Simon Cowell - Simon Cowell: 'James Arthur Needs To Keep His Mouth Shut'
Music mogul Simon Cowell has warned embattled pop star James Arthur to be more careful about what he says if he wants his pop career to last.
Arthur, who won Cowell's U.K. talent show The X Factor in 2012, has found himself in trouble on several occasion as a result of his controversial comments and became embroiled in a homophobia row in November (13) after using a slur in a rap he posted online.
He was in the spotlight again this month (Feb14) when a model posted pictures of a text message conversation, seemingly with Arthur, in which the person sending her messages became aggressive when she snubbed his request for sex.
Arthur insists the messages were sent by an assistant who he has since fired.
Cowell is adamant he supports Arthur as a musician, but has urged the singer to be more careful about what he says and to quit Twitter.
He tells Britain's Daily Star newspaper, "James has my full support as an artist but he has to keep his mouth shut and stay off Twitter. He also has to stop feeling sorry for himself because winning a show like that is is a really cool thing if you handle it right. He's obviously a little bit troubled just now but you can't get into these public wars and say the things he has said and get away with it. He has got to calm down and take yoga classes and please stay off Twitter."