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X-Factor Winner X'd For Gay Slurs

James Arthur, 2102's winner of The X Factor UK, has been hoping for a comeback since getting dropped from Simon Cowell’s record label. He was supposed to appear on rapper Professor Green’s forthcoming album. But then, Arthur opened his big fat homophobic mouth.

Arthur released a diss track laden with homophobic slurs including gems like ‘You f*cking queer’, and promptly got himself removed from the record. Speaking to Digital Spy, Prof Green, "He just kind of imploded, didn’t he? It’s a shame, when I met him he was a cool guy but he just upset so many people."

 When Arthur released the diss track in November last year, it led to a backlash from the gay community and its allies. Album sales also immediately started to drop. When Arthur said the slurs were not intended to be homophobic, Simon Cowell said the singer should "shut up and just put the records out,"

 So we're asking you:

* Do things like "you f*cking queer" sound intentionally homophobic?

* Or do things like "you f*cking queer" sound not homophoic or anything at all?

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U have to hear the song completely to understand it's intent. 

But more than likely it's a homophobic slur, and he didn't think it would be a big deal. Then when it was, he tried to cover it up. 

Same thing go to Simons record label. They knew the song he put on there. They let it slide bc they thought it would be ok. 

They knew what he put on it 

Regardless of how he meant it to come across, it was clearly wrong! The word is derogatory and inappropriate! No different than when a white person calls an African American the "N" word! Never should be spoken!

Regardless of how he meant it to come across, it was clearly wrong! The word is derogatory and inappropriate! No different than when a white person calls an African American the "N" word! Never should be spoken!

IT DOESN,T MATTER HOW HE SAID OR WHY HE SAID, BUT HE SAID IT/ NOW GROW THE FUCK UP.  FAGGOT. - [ HOW,S THAT }

Love it.

I met to say a response to another comment. Hope he drops.We don't need anymore of that shit talk

My self worth is not determined by white trash. A homophobic slur has little to do with me and more to do with other people's insecurities. That having been said, I don't like rap music and I like it less when it projects animosity towards any group of people. This guy just killed his own career because he's stupid and trapped in his own insecurities.

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First of all, I wish gay media would stop trying to make themselves seem powerful by using the word "homophobic" when they really mean "anti-gay". For "homophobic" implies a fear of homosexuality, which gives the gay community a sense of empowerment we might not necessarily have depending on the motives of the individual.

With that said, James Arthur saying "you f*cking queer" doesn't sound intentionally homophobic. But it is DEFINITELY 100% ANTI-GAY.

Six or one half dozen. Phobia or hatred. Are either really productive. I totally agree that it is anti gay and he's entitled to be that. I just wish people's thoughts could come with an auto-edit button so that they don't purposely sound so blatantly ignorant :-)

Didn't like him then, don't like him even more now. Still say Ella should have won

"You f*cking queer" is an insult, so your question is stupid.

Good riddance too bad rubbish ... mr. one hit wonder .... I wonder why no one cares ... seriously He's such a douche bag

Sad. He probably released it hoping it would bring more attention to him and people would buy it to hear his hatred. Glad to hear it backfired. And yes---it IS homophobic.

Of course its homophobic and  intentional....theres to many people who say that and when they are told off come up with bullshit.

honestly who cares this shit is the typ of shit that's destroying the gay community as we go 2 war over every single little slur 

James Arthur, 2102's winner of The X Factor UK, .......um 2102? lol wow, love it when cute typo's like this happen

Great catch!

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