Cheryl defended herself against the harsh backlash she received over her X Factor performance on Sunday night.
Cheryl performed her comeback single “Love Made Me Do It” on The X Factor in the U.K., taking the stage for the first time since the birth of her son Bear. After crawling across the stage and suggestively licking her own hand, many viewers claimed the performance was raunchy and inappropriate. According to The Daily Mail, 15 complaints were made to Ofcom, the television broadcasting regulator, about Cheryl’s performance. The quality of her vocals also came under fire from critical viewers.