Apparently, 190 people have complained to UK broadcast watchdog OFCOM or TV station ITV about the low-cut dresses worn by judges Amanda Holden (44) and Alesha Dixon (36) on Sunday's Britain's Got Talent final. 190? Out of over 10 million viewers. Not suitable for a family show, cried the moaners. We despair, we really do! Are their complaints about the number of male competitors who took their shirts off this year? I don't think so. It's this trying to shield children from sex (which the prudes still equate with bodies) thing again; which will actually do them more harm than good in the long term.
The previous week Holden had been complained about for her dress during the semi-finals (above). The only strange thing about that number was why she had the White Tree of Gondor sticking out of it. Holden gets a lot of criticism in Britain because she cheated on her husband (a TV comedian) with another TV comedian about fifteen years ago. Most of her vilification now, however, seems to be based around the fact that she shouldn't be wearing provocative clothing st her age (she is 44). So, if we discount the fact that the tiny percentage of complainants aren't outraged Muslin clerics then we suspect they are middle aged, gone to seed mothers who resent the fact that she is still in tremendously good shape in her forties. It's similar to the hate that Madonna got when she posed topless not long ago. Britain has an ageing population but the press still hasn't got their heads around the fact that this large group of older people born in the sixties and seventies, don't want to act like "older people" did in the past. It is incredibly ageist to say that someone shouldn't be able to dress how they like because they are in their forties. We think Holden and Dixon look tremendous!