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Reasons To Hate X Factor X-Bot Kitty Brucknell: She’s Ginger

by | 26th, August 2011

KITTY Brucknell is back in the news. The X Factor’s X-Bot would like us to know that she was bullied. No, not only by the tabloid press. Kitty was bullied by her peers at school. We had thought that the sex tape would follow the tales of fixes, drugs and racy photos, but we were wrong. It and the romance with a fellow contestant will have to wait. The X Factor bosses have pressed F5 on the X-Bot’s head and we’re on to the bullying.

The Sun laps up the PR:

X FACTOR show-off Kitty Brucknell, aka Kimberley Dayle, told last night how she was forced to hit the hair dye bottle after she was branded the GINGER MINGER. She was mercilessly mocked for her strawberry blonde locks throughout her teens, TV Biz can reveal.

Mercilessly? Says Kitty:

“People were awful just because I had ginger hair. They would laugh at me and call me ginger minger. It was a nightmare. I was bullied all the time and it made my self-esteem hit rock bottom. I tried to stand up to the bullies but there didn’t seem to be anything I could do. In the end I decided the only way to do it was to dye it as blonde as I could, which didn’t exactly do wonders for my hair.”

And how does the Sun, which has done its best to turn “fame-hungry” Kitty into a figure of hate, describe this gingerism? Well, one photo of a flame-haired singer is captioned:

Simply red … but she got ribbed at 16

So. She dyed her hair to stop the “ribbing”. Right?

The caring Sun then speaks with “talent boss Damon Summers“:

“Last night the man who launched her career told how the Gloucestershire girl initially tried out as a ginger singer.”

A ginger singer of ginger songs by Rick Astley, Geri Halliwell, Lulu, Cilla Black, Sonia…

“I suggested she dyed her hair to play Britney and Christina Aguilera.”

Such are the facts when the tabloids are looking for a hate figureā€¦


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