XFactor 2013 final 12: Lorna Simpson angers bosses over gun picture

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X Factor UK finalist Lorna Simpson has reportedly angered bosses over a picture of her posing with a shot gun.

Last we saw the 26-year-old chosen as one of Sharon Osbourne's final three Overs, making it through to the live shows.

But controversial pictures posted on her social network pages are said of have annoyed producers.

And there's been calls from some campaigners to force Lorna out of the competition, after she posted pictures of herself posing with a shot gun.

Lorna explained: “This picture was taken in Jamaica and is a policeman’s gun. I have never and would never condone violence of any sort and have participated in charity concerts promoting anti gun-crime messages.

“I was just 18 years old when I met my ex and it was a very troubled relationship. I was young and naïve and he controlled and abused me.

"I am proud to have escaped him and am hoping that X Factor will give me the opportunity to better my life.”

A supposed X Factor source told the Daily Mirror newspaper today: “Lorna has been unbelievably stupid and bosses will be absolutely furious because this is hugely embarrassing for her.

“But she isn’t a bad person. She has been naive and is guilty of being easily influenced rather than anything more sinister.”

Meanwhile, Anti-gun campaigner Gleen Reid’s called on the show to axe the singer.

She said: “This behaviour sends a bad example to young people who will think she’s in the media and can do this so why can’t I?

“I think X Factor should take her off the show."

Browse pictures of the first half of this year's X Factor final twelve below...