X Factor: “I’m Public Enemy No 1” says Simon
Simon Cowell last night claimed to be the most unpopular man in Britain after X Factor fans went mental over his backing of Jedward.
“I’m going to get a lot of flak for my decision. I’ll be public enemy No 1. People always like to disagree with me but I know this will be more controversial than usual”, he told The Sun after thousands of people threatened to boycott the show.
“There will be people who are Lucie fans and think she should have been given a chance,” he added.
Figures released today show that a massive 3,000 people complained direct to ITV over his decision and Facebook groups calling for a boycott of X Factor gathered pace overnight.
Web bosses were even forced to shut down a discussion forum on the ITV site through sheer weight of traffic as people accused Cowell of keeping the twins in a bid to keep ratings high by relying on their popular support to see them through on Sunday night.
Last night the suspected wig-wearer claimed that he had no knowledge of how the vote would go and simply struggled to make up his mind.
“I didn’t think either could win so it seemed fair to let the public have their say.
“But I had no idea how the public vote had gone – I never get told what the figures are. I always make my decision based on what I’ve seen.”
There were also complaints about Louis’s two fingered gesture to the audience.
An Ofcom spokesman said: “There are a number of complaints which we’re looking into.”
Surely they slap a fine on Cowell for having bad taste?