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To think X factor should not have shown that awful gang bang song?

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turquoise Wed 24-Sep-08 18:07:22

I may very well be a totally unreasonable catsbumfaced old git, but having heard dd (10)and various of her friends singing the song a LOT since saturday, and having to explain WHY it's not really a good song to sing without getting into too much detail, I am thoroughly pissed off.

It's on at prime time when they KNOW loads of young children are watching, and they trailed the damn segment for about 3 weeks, I know it's a crap programme anyway but I just think it was completely wrong.

sockmonkey Wed 24-Sep-08 18:10:35

I was a bit hmm at them showing that song. Not good for anyone to sing really.

saint2shoes Wed 24-Sep-08 18:11:36

sorry please tell me what song you mean

turquoise Wed 24-Sep-08 18:16:15


wannaBe Wed 24-Sep-08 18:19:10

this year I have refused to watch the auditions on principle.

Because it's all set up.

And people are exploited.

And they rejected me at the very beginning and I was meant to be famous damn it. grin

saint2shoes Wed 24-Sep-08 18:22:10

hmm yuck
but yabu
the xfactor is full of stuff like that.

wannaBe Wed 24-Sep-08 18:24:17

People are naive if they think that it's all making dreams come true and shattering dreams etc - it's a carefully constructed set-up.

FioFio Wed 24-Sep-08 18:26:29

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Twiglett Wed 24-Sep-08 18:28:30

streuth ... really?

it's a crappy black lace song with lyrics that if you don't know what a gang bang are perfectly innocent

FluffyMummy123 Wed 24-Sep-08 18:31:29

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FioFio Wed 24-Sep-08 18:33:50

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wannaBe Wed 24-Sep-08 18:35:57

it's the number of auditions that opened my eyes fio. Once you get through the first round you have to get through another three auditions before seeing the judges. So those acts that are really crap have been told they're good enough as many as 4 times, only to be put through as entertainment fodder.

No wonder they're shocked when the judges tell them how crap they aeally are.

Imnotok Wed 24-Sep-08 18:38:42

You shoould read chart throb by Ben Elton .

X factor is one big set up from start to finish.

wannaBe Wed 24-Sep-08 18:41:09

I knew before I auditioned that it was a setup. I just wasn't quite sure how much of one. I wasn't under any ilusions though.

Twiglett Wed 24-Sep-08 18:56:07

ya should have done a duet wiv the dog LOL

TheSoapEatersMum Wed 24-Sep-08 18:56:44

YANBU, my DD is 9, it was played on radio 1 yesterday morning. I then had to contend with ( in the before school rush!) "mum what IS a gang bang anyway?" Me " It's when a band all bang their drums together at the same time " DD, " why would they do that up a wall?" Gaaaah! Stupid blardy song!!

loobeylou Wed 24-Sep-08 19:25:50

don't watch the show but looked at turquoises link and am really shocked. No way should that have been shown when so many kids watch shock

but its a sad reflection of what is deemed acceptable in our society

I was shocked when I first watched shrek II that some of the songs refer to "The prince with the sexy tush" etc - where has kids innocence gone sad

noonki Wed 24-Sep-08 19:41:32

I don't think most kids would understand it tbh

it always reminds me of Rita, Sue and Bob too which is the funniest film !

kt14 Wed 24-Sep-08 19:42:08

the x factor is pure trash anyway, but that blardy gang bang song has been going round in my head all week, just from seeing the trailer.

Having to bite my tongue to stop myself singing it out loud in the supermarket and the like..

noonki Wed 24-Sep-08 19:42:32

but I HATE the way X-factor show obviously mentally ill people auditioning

sick f**kers

Grumpalina Wed 24-Sep-08 19:44:56

Must admit I was extremely relived 8 year old DS1 was out of the room at the time becuase I would have had to explain!!!

kt14 Wed 24-Sep-08 20:02:15

agree noonki, and think it's even worse than usual this year.

The nauseating sob stories do my head in too, "so and so's goldfish died when she was only 6 months old and now she's singing her song for him" etc etc.

myredcardigan Wed 24-Sep-08 20:02:17

A gang bang is a party and nothing more. That's what the song (a very old song) is referring to. Any sexual reference is a recent 'definition'.

kt14 Wed 24-Sep-08 20:16:27

that may be true but itv are clearly trailing it in full knowledge of the new definition and how most adults/older kids are going to interpret it..

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