Belfast Telegraph

Damon Albarn brands X Factor junk

Damon Albarn has slammed The X Factor, comparing it to fast food.

The Blur and Gorillaz star claims the show takes singers with beautiful voices and makes them processed like a hamburger, The Sun reports.

Damon said: "It's not good because, though from time to time they may stumble across a beautiful voice, they put them through a food processor and make them fast food - a cow is definitely a more beautiful thing before it hits the hamburger factory."

He went on: "I think music would be totally fine and in a healthy state if people weren't so preoccupied with celebrity.

"There is potential for insane cross-fertilisation but there's this sort of malignant tumour that keeps growing, very much based on a few TV and record executives practising this dark art of the television show."

Damon also questioned the treatment of the contestants who are given makeovers by their mentors.

He said: "They do things to these kids. They play with their bodies and their faces. They just bleach and sanitise everything about them and that's a very potent aspirational aspect of our society."


From Belfast Telegraph