I know, I know. You’re probably surprised to see the word ‘Kardashian’ and ‘nipple flash’ in the same sentence, because that family is just so private and prude. But believe it or not, Khloe Kardashian wore a see-through top for her X-Factor hosting gig, with only a sheer sheet of fabric existing between the entire nation and her nipples.
The X-Factor hasn’t been faring very well in the ratings department, so I’m assuming that this is a last ditch effort to save the show. If this doesn’t work, a Simon Cowell sex tape will likely be in the works.
Khloe, who was recently announced as X-Factor’s new host, alongside Mario Lopez, wore a sheer top on the show, which caught Simon Cowell’s attention, who said it was very “distracting.”
If you’re that interested, you can see video of the nipple making its debut here.
Who’s to blame for the fashion flop? Hurricane Sandy, says Khloe.
“We moved the show up because of the hurricane, so my stuff that was being sent was stuck on the East Coast,” she told Hollyscoop backstage at the show. “That top [arrived from the East Coast] first thing.”
I suppose in addition to food, there was a bra shortage on the East Coast as well.
“The shirt was lined and everything! I’m surprised that much showed!” she says. “When I went on, Simon was like motioning to me to cover up, and I was like, ‘what’s he doing?'”
Meanwhile, the show has hit an all-time ratings low. According to Nielsen Media Research, an episode that aired on October 23 got only 5.71 million viewers. On average, their season 2 episodes had been bringing in 9 million viewers. That’s a huge drop.
The show was on the chopping block recently, as they were spending significantly more money during Season 2. Presumably, it was to recruit Britney Spears for the show. Totally worth it. Fox ended up renewing the show for the 3rd season, under the condition that they would make big spending cuts. So we might be looking for a cheaper judge for Season 3. Whatever happened to Rebecca Black, by the way?
But back to Khloe’s nipples. The media got wise to the fact that this could very well be a ratings poly. As E! Online reported:
“The new X Factor host’s ultra-sheer, ultra-revealing top on last night’s live show helped Fox finally score the ratings they’ve been expecting after adding Britney Spears and Demi Lovato as judges. For the first time, X Factor came in first place in the coveted 18-49 demographic, leading Fox to win the night overall. The overall audience jumped by 30 percent.”
Well played, Cowell. Because if there’s anything that’ll get the public’s attention, it’s an erect nipple.