X Factor 2012: Rylan Clark reveals he’s worried for his family after more death threats on Twitter – this s**t needs to stop!
As we reported earlier this week, X Factor hopeful Rylan Clark has been bombarded with hate filled messages from fans of the show who took exception to the fact that Rylan made it through to Judges’ Houses from Boot Camp…
Many viewers considered that Rylan had “taken a place” that could’ve, or should’ve, depending upon your opinion, gone to other singers who are considered to have better vocal ability than Rylan does.
However, if he get through to the live shows – as I suspect he will, given that I’m pretty sure we saw Nicole and Ne-Yo placing pics of James Arthur, Jahmene Douglas and Rylan on the table as they declared they’d chosen the final three – that online hate is sure to escalate.
And Rylan is of course aware of that and is bracing himself for the almost inevitable onslaught, which, as mentioned, has already begun.
In today’s Sun, Rylan has explained that while he’s obviously not a fan of getting such vile messages on sites such as Twitter, it’s the effect on his family that really concerns him…
He said, “I’ve had death threats, I’ve been told I’m going to be bottled and my face sliced open.
“At times it has killed me and it’s disgusting – some of these people act like I’m a murderer.
“It has made going out in public quite daunting.”
“But reading comments threatening to break into my house and firebomb me would shock anyone.”
It truly is horrendous – as Rylan said, what exactly is his crime here?
Ok, he may not be the best singer in the world, but on what planet is that cause to threaten to kill someone?!
Plus, he’s a genuinely really nice guy and incredibly funny, and at the end of the day, the judges put him through, so if anyone feels the need to be so bloody hateful, then – newsflash – you’re misdirecting your hatred.