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X FactorDanni's comment about Daniel's sexuality

I thought that being gay was not an issue in this country anymore...
Danni was either just not thinking how it's gonna sound, or that comment was a calculated move. She might just noot like him.
Anyway - very awful thing happened.
It's like saying to someone black - 'oh, you sang a Celine Dion's song? But she's white!'
Apologies would be very appropriate.
I didn't like him very much, but now I feel for him.
Danni, please, during next plastic surgery ask them to stich your lips together for good.
Marius

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  • Li
    Linda Earle Dec 18, 2007
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    having had my finger on redial the whole programme without getting through I thought Rhydian
    must have won canyou imagine my horror when the other contestant won, was Leons line blocked or was it only Rhydian. If I could not get through it must have ment Rhydian was getting the full quota of votes.
    please explain how this happened, was there some sort of con going on as this did not just happen to me some of my friends could not get through either

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    Maggie Lane Oct 04, 2008
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    I was totally bored and appalled by the amount of protracted emotion displayed by the contestants in tonights show - is it sponsored by Kleenex. Does no-one just want to sing because they enjoy it, why must everyone have a trauma story to share? What on earth are the organisers saying to these young people to make them so emotional, the hype is just over the top - 14 year olds saying it's all I've ever wanted to do ( you have to get a life before you can make such a statement!).

    Husbands who have lost wives, daughters that have lost mothers, young men wanting to prove they are worth something to their real parents, a young women who has experienced drugs, prison and the loss of her children into care - this is supposed to be entertainment, but it is becoming utterly sickening and smacks of exploitation!! It is all far too much over the top emotional tripe. I can sympathise that the show may indeed provide the much over used statement 'a life changing opportunity' but the vast majority are heading for obscurity after their 5 minutes of fame. I appeal to the organisers to have a sense of responsibility towards those applying to achieve their dream. If this show does not take a more positive route then regretably after several years of watching the X Factor I will have to change my allegiance to strictly come dancing - it at least has a 'feel good factor' completely missing from the X Factor at present.

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    Jenevine Nov 09, 2008
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    I disagree that laura was voted off, she is a better singer than ruth the compatition is not about the judges scoring points on who's got the most contastents. its only because chreyl had 3 contestants left, luei has 1 and simon 1 and danni 2 thats why luei got rid of laura and that aint right its about the talent. luei should of went to deadlock to make it fair. something needs to be done about this all the wrong people are going.

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    frank Nov 17, 2008
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    i think the x factor should change its name to our tune and have simon bates introducing it i used to be a big fan of the xfactor not anymore its not about singing its o see who have got the saddest life

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    nicky Nov 29, 2008
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    welcome to the X factor 2008 !!! What a suprise. ! And i wish that i was being sarcastic, but i am not. Am being serious, as i cant believe myself. Its turned into a complete bomb shell literetly over night. We have danni manouge, who dosnt know what to do with herself all of a sudden. She starts to scratch her head, and then she strats to cry like a baby. Then we hav simon cowel, who seems to be cowering underneath his pillow. May be hes been having nightmares recently, because the simon coel that we all know and started to respect, has turnen into a shallow soul. Then we have loui, well loui, we never expected anythig from him any way. The people that run x factor this 2008 want the young lad to win. And win he will.
    its all abbout money these days, thats very true.

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  • Ge
    georgiegeorge Oct 11, 2009

    I think what Dannii said was pro gay NOT against it. Will Young has proved that being gay is not an iussue. What Dannii was trying to say is that's it's ok for him to sing about a man and that he doesn't have to pretend to be something that he isn't.
    Fair point if you ask me.

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  • Ca
    Carswell Oct 11, 2009

    ABSALUTELY appauled and disappointed by Dannii's comments in relation to Daniel's sexuality, her comments were highly unacceptable for a "judge" to make.

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  • Lo
    Lougib12 Oct 11, 2009

    Since the episode of x factor i have been deeply ragged about Danni's comments. It was unfair and i was angered that his sexuality has nothing to do with his performance and felt for him as his family, friends would all be watching. It is hard enough for Daniel having his private life thrown into the press without someone highlighting it after an excellent singing permformance. It was rude, unacceptable and for a judge to make remarks on a live show going out to millions is totally unprofessional and appauling- i hope consequences follow.

