Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Wednesday's night's episode of "The X Factor" featured some good contenders, and some not-go-great performances. But only one audition had Paula Abdul running backstage, feeling sick to her stomach.
Geo Godley, 43, a self-proclaimed Internet blogger who's "classically trained on the piano," caused quite a stir when he approached the "X Factor" stage and announced he'd be singing to a piece he composed himself. He continued to prance around stage to the beat, and then dropped his pants.
As a result, the Parents Television Council filed a formal broadcast indecency complaint with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) against Fox Broadcasting. The act aired shortly after 9 p.m., during hours when indecent content is prohibited on broadcast television.
As described on PTC's website, their mission is "to promote and restore responsibility and decency to the entertainment industry in answer to America's demand for positive, family-oriented television programming."
PTC president Tim Winter called Godley's performance downright "indecent." He also added, "As the broadcast decency law comes before the United States Supreme Court in the coming term, Fox has offered a compelling demonstration as to why that law needs to be upheld. 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."
Along with judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger, several mothers with children and teenagers in the audience appeared disturbed by Godley's act. Some people even stood and left the arena.
Godley, on the other hand, insists his attire was nothing worse than what is seen on a beach.
"We always dance in g-strings," he told TMZ.com. "G-Strings are legal. The PTC have no complaint to make."
HBut he added, "I apologize to anyone that was exposed to my behind ... I had no intention of showing it and it was an accident when I fell. I was caught up in the moment."