X Factor 2012: James Arthur brands comedian Frankie Boyle a “#prat” during Twitter row!

X Factor favourite James Arthur has got into a row with comedian Frankie Boyle on Twitter after Boyle said of James, “James McArthur is like a cross between a tramp and a duckling #xfactor.”

Replying to former Mock the Week panelist Boyle’s comment, James tweeted, “Poor old man making yet more s**t jokes about Xfactor because he knows that’s the only way he can get attention any more #prat”

Boyle then hit back “I think if I wanted attention I’d sing covers on a talent show, inked up like a schooldesk in a remedial class.”

To which James replied, “Your about as funny as aids..

“Your a sad man and I can’t wait to see you coz it’s about time someone gave you a reality check.”

Boyle is of course no stranger to controversy, or Twitter rows, given that he’s repeatedly made jokes about the family of missing Madeleine McCann, and made similar ‘jokes’ about Katie Price’s disabled son Harvey, which attracted hundreds of complaints.

However, today, a report in the Telegraph states that Boyle is suing Mirror Group Newspapers for what he described as a “very serious” libel over an article that was published in July last year with the headline, “Channel 4: we are back on the Boyle”.

The paper adds, “His barrister David Sherborne said that to call someone ‘racist’ was ‘obviously defamatory’, and contended the comedian did not object to being criticised but would not stand to be described as racist.”

Sherborne told the court, “Saying ‘vile’ or ‘offensive’, or his material is ‘vile’ or ‘offensive’, is one thing…

“He realises that that goes with the territory, so to speak. But accusing him of being a racist is an entirely different matter.”

It’s believed that lawyers acting for the Mirror Group will defend the article by stating they believe that the accusation of racism is true. They reportedly intend to cite various jokes made by Boyle to support their claim.

Eek!

On a lighter note, here’s a reminder of one of James’ performances last night…

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6 Responses to “X Factor 2012: James Arthur brands comedian Frankie Boyle a “#prat” during Twitter row!”

  1. Max says:

    I hate to say it but…

    I agree with Frankie Boyle

  2. JC says:

    Yeah, because Tweeting about some talentless little mug who will be irrelevant in 6 months time is the ONLY way Frankie can get attention. Let’s just forget about his sell-out tours and his record-setting DVD sales, shall we? This Arthur fella needs to get a sense of humour and fast, because should a miracle occur and he actually wins the contrived shambles that is the X Factor competition, he’ll be subjected to much worse comments and abuse than what Frankie is currently dishing out to him.

    To be honest, he’s lucky Frankie, with his humble one million plus followers, is even willing to waste the space on his Twitter feed on him. No publicity is bad publicity, as they say.

    By the way, if the Telegraph is saying that today, it shouldn’t be. The Mirror libel case isn’t a new thing. It was resolved at the end of October, and Frankie won. Research your facts a little better before printing them, please.

    Also, less of putting the word ‘jokes’ in inverted commas. Frankie is a comedian – his job is to tell JOKES. And your implication that the comments he makes as a comedian are intended as anything other than that is unjust. His humour isn’t for everybody, but whatever he does say, he doesn’t mean maliciously.

  3. Annoyed but anonnymous says:

    Frankie Boyle is a comedian. He makes JOKES! That is his job. It’s ridiculous that it’s gone this far! It’s like scolding Greg Davies for being tall. This is stupid. He got about 100 dislikes and an article about him in the sun for comparing Justin Beiber to a dog toy! If this is going to happen every time a comedian makes a joke then we may as well not have the job!

    Frankie Boyle was doing his job. As a uncencured comedian his job is to give voice to what we are all thinking! If James Arthur is going to react like that then he is an idiot. Everyone has some mark on their record. Everyone has something mean said about them once in a while. If JA is too much of a holier-than-thou world class MORON to realise that then he might as well not be a singer because every singer is criticised during their career, and if he is going to respond by calling them all “Prats” then maybe he should take a good, long look in the mirror because maybe, just maybe, he is a bigger prat than his critics.

    IT WAS JUST A JOKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. arjah says:

    Boyle then hit back “I think if I wanted attention I’d sing covers on a talent show, inked up like a schooldesk in a remedial class.”

    To which James replied, “Your about as funny as aids..

    “Your a sad man and I can’t wait to see you coz it’s about time someone gave you a reality check.”

    Is James arthur showing his true colours on his last sentence there?Is James one of these people that must win an aurgument at all cost?He sounds threatening to me?

  5. Helen says:

    James Arthur is an extremely talented youn man who has come thro
    a lot in his life. To slag off xfactor is fair game but to critise someone in the way he did isn’t funny. I hope James wins the competition and has a life that he deserves using his amazing talent. That won’t involve making other people feel bad about themselves. get over urself Boyle. Maybe ur jealous of new younger talent and are feeling a bit past it.

  6. hollie says:

    Its all a little bit OTT to me, its a few words between 2 people lol at the end of the day does it really matter? This will all be forgotton in a couple of days so everyone else should get over it too!
    P.s JAMES ARTHUR TO WIN !!!!

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