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  • Wo
    wotshewrote Oct 12, 2009

    I saw the comment on Saturday, and the apology on Sunday. A few thoughts go through my mind. Firstly, Daniel's issue is similar to Kandy Rain's. He wants to be famous, and so he should be prepared for regular intrusions and opinions about his private life. Dannii seemed to realise what she was saying, as soon as it came out of her mouth. But it really did look as though she began speaking before she began thinking. And her point was a fair one. She didn't say anything negative about being gay (or bisexual actually). She just stated a point that was true - he didn't need to change the gender of the song. He DID change the gender which indicates that he wasn't comfortable appearing gay on TV. That says more about Daniel's view of gay, than Dannii's. Think of that song "Valerie"... and how Amy Winehouse didn't bother to change it in order to reinforce her hetrosexuality. She could have... but it would have been a noticeable issue of her need to appear perfectly straight. Yes, Valerie can also be a guy... but you can't be sure and that's what gives integrity to her version of the song. Daniel didn't want to appear "gay" in his song. So he is the one who made a negative statement about being gay. Dannii just pointed it out, a little clumbsy of her, but I'm pretty sure it wasn't intended to hurt him.

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  • Li
    lizardlegs Oct 12, 2009

    A totally disgraceful remark for Dannii to make. If Danyl chooses to discuss his sexuality, that is a different matter altogether. I have some very good friends who are gay, but I would not dream of discussing them with all and sundry. As I recall, Carol Thatcher made what was considered to be a racist remark during a tennis tournament, a remark made off air, and she was sacked by the BBC immediately. Is Dannii Minogue different in some way, and hence to be treated differently, and allowed to continue? She may have apologised, but I am sure others in this position would do so if that were considered sufficient, including one from Strictly! As for saying Danyl was not offended by her remarks, he is hardly in a position to start making a fuss, now is he! Simon Cowell did not appear to over react, in spite of what he said on Sunday's show, I think it is a case of damage limitation. What a sad thing to happen on the first live show.

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    aaaaaaaaaaa Oct 14, 2009

    I have just seen X Factor "on demand" as I have missed the Saturday live show and COULD NOT believe Dannii's comment!
    She really really really disappointed me...Daniel was AMAZING and I wish he wins, because he's an amazing singer and really good entertainer!
    As far as Dannii is concerned she was wrong, and she shouldn't have made such comment.
    And what was with the judges altogether? It was like a playground "no my Barbie its prettier" "no my one has longer hair" etc.
    Anyway I LOVE the show...and go Daniel!!!

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  • Al
    A. Lynch Oct 24, 2009

    during X factor on 24 Oct 09 it was meant to be big band week but Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh seem to forget about that. Simon had Jamie sing a U2 song and Louis had the twins sing a Ricky Martinez song. neither of which were anywhere near the Big Band era. Do they fit the rules to suit themselves, especially when young voters will go for well known songs not realising the significance of the big band week. this is totally against the rules of the show, but who has the nerve to tell Simon.

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  • Kr
    krispix318 Oct 24, 2009
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    Really? It's a television show. If it actually impacts your life in some way, I suggest finding a hobby.

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  • Ta
    Tanks Oct 25, 2009

    Ricky Martinez?!

    That's horrible!

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  • Lp
    L Parker Nov 20, 2009

    Unfortunately Simon Cowell has lost his credibility as a judge on the X Factor. There was always going to come a time when as the Show's main financial benefactor, Cowell's objectivity as a judge over greed became an issue! Of course Cowell is going to keep Jedward in the show since they're generating so much publicity for the X Factor. These twins are an absolute joke! They can't sing, dance or even lip-sync in time! I always valued what he had to say but now it is clear that Cowell is driven by his pocket and not by integrity.

    Linda Parker
    Windsor, Berks

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  • Na
    nat.angry1 Nov 21, 2010

    It is an utter outrage that x factor / Itv are week in, week out continuing to steal money off viewers, as the show is clearly fixed to let so called 'entertainers' through whilst knocking out some extremely talented younge people who would do fantastic in the current music marrket I am truly upset that once again Wagner has knocked another contestant out and will jot be watching x factor again, neither will the majority of my friends and family. m

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  • Ko
    Kona Calling Aug 16, 2016

    A Double Thumbs Down for ITV & X-Factor: 1st the Crunchy Nut people apparently think that putting a baby in peril during X Factor is an entertaining or clever way to make me buy their product. Then a judge, clearly without judgement, goes deliberately out of her way to make a conestant's sexuality topical during his live debut on nat'l TV. She should be sacked or apologise unequivically. This is supposed to be family TV. ITV lost the plot on both of the above. We're going back to Strictly

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