‘Can’t believe how harsh they used to be,’ one person wrote
A resurfaced clip from Xファクター has gone viral on social media for its extremely mean content.
Footage from the first series of the show, 放送された 2004, was shared on TikTok.
After the hopeful, named Samantha, sings Mariah Carey’s song “Hero”, Cowell says: “You sound nice, but you look like a shop girl – that’s the problem.”
Cowell then says it would be “a lot of work” to change, to which Samantha replies: “I know what you’re saying.”
He then asks the hopeful what she thinks he’s saying. “That I’m overweight," 彼女が言います, and Cowell immediately responds: “You are. You really are.”
ウォルシュ, who brands Samantha “mission impossible”, says he is not putting her through to the next round. しかしながら, Cowell decides to give the hopeful a chance, leaving Osbourne with the casting vote.
She puts Samantha through, but brutally says: “Mrs, go on a diet.”
When Samantha returned later in the series, she told presenter Kate Thornton that she was seven months pregnant, 述べる: "一日の終わりに, I’m pregnant. There’s nothing I can do about it. So I’m going to try and go as far as I can, the way I am.”
The clip has been met with outrage, with many praising the recent decision by ITV to axe the long-running talent contest 後 17 年.