X Factor Finalist Lauren Murray Reveals She Has Received Death Threats From Viewers
The other X Factor stars have also been receiving threats…
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According to X Factor contestant Lauren Murray, the stars of this series have been receiving death threats from viewers.
Lauren has revealed that she and her fellow contestants have been shocked by the extreme messages they have received on social media, saying: "People can be so mean on Twitter, they forget we're all just normal people."
She continued: "A few of us have even had death threats. And we've had people send pictures of themselves cutting our names into their arms. It's horrible."
Speaking to The Mirror, the talent show finalist admitted she's doing her best to block out the negative comments.
She said: "I just try to tune it out. I've got a lot of lovely messages from fans too, so I just have to focus on that."
Lauren also says she's been recieving some advice and guidance from the judges, saying: "[Rita Ora] told me not to listen to any negativity and focus all my energies on the competition."
That seems like good advice to us!
- By Megan Downing
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