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

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.”

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Posted: 24th, October 2011 | In: Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comments (3)