Cheryl Cole back on the x-factor!(27 Posts)
Am i the only one to think this is a bad move? I can't stand her!
That racist thug? No, can't stand her either OP.
My kids love watching it. Looks like we'll be switching off.
Oh no. I really can't take to here. Another reason not to bother with X factor.
How is she a racist thug?
Sorry for my naivety, that's a genuine question
They were not meant to be I did as in shock, sorry I guess it should be as in the written word.
Didn't she call a black toilet attendant the N word? Then she attacked her?
My mistake she was cleared of the race bit but guilty of assault. Here OP www.theguardian.com/uk/2003/oct/21/helencarter
Wtf, how does : and o come out as [ grin ] (I'm doing spaces I hope it works.
Copied and pasted from another article. Well said:
On the night of the assault, Cheryl Tweedy was already wasted - on vodka and Red Bull, wine and complimentary champagne - when she staggered down to the ladies' lavatories. There sat 38-year-old Sophie Amogbokpa, a black lavatory attendant, who earned a paltry £25 a night with which she funded her part-time law degree. In the course of a dispute - during which Miss Amogbokpa requested that Tweedy pay up for the sweets she had snatched - an energised Tweedy punched her very hard in the eye. In the pictures, Amogbokpa looked as if she had been horribly mugged: she suffered pain for weeks.
Tweedy was charged with both racially-aggravated assault and simple assault. The former hinged on whether she had called Miss Amogbokpa "a fucking bitch" as a witness claimed, or "a fucking black bitch" as Miss Amogbokpa subsequently claimed. The jury decided that there was not enough evidence that Tweedy's assault was prompted by racism rather than uncomplicated viciousness, and so convicted her of plain assault. The judge called it "an unpleasant piece of drunken violence" for which Tweedy had shown "no remorse whatsoever". Well, that's it, I assumed, Tweedy will now get the sack.
She didn't: instead, the record bosses at Polydor breathed a collective sigh of relief that the racism charge was overturned, and a spokesman blithely announced that: "Cheryl's position in Girls Aloud is not affected." A few days later, Tweedy was prancing around on Top of the Pops. The personalised message to fans on her website reads: "thank U so much 4 everything. I really appreciate it: loadsa love hugs and kisses" - rather as though she had just been through some terrible kidnapping ordeal that was no fault of her own.
Had Tweedy been convicted of racially-aggravated assault, Polydor was preparing to eject her from the band. Racism is to the music world what extramarital sex was to John Major's government: to insult Miss Amogbokpa as a black woman would have been career suicide. Even the white rapper Eminem - known at the beginning of his career for the reckless vitriol that he poured upon women and gay men - was smart enough to steer clear of lyrics attacking black people. If he hadn't, he would still be stuck in his trailer park, eating his Mom's spaghetti.
To punch Miss Amogbokpa simply because she was a human being trying to do a thankless job properly, however, appears to pose no public relations problem at all. The all-powerful machine that grinds out "celebrity" can even absorb such a brutish little incident and use it to garnish the perpetrator's lucrative "bad-girl" image.
If pressed, apologists for Tweedy hint that such bad behaviour "is what pop stars do". It isn't, actually. There is a clear difference between drinking and drugging oneself to self-destruction - the traditional hobbies of the off-duty rock star, however senseless - and physically attacking someone who has done you no harm. Even blind rages are rarely blind of self-interest: it is worth noting that Tweedy hasn't yet thumped her boss at Polydor, or even the manager of the VIP lounge at The Drink. She chose to vent her drunken fury on the humble lavatory attendant, someone she considered of little account.
What will be even more disturbing is if Britain's teenagers buy this nonsense. Teenagers are very keen on fairness: they are wont to cry over homelessness and furry animals caught in traps. Yet sometimes unfairness is extremely close to home, and it doesn't get much more glaring than a freshly-minted pop star assuming she has the right to skip down from the VIP area and rough up an older woman who is working for £25 a night.
The loutishness of Cheryl Tweedy - and what the music industry's indifference to it says about the power of celebrity - should repel us. But the most shocking thing of all is how few people seem to be in the least bothered by it.
Thanks household. I still think she's a prize twat though
Her and Ray Quinn need to be blasted up into space.
I've managed to avoid Dancing on Ice thank gawd!
I couldn't watch that show if I tried, the kids hate it.
I actually quite liked watching the show. She's going to ruin it.
Apparently, The red haired one from Girl's aloud lied on Cheryl's behalf to get her off the racism. I look at the photo of the toilet attendant and I do wonder at the rage that must have been flowing from Ms. Cole as to why she battered her so badly for somebody so little. Then I say, "yeah, this bitch DID say what she said" and she thought it, too.
Marrying Ashley Cole was a PR stunt. We all know what he's down for. Plus the fact that his mother doesn't appear to have installed any love for his black side in him ( hence Ashley Cole's brother's tweet about Rio Ferdinand when he got that coin thrown at him). Ashley Cole's opinion on being mixed race as opposed to black says it all "I'm not black. I didn't grow up listening to reggae or soca". Sorry (well, I'm not), but with a non accountable black father and a warlord mother, I can well imagine the conversations about black people that went on in the Cole household when he was growing up.
Then Cheryl and Ashley's contract was up ( his "stud " status being reinstated, what with all the women he apparently cheated on her with), Cheryl does the XFactor/all black men fancy Cheryl Cole/ Will.I.AM starts stanning for her to try and get her on side for the not easily fooled black American public. None of this, rightly works in the U.S. Then Cheryl "I would like a family" Cole starts bearding for Derek "He's straight, really?" Hough, he wants her to solidify the bearding relationship by marrying her, she gets cold feet. Blah, blah, blah...no X Factor, derided for her "singing talent", starts another "relationship" this time with another Black man who looks light in the loafers, exhibiting not one ounce of sexual chemistry....Beyonce, Rihanna, Usher, Fiddy Cent and all dem can't or wisely won't hook her up with beats or a duet (they do not want to run the risk of the American Black Public and plus, Cole is God awful), she's running out of money.
Then she is seen in Milan with Elly "she would have been previously too "plain" for La Cole to associate with" Goulding and whoosh! Simon "never knowingly to consider right from wrong" Cowell (who thinks he is kidding creation with the PR about Mr Styles being a lover of all things female, regardless of age) sweeps in to distract himself from his new domestic life and saves Cheryl's bank account (whilst she still looks like she does and not like her mother who looks like she loves a ruck, too) . Cheryl humbles herself (privately) and publicly (and shamelessly) takes the only job being offered to her pertaining to the entertainment industry which she claims to be a part of. No doubt an album will coincidentally be recorded as the same time as when the series goes out.
Just in case La Cole still suffers from self importance completely out of ratio to her fame and talent , this is all opinion and most of it typed in a drunken stupor. Allegedly.
The red haired one is called Nicola.
ha ha brilliant posts.
I haven't watched for a while, but definitely won't now. I also think she is awful and have never forgotten what she did to that poor woman.
I completely agree with the above posts- it sent out an awful message. She should have been sacked.
And she CAN"T sing. Does she really believe she can? Stop trying to sing for the good of everyone.
She's just a twat. My dd thinks she's amazing ffs.
god it's bad enough as it is without her back. used to like watching the auditions, but now see no reason at all to bother. she's a has been. i mean what does she actually 'do' now?
Prepare for the Cheryl show. She'll be all over the tv, papers..
Karma is a bitch-Sophie Amogbokpa's incident will follow her everywhere like a bad smell.
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