Death threats and homophobic rants have been sent to X Factor gay duo Bradley and Ottavio after it was revealed they would be heading to the live shows of the ITV talent show.
The singers from Southampton made a name for themselves for their extravagant costumes, make-up and camp styling.
They are being mentored by judge Louis Walsh in the groups category, alongside Brooks Way and 5 After Midnight.
Both contestants are facing death threats online.
— Botchvhan (@killbradley1234) September 30, 2016
Walsh has even faced horribly homophobic tweets for his choice to put them through to the live shows.
Louis Walsh is a dirty fucking boy loving deviant faggot cunt #XFactor
— The Dark Stranger (@raggaboy) October 1, 2016
Get rid of the fucking faggot’s are you fucking mental Louis? #XFactor
— Andre Dunk (@DunkAndre) September 25, 2016
A lot of homophobia is even coming from gay people on Twitter, saying things like Bradley and Ottavio make them ‘ashamed to be gay’.
It’s even coming from drag queens.
— Lee Ditto (@mrleeditto) October 2, 2016
An X Factor spokesperson told us all contestants have access to a welfare team at all times to discuss concerns or worries about the competition.
‘The welfare of our contestants is of the utmost importance to us,’ they said.
‘We have a social media team who work closely with our contestants and can help report any form of abuse.’