Note the smug look on his face. Also, that when black singers get “racist” comments on twitter, it’s from lighter skinned black people!
TV star Chris O’Dowd yesterday claimed black singers don’t go far enough on the X Factor because “the viewing public is racist”.
The Moone Boy actor revealed whenever he has spare time he is a “big X Factor fan” and loves watching the programme with wife Dawn Porter.
But the 34-year-old gets annoyed that ethnic-minority hopefuls are always voted out early by the public.
The Bridesmaids star told the Radio Times: “Generally my favourites go out in the first few weeks.
“And, of course, because the viewing public is so racist, all the black, strong singers go out in round five every year.”
A number of X Factor contestants have complained about being attacked for the colour of their skin while appearing on the popular show.
Last year Hannah Barrett revealed she was subjected to online abuse and was told she was the wrong colour to be a successful artist.
She said: “I’ve received a lot of horrible, racist comments on Twitter.
“People say I’m too dark to be a singer.
“People say, ‘You’re black and ugly’, nasty things like that.
“The sad thing is most of them are made by black people who just have lighter skin than me.”
And Rough Copy admitted they liked to try and fight back against the racist abuse they received by getting their fans to take on the bigots.
Member Joey Thomas said: “Sometimes I’ll respond, thanks so much for your support.
“I’m happy you noticed us… then the fans eat them alive.”
Last year, Chris was also annoyed when a film he starred in was transformed for its American release by erasing the black female stars from its DVD cover.
The US sleeve for The Sapphires gave the the four lead Aboriginal actresses’ skin a blue hue and hid them behind a huge picture of Chris.