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Friday, 2 November, 2007

Emily kicked out of X Factor after ‘Happy Slapping’ Video Posted on net

Filed under: 2007 Contestants, Emily

15-year old X Factor contestant Emily Nakanda has been booted out of the X Factor after videos of her physically assaulting another girl were posted on the Internet.

In the video Emily is heard telling the girl she is going to rip her hair out, before saying “If it rips out I’m gonna get blood on my clothes.”. Emily is reputed to be a member of a gang, and calls herself ‘Lady Shiverz’.

Emily’s mother released a statement, saying “As a family we are heartbroken and are very disappointed with Emily’s behaviour, we feel that there is no choice but to withdraw Emily from the competition.

Emily regrets her actions but there is no way, as a family, we can excuse her behaviour. Emily is very sorry to have let the show, Sharon and the viewers down.”

It is expected that now only one act will leave the show tomorrow night, rather than the two that had been planned.

This series of X Factor is fast becoming the most controversial yet - already Sise was kicked out of Hope for failing to complete her community service after assaulting a member of staff at McDonalds.

The full video can be see online at The Sun.


  1. Young black people are sorely in need of a positive role model. In the area that I live young black people terrorise the community, young black men turn violent if young girls politely turn down their sexual advances. There is no protection or support for the victims of their crimes.

    People are too scared to confront the ‘gangsta’ element of the black communities for fear of being called racist.

    I hope that if Emily hadn’t quit, then the X Factor would have booted her out.

    I am mixed race myself and sickened that all the sacrifices that people of colour have made in order to give black people rights have been in vain. I am also angry that people upon seeing my colour, will make a judgement based on the actions of cruel and malicious thugs, of which Emily is one.

    A young person with a knife/gun revels in the swaggering status of a coward. I hope X Factor bosses speak strongly against Emily’s behaviour and give young people the message that violence against others is not accepted.

    Comment by Ruth — Friday, 2 November, 2007 @ 18:11

  2. she disghusts me, im glad she is out, and she acts so innocent.i hate bullies. she was crap anyway. poor sharon, although ive always said she made the wrong choices with her acts.

    Comment by lindsay — Friday, 2 November, 2007 @ 22:05

  3. Absolutely deserved, good riddance.

    Comment by Alex Crawford — Friday, 2 November, 2007 @ 23:17

  4. I hated that girl. She acted so innocent and so deserving.
    “It’s like I’ve been singing all my life, but now, there’s like, a point to it..” she said.
    Bah! I have never heard such rubbish in my life.
    She was kicked out rightly so, and I hope we never hear of her ever again! Gangsters / bullies / whatever you name them are all cowards, drowning in their own bath of false self-power. She should never have walked into that studio, she has disgraced herself and projected a bad image onto the wall of multiculturalism.

    Comment by Rory Brosnan — Saturday, 3 November, 2007 @ 23:34

  5. Ruth
    I am a white woman and do not view emily’s behaviour in terms of her race! Many people of all races and religions unfortunately have the capacity to be cruel and aggressive and I for one do not judge people on the colour of their skin. She could have been any one of lots of young people out there.
    But I still have faith in the next generation. I know many young people who are good and kind. I do not know the truth of the video - the reasoning behind the “scrap” and so on but I think the right decision has been reached. Violence for whatever reason bar self-defence can never be right.

    Comment by esther — Sunday, 4 November, 2007 @ 00:24

  6. I think it is right that Emily has been booted out, but i thought she was really good and also i think that sharron should off been able to get another act to replace Emily.

    Comment by john — Sunday, 4 November, 2007 @ 00:34

  7. Totally agree with the decision of kiking her of the show. i am 15 the same age as her and i no i wldnt want someone lk her to win x factor as we should be looking for rolemodels for kids younger than us and also older thinking how proud you can be of your son daughters etc but i wouldnt agree with her sighning a contract and making a life of hers while she is ruining other peoples !!!

    Comment by HeatherG — Sunday, 4 November, 2007 @ 14:10

  8. I hope all the young people out there have learned something from Emily’s behaviour. If you behave badly it WILL come back and haunt you. She had the chance to fulfill a dream and had that dream ripped out from under her for the sake of what? A few minutes of ‘bigging’ herself up in front of her ‘friends’? How do you feel now Emily? Was it worth it?

    Comment by Wendy — Sunday, 4 November, 2007 @ 21:44

  9. Good riddance I say, how dare she stand there with her sob story (most people have one after all) when she’s been making a poor innocent girls life hell. I watched the video and I was sickened, I hope that this haunts her for a very long time, nasty piece of work.

    Comment by Annette — Monday, 5 November, 2007 @ 12:28

  10. I don’t know what to think of her. I didn’t anything had happened till the show. I feel kinda sorry for her ‘cos even though she was being a bully (I hate bullies, their disgusting) everyone is going to recognise her on the streets wherever she goes and are gonna talk about her. Serves her right though. stupid cow. Agree with John about Sharon should be able to bring in another act, but the others might not think it was fair.

    Comment by Heather — Monday, 5 November, 2007 @ 12:32

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