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X Factor ‘Bully’ Misha B Will Kill The Sunshine If She Does Not Win

by | 24th, October 2011

X FACTOR Monday: the Daily Mirror leads with news of Misha Bryan, the Manchester wannabe dubbed Misha B by the marketing-minded judges and a nod to text messaging. The front-page headline informs us:

“I WAS A BULLY..BUT I’LL CHANGE”

That ellipse was teasing. Anorak had supposed that in the lust for ratings and something original, we might have got:

“I was a bully.. And I loved it”

or

“I was bully.. Vote for me or I’ll kick your face in”

Instead we get the usual recovery position in which the X Factor starlet is presented as a victim. The opening line of Mark Jefferies’ report tells us:

BROUGHT up by an aunt, Misha Bryan was 10 when she discovered her mum had abandoned her at just three months…

That’s an undeniably sad story. And it’s why she became a bully, right?

Speaking of the trouble she got into as a 15-year-old at Trinity High in Hulme, Manchester, she said: “At school I was bullied – and I did bully people myself, but I am a different person now.”

So. The story of Misha being a bully is the story of her having been bullied. The contestant adds:

“When I was younger, the stuff that I had to deal with was tough. You make mistakes and learn from them. I got into arguments and I used to get called to see the headteacher. I got into situations where there was a lack of communication and a lack of understanding.”

Adding:

“Sometimes I would get sent home just to take time out. At any age you get into conflicts.”

This PR offensive is the X Factor’s attempt to rescue the show’s one decent singer from allegations that she’s not all that pleasant. On the weekend’s show, Tulisa Contostavlos whose NDubz’s co-star Dappy once threatened to have a woman hurt and who told us that her dream

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