The judges of the X Factor caused controversy and a social media meltdown yesterday when they announced that contestant Rylan Clark would be going through to the next round – the all important judges’ houses; causing the Essex wannabe’s name to trend worldwide last night.
Reality Starlet Mille Mackintosh from Made In Chelsea wrote:
‘just had to turn the tv down #xfactor #rylan’
User @jaymeatsix said:
‘Absolutely dreadful decision to put that Rylan Clark through!!’
And @hannthewanted Tweeted:
‘Yeah but Rylan is a novelty act compared to everybody else talent.’
Rylan who appeared in last night’s show in ‘Spikes and Sparkles’ sang his own club version of Pussycat Dolls’ song ‘Don’t Cha’.
Gary Barlow who is an outspoken critic of Rylan was not moved by the blonde turned brunette, when the openly gay hunk said:
“This is my only chance to show you guys what I’m all about… I’m not a Whitney wannabe’
A fair amount of homophobic abuse was hurled at him via the site, with user @KyleHankins tweeting:
‘That f**king rylan only got through because he’s gay and louis fancies him #queerc**ts’
‘People wonder why were sometimes harsh to gay ppl [sic] then idiots like rylan clarke [sic] come on TV’
XFactor is Corrupt I’m hearing Rylan (fake made up gay homo name) got through, who wants to find him and kill him ?!
Rylan has tweeted in the past that he had be dealing with death threats since appearing on ITV’s flagship show – but said:
‘It’s all part of the fun.’
An X Factor spokesperson said:
‘We are looking into the matter.’
X Factor continues next Saturday at 8.10PM