Michael Roux blasts Simon Cowell and The X Factor
Masterchef’s Michael Roux Jr has blasted Simon Cowell and The X Factor ridiculing and humiliating their contestants.
Masterchef’s Michael Roux Jr has blasted Simon Cowell and The X Factor ridiculing and humiliating their contestants. Roux, who has a reputation on Masterchef for being a “soft touch” has spoken out against the way shows such as the X Factor humiliate people and said he wouldn’t turn a Mr. Nasty.
“It’s easy to make shows where you scream, shout, vote people off and humiliate them. Simon Cowell and X Factor and in all of those shows there is voting off and ridiculing. That’s not for me. The example they’re setting is despicable.” – Michael Roux Jr quoted in The Sun
Roux isn’t the first time, nor will he be the last, to criticise shows such as the X Factor. The talent contestant, along with its counterpart Britain’s Got Talent, have been routinely criticised in the past for putting contestants in front of the judges who are venerable or clearly have no talent in order to be mocked. However, the counter argument is the contestants are aware of the nature of both shows before the enter.
Michael Roux Jr can next be seen in BBC Two’s Great British Food Revival on Wednesday at 8pm.