X Factor USA: Simon Cowell is FURIOUS as Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore tells people to shoot him!

by Lisa McGarry

Ohhh Simon Cowell is not a happy bunny!

The X Factor boss has been very active on Twitter today and has been tweeting fluffy nice messages to his minion Olly Murs after he scored his fourth number one single.

However the music mogul has also used the micro blogging site to hit back at some enemies, namely Depeche Mode guitarist Martin Gore.

It seems that the 51 year old musician isn’t a fan of Cowell’s own brand of media manipulation and all encompassing talent shows and in a magazine interview last week, the British songwriter blasted:

“I think somebody should shoot Simon Cowell.”

We think it’s fair to say that Mr C is livid about the comments, especially in the wake of the surge in gun crime in America and he took to Twitter today to have a bit of a vent. Simon wrote:

“I read Martin gore wants to shoot me. He was is in depeche mode. Do you realise how weird and stupid that makes you. Go and watch the news.”

“Why I am angry about weirdo gore is a ton of people have got shot this year and people. Like weirdo gore encourage this.”

To give you the full context of Martin’s comments, he told Music Week:

“I’m not advocating violence, but I think somebody should shoot Simon Cowell.

“His influence in the music industry over the last God knows how many years it’s been now. It’s just like, so many people think that that’s what music is.”

It seems that while Cowell and his staff may be up in arms about Gore’s statement, some Twitter users think he has a point.

Many have used the incident to hit out at the X Factor boss and one tweeted:

“#MartinGore has more musical talent in his left boll*ck than anyone @SimonCowell has ever manufactured #TeamGore”

Another wrote:

“Good to see Martin Gore is saying what everyone is thinking!!”

A third teased:

“Dear @SimonCowell, come on Simon, Martin Gore is STILL in Depeche Mode. Still going strong after 30yrs .When is Leon’s new album out again?”

We want to hear your thoughts on Martin’s interview and Simon’s comeback in the comments section below…

Lisa McGarry

Lisa has been watching reality TV for too long now. She won't do any housework unless 'Big Brother' announces it over the tannoy and everything she does has to be put to a public vote!

1 Comment

  1. Ghee on November 29, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    ” Institution ” (sorry for wrong writing)

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