative feedbacks over their inappropriate wardrobe choices during their first reunion performance.
The members of the 1995 girl group -- which includes Nicole Scherzinger, Ashley Roberts, Kimberly Wyatt, Carmit Bachar and Jessica Sutta -- chose to raise their flags again on Saturday night's edition of "The X-Factor Celebrity".
Just like what they wished for, they got the attention of the viewers. Unfortunately, it was not something they should celebrate.
The Pussycat Dolls wore "disgraceful" sheer-type bodysuits during their two-in-one performance of 2005 hit-songs "Don't Cha" and "Buttons".
The performance on the supposed viewer-friendly ITV competition received a total of 419 complaints due to the group's immodest and racy outfits and choreography.
Even the viewers watching at home tagged the groups' wardrobes as something "too much to handle," most especially for their children who watched the same episode.
According to the U.K. media regulating company Ofcom, they will proceed with the process of reviewing the complaints and will make necessary measures afterward.
In the United Kingdom, there is a "watershed" where they allow TV channels to televise adult programs starting at 9:00 PM. In the case of "The X-Factor Celebrity," they exactly aired Pussycat Dolls' performance at 8:15 PM, ultimately causing dismay among parents to the point that they started calling it "disgusting and misogynistic."
Pussycat Dolls Unaffected?
Despite the backlash they received, Pussycat Dolls' lead singer Scherzinger seemed to be undisturbed of the news. In fact, she still posted a photo of the group wearing the scandalous getups.
Nicole wrote alongside the photo: "UK! Tickets for the #PCDReunion Tour are on sale NOW at the link in my bio!! Can't wait to see all of you soon [heart] [kiss mark]."
View this post on InstagramUK! Tickets for the #PCDReunion Tour are on sale NOW at the link in my bio!! Can’t wait to see all of you soon A post shared by Nicole Scherzinger (@nicolescherzinger) on Dec 1, 2019 at 1:45pm PST
Before the performance, the group talked with BBC to share the upcoming plans for the group.
Wyatt, 37, said that the "stars aligned" just so they could push their reunion. She revealed that they planned their comeback stage for years, emphasizing that they needed to do revive Pussycat Dolls agains for some "unfinished business"
"We're ready to get out there and do what we love. And the stars aligned. We've all been busy making babies and all those kinds of things!" Wyatt went on.
Meanwhile, their lead singer started to promote their U.K. tour and called it "a tour they never created" for female empowerment.
Scherzinger added that the remaining members get along and they have the best chemistry despite all the issues that surrounded their names before.
"We feed off each other, and if we ever have an issue, we've always been open about communication and talking it through," the lead singer wrapped up.
The group will travel around the U.K. and Ireland for their nine tours starting April next year. Ticket selling will start on Sunday.