The X Factor cleared over Rihanna and Christina Aguilera dance routines | Media | guardian.co.uk

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However, the regulator said that “approximately 2,000 of the 2,868 complaints about this programme were received following coverage about the performances in a daily national newspaper”.

Ofcom does not name the paper directly in its ruling, but MediaGuardian.co.uk understands that it refers to the Daily Mail.

At the time, the Daily Mail published a double-page story reporting “viewer outrage” at The X Factor performances and featuring pictures of Rihanna and Aguilera.

The regulator criticised the paper’s coverage of The X Factor final, noting that the pictures used were “significantly more graphic and close up than the material that had been broadcast in the programme, and had been taken from a different angle to the television cameras”.

via The X Factor cleared over Rihanna and Christina Aguilera dance routines | Media | guardian.co.uk.

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