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Rylan: 'X Factor viewers should be locked up over homophobic abuse'

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X Factor contestant Rylan Clark has angrily stated that viewers need to be "locked away" for the homophobic abuse they have been sending him online, declaring: "Enough is enough."

The controversial singer lashed out against the "absolutely disgraceful" comments on Twitter, stressing that he is just an "honest and genuine" person who has not used "sob stories" about his "seriously ill" mother to his advantage.

Rylan Clark
The X Factor finalists leave the rehearsal studios to head to Eurodisney
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"Don't think people understand some of the stuff that I get sent day in and day out," he wrote. "Some of you should be locked away for your comments...regarding my sexuality, it's absolutely disgraceful. Imagine that was your son or brother that was receiving those messages enough is enough.

"I'm a 24 year old normal boy who has auditioned for Xfactor, never come from money, my mother is seriously ill, and not one have I used that...as a sob story or a reason to validate my place on the show.

"I would rather be judged on the reason why I'm actually on the show to sing...and perform."

He continued: "I TOTALLY understand I haven't got the best voice in the competition but have proved that I can just stand there and sing...for those of you that have supported me thank you [so] much."

The X Factor Week 6: Rylan

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'The X Factor' contestants and judges arrive at the rehearsal studios
London, England - 19.11.12
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Clark then appeared to make another dig at fellow X Factor star Christopher Maloney by saying that "the truth will always out" - a phrase he used when questioned about the Liverpudlian's alleged diva behaviour in a previous magazine interview.

"The truth will always out in the end and I look forward to the day when people see that I have been...honest and genuine throughout and polite to everyone during this process," he said, before "signing off".

The comments mark Clark's second Twitter tirade of the day after he hit back at X Factor judge Gary Barlow for describing him as "absolute s**te" at a gig this week.

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