X Factor 2016: Boy George slams "ridiculous" Honey G

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Former coach of The Voice UK Boy George has slammed Honey G's appearance The X Factor.

In a chat with ITV's Good Morning Britain this week, George branded Honey G "ridiculous" after she survived the latest public vote.

"I think she'll be a great Britain's Got Talent contestant," he told the show. "For a singing show, it's ridiculous.

"The fact that Freddy got sent home and other people got sent home and she got kept, it's like a joke."

George went on to suggest that there was no longer any individuality in pop music because of shows like The X Factor.

He said that went the public start voting, "you lose control and that is a horrible feeling.

"That is why pop music is so bad because the public are dictating the art form and no body is individual any more."

Meanwhile Honey G - real name Anna Georgette Gilford - who calls herself a "genuine urban artist" has hit back at her haters.

“I have been a musician my whole life. I’m a heavyweight producer, I’m not a bedroom producer," she said this week. "I’m the finished article and I’m no different to the likes of Pharrell or Jay-Z.

"I find it quite insulting that people would think I am a novelty act, but maybe people have a problem with a white woman rapping.”

The X Factor 2016 is back this Saturday and Sunday night on ITV at 8PM.

The theme is divas and there will be guest performances from Shawn Mendes and John Legend.

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