X Factor 2016: Gifty Louise slams 'racism' after being kicked out of the show

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Gifty Louise has slammed racist abuse she's received since leaving The X Factor 2016.

Gifty made a shock departure from the show last night, leaving in the sing-off against Four Of Diamonds.

Taking to Twitter after the show, Gifty revealed she had been on the receiving end of racial hatred.

"Wow.... At the amount of racial abuse I'm getting..." she wrote to her followers.

The talented singer added in a separate message to the social networking website: "I tolerate a lot of things, but one thing I won't tolerate is racism. Don't bring that crap anywhere near me. I'm black and proud hunny."

Gifty's comments come after former Great British Bake Off contestant Ruby Tandoh attacked X Factor and claimed that Gifty's exit was "typical" of the show's "essence of racism".

"X Factor channels the purest essence of racism, and Gifty getting sent home is absolutely typical of this," she wrote in a series of messages on Twitter.

Meanwhile, Gifty has hit out at The X Factor judges for allegedly conspiring to get her off the show.

She told DigitalSpy: "I personally think they planned to vote me out – so you know, it is weird really. I did hear Louis say to Sharon, 'vote Gifty out'. And everyone heard it."

And Gifty accused: "I personally feel like they voted me out to get rid of the competition. They all voted me out – it's fine, I take it as a compliment. They want me out because they think I can beat their other artists. That's fine."

A spokesperson for The X Factor told the website: "The judges make their decisions about who to send home in the sing-off purely based on the contestants' singing and their performance."

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