Strictly Come Dancing receives over 100 complaints for drag efficiency
Strictly Come Dancing has acquired over 100 complaints after viewers criticised the present’s first ever drag efficiency.
On Saturday evening, male skilled dancers Johannes Radebe, Gorka Marquez and Giovanni Pernice wore wigs and excessive heels for a medley of hits from the musical Priscilla: Queen of the Desert.
Some outraged viewers questioned why such a dance ought to function on a ‘household present,’ with one claiming the ‘bizarre’ dance even ‘confused their grandchildren’.
Controversy: Strictly Come Dancing has acquired over 100 complaints after viewers criticised the present’s first ever drag efficiency
Many viewers complained to the BBC following Strictly’s groundbreaking routine, which means the community must subject a public response.
Ofcom have additionally acquired a small variety of complaints after some viewers shared their outrage on social media.
MailOnline has contacted representatives for Strictly Come Dancing and Ofcom for remark.
Surprising: On Saturday professionals Johannes Radebe, Gorka Marquez and Giovanni Pernice delighted viewers by donning wigs and excessive heels for a medley of hits from Priscilla: Queen of the Desert
Outrage: Nevertheless some viewers have complained to the BBC and media watchdog Ofcom following the efficiency
Upset: A small variety of viewers shared their response to the efficiency, with one claiming it ‘confused their grandchildren’
Over the weekend, viewers shared their combined response to the efficiency on social media, with one tweeting: ‘My grandchildren are utterly confused.’
One other added: ‘Strictly gone bizarre tonight,’ whereas a 3rd added: ‘Was once a household present. Will cease watching.’
Nevertheless a overwhelming majority of followers flooded Twitter with reward for the dance, with many proclaiming it was a visible feast within the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
One fan gushed: ‘Completely loving the #Strictly opening quantity tonight celebrating LGBTQ+. Gio and Gorka simply exhibiting off having the ability to dance that nicely each masculine and female. Bravo.’
One other viewer gushed in regards to the South African performer: ‘Can I simply say that Johannes killed it in that opening sequence.’
Whereas one stated passionately: ‘OMG sensational! @jojo_radebe is actually dwelling his finest life! @pernicegiovann1 trying good in heels… @gorkamarquez1 gurl the place’s your heels!! Properly accomplished boys, you have been phenomenal and a pleasure to look at.’
A number of viewers heaped praised on the routine, saying it was the perfect one to seem on the present and was ‘excellent’.
One viewer could not include their pleasure, as they wrote: ‘THAT OPENING WAS EVERYTHING!’
It was superb! Nevertheless a overwhelming majority of followers flooded Twitter with reward for the dance, with many proclaiming it was a visible feast within the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic
One other particular person gushed: ‘Completely LOVED this! The sass was one thing else!
‘Additionally omg @pernicegiovann1 has an AMAZING pair of legs who realize it was attainable to like him much more.’
On Monday professional Anton Du Beke addressed the criticism, saying on Steph’s Packed Lunch: ‘I do not know. It is foolish actually and it is a disgrace.
‘It’s a film and this wasn’t simply camp time, we weren’t simply frocking up for sake of it – it’s the film Priscilla and should you’ve seen the film you will know what it is all about… I believed they did an important job of it.’
Upsetting: Professional Anton Du Beke additionally hit out in opposition to the adverse response to the group efficiency on Monday, branding the backlash a ‘disgrace.
Steph furthered the dialog by saying: ‘It is onerous although, if you’re getting trolls who ship horrible issues to you…’
‘Do not learn it,’ Anton replied. ‘Best factor is do not learn it. It is the best factor to do on the earth is to faucet away – do not such as you very a lot – bosh. Simply do not learn it. So far as I am involved, I am completely marvellous, I needn’t know the reality.
‘I do care what individuals say as we’re in showbusiness and it is the worst factor. If I’ve a room of two,000 individuals in an viewers, I am involved in regards to the one particular person there who does not appear to be laughing at every little thing I say or clapping each time I dance…it ruins it for myself.
‘It’s important to do the perfect you may, carry out the perfect you may and overlook in regards to the trolls…They know it is so damaging as a result of we discuss it a lot, and it is a type of issues you may’t say ‘we will not discuss it’ as a result of we have to focus on it, and it is simple to say ‘do not learn it’ because it does not actually assist however…keep away from studying it.’
Divided: Viewers shared their combined response to the efficiency on social media, with some hailing it as ‘fabulous,’ whereas others insisted that the dance was ‘complicated their grandchildren’
The Strictly professionals delighted followers once they bought into drag to embody the queens from the basic 1994 musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert on Saturday
The efficiency which noticed them remodel into glowing divas for the present’s first ever professional dance that includes males in drag.
Sporting rainbow followers, Johannes wearing a plunging silver high and trousers, whereas Gorka and Giovanni wore matching blue and crimson ensembles.
The trio additionally wore floral head items that lined their locks as they glided alongside the dance flooring to the upbeat quantity.
However including one other glamorous aptitude, their fellow professionals pulled their trousers off to disclose their outfits additionally doubled up as clothes.
Iconic! On Sunday Johannes – who took centre stage within the drag dance – praised his fellow professionals for embracing the larger-then-life characters
On Sunday Johannes – who took centre stage within the drag dance – praised his fellow professionals for embracing the larger-then-life characters as he shared behind-the-scenes snaps from the efficiency.
Within the publish, he wrote: ‘I work with a fab bunch of individuals however I needed to shout-out to those two for shamelessly placing the movement in each single half, fierce sufficient to strut their stuff…
‘We recognize you @gorka_marquez & @giovannipernice1 and as for accomplice @aljazskorjanec thanks darling.’
Gorka and Giovanni additionally shared a more in-depth have a look at their make-up and vibrant outfits, as the previous declared his drag title was ‘Miss G’ and the Italian dancer named himself Taramisu.
Wow! He shared a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the glowing seems from the dazzling group quantity
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