Britain’s Got Talent Hairy Halo Jonathan Antoine gets Susan Boyle-ed
CAN the media turn Britain’s Got Talent’s Jonathan Antoine into a victim and give him a Susan Boyle-styled hairy halo? The Daily Star makes fist of it, leading with:
“I NEEDED SHRINK TO FACE COWELL”
Wow, indeed. This sounds as is Jonathan Anotoine has mental health issues. Can it be that Antoine, the teenaged talent from Essex who performs live with his band Outside Art and has sang at London’s South Bank Centre, is so scared of Simon Cowell he needs a head doctor?
James Inham writes:
Britain’s Got Talent star Jonathan Antoine suffered a nervous breakdown after years of taunts about his size.
Jonathan Antoine is fat. This makes him an object of wonder. Fat used to mean jolly and confident, the life and soul of the party. Now it mean your a sad victim, TV’s Biggest Loser who needs help, saving and beating up.
The 17-year-old, who stunned millions with his amazing operatic voice last night, is seeing a psychiatrist and believes he can go all the way in the ITV1 show.
But viewers didn’t know that brave Jonathan, who has already been likened to Paul Potts and Susan Boyle, is having to see psychiatrists after suffering the breakdown in October.
We know it now.
The talented teenager is currently off school and is being monitored closely by BGT staff to ensure he can handle the pressure of performing on one of Britain’s biggest programmes.
He’s 17. Jonathan Antoine does not legally need to attend school.
“I sort of had a nervous breakdown back in October. And at that point I left the school I was at and rejoined the school I was at previously. But then I couldn’t handle that either, so I’m currently not at school.”
He also hit out at people who compare him to other unlikely BGT stars.
“I don’t want to be roped into a category with Paul Potts and Susan Boyle because I want to be seen as my own person.”
Says the Star on tis front page:
“Nw Su-Bo’s mental health battle.”
Quick. Turn off the oxygen…