Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 28 January 2015

Shazza: Bieber 'thinks he's black'

X Factor judge Sharon Osbourne said she wanted to to go out with a bang
X Factor judge Sharon Osbourne said she wanted to to go out with a bang

Sharon Osbourne has sparked controversy by saying that Justin Bieber "doesn't realise he's white and not black".

The X Factor judge spoke out about the pop star, whose bad boy antics have kept him in the headlines.

Sharon told "I feel really bad for him. There's this little kid with a huge dream, he's cute, girls love him, and he wants to be a mean boy, and he's about as mean as a f****n' kitten, and he's trying to act out.

"It's like pissing in a bucket. It's like, 'Oh, we're the bad boys!" F*** off! You don't know what bad is.'

"And I think that he's lost, I really do. I think he doesn't realise he's white and not black, that's a huge problem. And, at the point he's at in his career, it's so dangerous because we've seen it all before a million times.

"Where do you go when you're a child entertainer and then you want to transition to be a man? Very few make it."

Her comments sparked controversy on Twitter, with one user, ‏CraigStunna, writing: 'What Sharon Osbourne said about Justin Bieber was racist as hell! So him apparently acting "bad" means he's trying to be black? Oh ok?"

Rhoodje wrote: "Your comment about Justin Bieber is really racist! Define 'acting black' please?"

Sharon's remark came in the same interview in which she said she won't do more X Factor after this year's series and blamed Dannii Minogue for her previous decision to leave, branding the former X Factor judge "insignificant".

Sharon told "I chose to leave because I was uncomfortable there at that time with a woman that was on the panel.

"She's insignificant, but at that time, I let her get under my skin and I should have been the bigger person. But hey, I chose to leave. That's all in the past.

"I wanted to end it on the right note. I'm only doing it this one season, it's been 10 years, and I want to end it on the right way."

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