Lily Allen has better things to do than 'X-Factor'
August 25th, 2010
10:30 AM ET

Lily Allen has better things to do than 'X-Factor'

If you think Simon Cowell is harsh, wait until you hear what Lily Allen had to say about the former "American Idol" judge and his U.K. show, "The X-Factor."

The 25-year-old singer dissed Cowell's Brit talent competition - which he'll adapt for the U.S. in the fall - during a Twitter tirade on Saturday.

"Too set up/scripted in my humble opinion," she tweeted. "It's everything that I detest about modern western culture. Cowell is the only one who really benefits."

Allen also questioned just how Cowell, 50, managed to come to own the concept of talent shows. "I don't know how Simon Cowell has managed to get away with essentially copywriting [sic] the talent contest," she said. "It's beyond me, really."

When her followers accused Allen of just being angry that she was never asked to be a judge on "The X-Factor," things really hit a sour note.

"I'd rather actually eat my own crap than sit next to any of those goons," she tweeted. "I've better things to do with my time than feed the nation with the notion that doing cover versions will sort your life out."

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  1. s

    she's been asked several times to appear on x factor and was the original judge lined up before cheryl cole, no bitterness just sheer least she isn't afraid to say what millions think.

    August 25, 2010 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Patrik Wagner

    Good for you Lily Allen! I wish more modern day musicians thought like her...

    August 25, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  3. whatever

    And WHO is Lily Allen again? I guess attending red carpet Vaseline sponsored events takes top billing over anything uber successful, mega rich Simon Cowell has to offer. 14:55, 14:56, 14:57....almost out of time Lily.

    August 25, 2010 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  4. troll patrol

    whats a lily allen?

    August 25, 2010 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  5. emrok

    sourgraping.....simon doesn't need you anyway!

    August 25, 2010 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  6. Natalie

    Just another reason why Lily Allen is pure awesomeness.

    August 25, 2010 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |

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