Kate Nash says The X Factor encourages bullying culture
Songstress Kate Nash has given her views on televised vocal talent shows and gossip magazines, and explained that both perpetuate bullying.
Speaking to The Observer, the 'Foundations' hitmaker admitted that popular shows like The X Factor encourage the general viewing public to mock contestants because producers put people on the programme purely for entertainment value:
"We watch the grand finale of The X Factor, and we get all these rejected contestants coming on to sing – possibly people with a disability, certainly the elderly – and we all just sit and laugh at them."
She added that this culture of laughing at others has spilled out into print media and happens on the pages of celebrity-filled magazines, too:
"Then we buy gossip magazines, slagging off celebrities for walking down the street looking human, saying, 'Urgh! Look how disgusting and gross they are! They're fat and they're ugly, or they're too thin, look at their wrinkles and their crow's feet'."
"None of the adults who buy into that can turn around to kids and say, 'Don't bully each other'."
Watch her music video for 'Under-Estimate The Girl' below:
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