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Enforced Endorsement of British Forces 'Morally Repugnant'

category international | rights, freedoms and repression | press release author Monday October 27, 2008 21:20author by Richard Walsh - Republican Sinn Féinauthor email tiocfaidh at btinternet dot comauthor phone +44-7835 620 592 / +353-87 261 8603 Report this post to the editors

RSF hit out at X Factor.

Republican Sinn Féin hit out at the reality television show “X Factor” for cynically using an Irish contestant to promote British Imperial misadventures throughout the world. A spokesperson for the organisation said that it was morally repugnant that producers would pressurise contestants into endorsing foreign occupation.

On the latest edition of the show, contestants including County Derry’s Eoghan Quigg were forced to perform a song in tribute to those who have invaded Ireland, Afghanistan and Iraq, and countless other countries, and displaced and murdered the native populace.

County Derry-based Director of Publicity for Republican Sinn Féin, Richard Walsh, said: “It has also come to light that X Factor forbade Kevin Lynch’s Hurling Club from using the name of the club on banners in support of Eoghan Quigg. Instead, the banner is in the name of ‘Dungiven hurlers’.

“X Factor on the one hand are promoting British aggression throughout the globe, and on the other are shunning a man who selflessly sacrificed himself on hunger strike in support of the right of the Irish people to govern themselves. He resisted British occupation through all means at his disposal.

“Concerns have also been expressed that all contestants will now be forced to wear Britain’s Imperial Poppy, which is soaked in the blood of countless men, women and children. Such a move would be a further insult to the heroic memory of Kevin Lynch.”

author by Dave Ppublication date Mon Nov 03, 2008 13:06author address author phone Report this post to the editors

If it was't for the seriousness of the comments, that would have been one of the funiest things I have ever read!!

An organisation that has represented itself by murderig thousands of women, children and men, mostly inocent civilians going about their daily business, complains about the represetation of bloodshed!!

Sorry, but murderers don't get to take the moral high groud and sinn fein are master murderers.

author by 455WGpublication date Fri Dec 05, 2008 17:47author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Until now I have always thought X Factor was not worth watching. Clearly I have misjudged them. I am now a convert, and will be an avid viewer in the future.

author by adouglasmhor - I remember when Sinn Feiners thought tweed suits were cool :publication date Sat Dec 06, 2008 01:06author address author phone Report this post to the editors

He wasn't forced he could have walked out if he cared in the least about the shinner point of view , what do you think they would do, torture him to make him sing along.

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