Allen Attacks Cowell And X Factor

LILY ALLEN won't be tuning in to SIMON COWELL's U.K. TV show THE X FACTOR this year (10) - she's attacked the talent contest and the music mogul in a series of online rants.
The hugely popular series returned to the small screen in Britain on Saturday night (21Aug10) and attracted huge viewing figures.
But the Smile hitmaker has made it clear she is not fond of Cowell's grip on the TV music competition genre - insisting the programme embodies everything "I detest about modern western culture."
On her Twitter.com page, Allen writes, "X factor - FAIL. Too set up/scripted in my humble opinion. I don't know how Simon Cowell has managed to get away with essentially copywriting (sic) the talent contest. It's beyond me, really."
And when one fan questioned her opinion, she angrily replied, "It's s**t. FACT! It's everything that I detest about modern western culture. Cowell is the only one who really benefits. People like you EAT IT UP."
Another follower asked if Allen's hatred of the show stems from not being asked to sit on the judging panel, alongside her former celebrity enemy Cheryl Cole and Louis Walsh, as well as Cowell.
She wrote, "I'd rather actually eat my own c**p, than sit next to any of those goons. Except Cheryl, obvs (obviously).
"I've better things to do with my time than feed the nation with the notion that doing cover versions will sort your life out."
Allen and Cole enjoyed a war of words through the press several years ago after Allen branded the singer's estranged husband Ashley Cole "horrendous" and called her bandmate Nicola Roberts "the ugly one" in her group, Girls Aloud.


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I totally agree with Lily Allen. The X Factor is complete rubbish! Most of the singers are very mediocre and any good singers will make it without being on there. It's more of a TV entertainment show than a talent contest. If it was about talent then Jedward would never have got past the audition stage! The only person who really benefits from it is the odious Simon Cowell! I love the way Lily says the things that most celebrities won't dare to say in public. Well said Lily!
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