Tuesday, March 20, 2007

What A Bad Loser!

Eurovision loser Justin Hawkins says Saturday's contest was a "stitch-up" and has branded the British public "either racist or stupid" for choosing Scooch.
The former frontman for glam rock band The Darkness partnered black singer Beverlei Brown on his entry They Don't Make 'Em Like They Used To.
Viewers of BBC One's Making Your Mind Up show saw him storm off stage when the pair were voted off.
Hip-hop act Big Brovaz also lost out to Scooch.
On his MySpace blog, Hawkins raged: "The United Kingdom must be either racist or stupid not to have voted for Big Brovaz or Beverlei Brown (she looked and sounded fantastic).
"It's like when multi-award winning, multi-million selling Lemar lost to David '3 stars at Burger King' Sneddon in Fame Academy all those years ago.
"Nothing ever changes.
"The whole thing whiffed of a stitch-up, particularly when you consider that our supporters had their banners confiscated by security, whilst Scooch fans were filmed proudly waving theirs.
"When Big Brovas were eliminated, my heart sank and I thought, 'the dream is over'. I was right."
While I will defend Mr. Hawkins' right to express an opinion and share his doubts about the tastes of a number of people, branding the British public as racist on the basis of the results of a television talent show is itself ridiculous and stupid. Mr. Hawkins' whining strikes me as a case of sour grapes!

No comments: