X Factor's Rylan Clark hits back at haters in Twitter rant

Published Thursday, Nov 22 2012, 13:09 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
The X Factor's Rylan Clark has given his online abusers a piece of his mind in a Twitter rant after weeks of abuse.

The controversial contestant, who freely admits to being one of the weaker singers on the show, divides opinion up and down the country as he remains in the competition while talented singers like Ella Henderson are sent home.

Rylan Clark
The X Factor finalists leave the rehearsal studios to head to Eurodisney
London, England - 12.11.12
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Judges and contestants outside The X Factor rehearsal studiosFeaturing: Gary Barlow
Where: London, England
When: 19 Nov 2012
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But the 24-year-old seems to have had enough criticism and has gone on a lengthy Twitter rant, telling trolls their comments are "disgraceful".

"Don't think people understand some of the stuff that I get sent day in and day out. Some of you should be locked away for your comments," the tirade began.

"Regarding my sexuality, it's absolutely disgraceful. Imagine that was your son or brother that was receiving those messages enough is enough."

In a brutally honest series of messages, the Essex lad told followers his mother is "seriously ill", that he had "never come from money" but had refused to use these things as a "sob story" to keep him in the show.

Rylan Clark Twitter rant 22.11.12

© Twitter / @RylanClark



The rant from the normally cheerful contestant may have been sparked by alleged comments made by judge Gary Barlow on Tuesday night.

According to an unconfirmed report in The Sun, Gary was less than complimentary when he quizzed the audience at a Mencap charity concert on what they thought about Rylan. (We've contacted X Factor for a comment).

Rylan responded with tweets that have since been deleted (see below), apparently calling Gary out on his alleged comments: "I'd rather be "absolute s***" than just stand there and sing the same old stuff every week on the spot....... #boreme. @GBarlowOfficial."

© Twitter / Rylan Clark



With the final looming in the not too distant future and acts like James Arthur finding themselves in the bottom two, this tension is likely to come to a head on Saturday night's show.

Do you think Rylan get too much abuse? Or should he have been sent home a long time ago? Let us know in the comments below and you could win our Comment of the Week prize of £50!

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