Steve Brookstein, former champion of “The X Factor,” tweeted HIV joke about the host Olly Murs’ “The X Factor” live mistake, and triggered his followers criticism. The English jazz and soul singer also made insensitive comments about the Paris attacks. Read on for more details.
According to Mail Online, Brookstein angered fans on Twitter by posting tweets that compared Murs’ live results show mistake to HIV, diabetes and genital warts.
Murs actually made a mistake in announcing that contestant Monica Michael would be leaving the show. It was before revealing her fate during Sunday night’s “The X Factor” results show. It was actually the time to reveal her fate.
Many people noticed Murs’ mistake and expressed their opinion on the social networking site. However, Brookstein compared the mistake with a doctor wrongly informing a patient that he/she has HIV.
“Oops Olly Murs let that slip… You’re going home. Oops sorry, not you’re not. Oh yes, you are. #XFactor,” Brookstein said in the tweet.
“Dr Murs, ‘Sorry you have HIV, actually no, sorry I’m wrong. You haven’t. My mistake. Hold on, yes, sorry you have HIV. Sorry.’ #XFactor,” added the jazz and soul singer.
The fans on Twitter expressed their anger in response to Brookstein’s tweets. However, he replied back to the shocked tweeters, and tried to defend himself.
Immediately after the online outburst regarding Murs’ live TV gaffe, Brookstein also commented about the recent Paris tragedy, reported the source.
Based on a report from Huff Post Entertainment, Brookstein’s Twitter followers were irritated by his humor attempts and bashed him for the comments.
Although Brookstein’s followers on Twitter criticized his tweets about Olly Murs’ live results show gaffe, he fought back and defended himself saying that they have misunderstood his comments.
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