‘X Factor’ contestant hit with racist abuse on Twitter

Singing hopeful Gifty Louise Agyeman, 20, singled out a troll who tweeted a racist opinion at her.

Eliminated X Factor contestant Gifty Louise Agyeman has revealed she has received racist abuse on Twitter.

The 20-year-old Londoner called out racist trolls on Twitter both before and after her exit from the singing competition yesterday (October 30).

“I tolerate a lot of things, but one thing I won’t tolerate is racism,” she tweeted yesterday. “Don’t bring that crap anywhere near me. I’m black and proud hunny.”


She also singled out a troll who had tweeted a racist opinion at her.

Agyeman said on Twitter today (October 31) that the abuse had yet to stop, writing: “Wow…. At the amount of racial abuse I’m getting…”

Agyeman became the fourth act to be eliminated from this year’s X Factor live shows on Sunday after the judges voted to save girlband Four of Diamonds ahead of her.


Meanwhile, this year’s most controversial candidate, Harrow rapper Honey G, has progressed to week five of the live shows.

Appearing on spin-off show The Xtra Factor last night, Professor Green said of Honey G: “I don’t feel she should be in the competition. I feel like she’s taking the right mickey out of rap and I feel like it’s a bit of an injustice.”

He added: “It’s an entertainment show but music is at the core of it, come on.”

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