Saturday, 12 October 2013
This sort of tabloid rhetoric really annoys me and let me tell you why. Firstly read the headline: Why is the X Factor making idols of thugs, drug abusers and a porn star? Scandal of wannabe pop stars' tainted posts. It goes on to say: X Factor contestant Kazeem Ajobe cautioned for common assault and Cannabis possession. He also received community service after being involved in a mass brawl. Another contestant Lorna Simpson, 26 was once married to a Yardie cocaine dealer and Tamera Foster was cautioned for assault of a 16-year-old girl She has also boasted in the past about her taste for illegal drugs. So why do I think this article is so destructive? Surely programs like the X Factor give these kids the opportunity to get themselves out of the streets and out of the lifestyles they were stuck in and better themselves??? In America many ex street gang members have been encouraged to join dance groups, choirs and music groups, are these kids to be condemned because of their past??