People Shocked As Simon Cowell's Words To X Factor Contestant Resurface Online

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A damming video showing Simon Cowell issuing some harsh words to an X Factor contestant has resurfaced and gone viral.

Since the video has resurfaced, judges Simon Cowell, Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh have come under major criticism for advsing the X Factor contestant Samantha at an audition to lose weight. 

It was also reported since the audition, Samantha was expecting at the time this audition took place. 

Samantha had already explained in her VT that she had cancelled her honeymoon in order to audition for the show. 

After her audition, which saw Samantha sing Mariah Carey's Hero, Louis Walsh said, "I think you should have gone on your honeymoon. I really do. It's nothing special Simon". 

"You sound nice", Simon Cowell added. "But you look like a shop-girl, that's the problem". 

Samantha responds by saying, "OK. That's something that can be worked on". To which Simon responds with, "Well it's a lot of work". 

The singing hopeful then added she believes that Cowell thinks she is overweight, to which Simon states, "You are. You really are". 

Surprisingly, Simon then decides to put Samantha through to the next round.  "Do you know I'm going to say yes because for the simple reason I'd like to see what this girl is willing to do because I think she's got a nice voice and I like her ambition. Down to Sharon". 

Sharon Osbourne certainly did not mince her words, commenting  "Mrs Go-On-A-Diet and I'll see you at the next round". 

This video has led to many people reflecting on Twitter about the impact of reality TV on body image.

"I was never comforted by older woman in my family because they had been influenced to think the same or they felt equally as bad", one wrote. 

Another viewer also added, "I can't stand watching back old tv clips and realising how bad the influence was on teenage girls like myself then, no wonder I felt horrendous over my body". 

 "It's no wonder so many of us have horrendous self-esteem when these are the shows we grew up watching/thinking was normal!".

"Wow, body shape or size has nothing to do with her vocal talent", another commented. "Terrible to believe this was accepted as recently as it was".

Back in July it was announced that the X Factor would come to an end after 17 years.  


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