More Social Media Kool-Aid: Disgruntled 'X Factor' Contestant Claims "Something Was Fishy"

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November 21st, 2011

We're most used to our commenters alleging conspiracy in the TV business over the ratings, or renewal and cancellation decision, or scheduling, or whatever, when things don't go their way.

But now a contestant on The X Factor wants in on the conspiracy game!

The Hollywood Reporter quotes The X Factor contestant as saying:

“Not to sound cocky,” he continues. “But I don’t see how you can have the most followers on Twitter of all the contestants, most views on YouTube of all the contestants, and be voted in the bottom two. So, I knew something was fishy… ”

Another lesson learned in the "Social media success does not equal actual success" school.

We'd like to welcome eliminated X Factor contestants to come play Fan Excuse Bingo. The TV conspiracy game that never ends!

Edits: Originally had two different X Factor contestants' names confused in the post. Correction made.

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