The X Factor's James Arthur Rants At Internet
He tears a strip off 'w**kers' who criticised contestants on web forum...
The X Factor contestant James Arthur has let rip at internet forum users over their negative comments about him and his rivals on the show.
The 24-year-old singer, from Teeside, got a strop on after reading criticism of the contestants on the popular Digital Spy forum - and took to Twitter to vent his spleen.
He said: "Who are these people on the Digital Spy forums!?!? Do they have no idea that there nothing but negative lowlifes for even typing such s**t!?
"Some of these fools don't even realise how disgustingly ignorant and ridiculous there opinions are!! Get a life. I wouldn't normally rise to it but I'm in genuine disbelief that these clowns dare to write the s**t they write on there! They should be locked up for some of the s**t they say about us lot.
"Rarely do I go on s**t like Digital Spy which is made for w**kers with no lives who wanna find out what's happening on Corrie next wk but when I do all I see is abuse! I reckon they should shut that s**t down!!"
However when some of his fans who also used the site messaged him on Twitter, he did do a minor backpedal.
He admitted: "Maybe that was a bit of a generalisation, but all I meant was there is a lot of negative people on there by the looks of it."
And James isn't the only one to have been getting his knickers in a twist on the internet recently - because Carolynne Poole had a Twitter beef with TOWIE's Maria Fowler last week.
Commenting on the way their argument escalated after she defended rival Kye Sones against comment from Maria, Carolynne told Digital Spy: "It's hard because it was my first mistake. I just said, 'Give it a rest', it was tongue-in-cheek.
"I don't know how she took it, but she laid into me quite fiercely. I learned my lesson early. I learned people are reading what we are tweeting."
There has been yet more internet-related drama for Lucy Spraggan, who has revealed that her grandfather only found out she was gay after Googling her name.
But she told Look magazine that he wasn't really bothered by the news: "I was never really 'in'. I made my family call me Max when I was 4 and shaved my head to look like a boy... there was no shock.
"My granddad found out on Google recently and said, 'We've got loads of grandchildren, one of them was bound to be gay'."