Well, we all knew this might happen at some point: The X Factor judges have opted to save Honey G over a, shall we say, more serious act.
Yes, after tonight’s sing-off, judges Simon Cowell, Sharon Osbourne and Louise Walsh sent 20-year-old singer Ryan Lawrie home, while keeping the ‘genuine urban artist’ in the competition.
And Twitter went into meltdown…
Imagine getting sent home over a middle aged woman thinking she's Jay z #XFactor
— B E H L U L (@behlul_official) November 20, 2016
First Brexit, then Donald Trump and now Honey G is about to win X factor might as well just write 2016 off now ????????
— Aaron Bumby (@Aaron_Bumby) November 20, 2016
— Harrison Travis (@Travis6Harrison) November 20, 2016
Did that really just happen? #XFactor
— Josh Middleton (@MiddletonPlays) November 20, 2016
The Show is about singing. Seriously judges I lost all my respect for youu. Thats just ridiculous #XFactor
— dreamer (@Greekdiretioner) November 20, 2016
— Emma McGarrity (@chappyb27) November 20, 2016
And there’s a lot of anger in Cowell’s direction in particular, after the head judge sent Ryan Lawrie, his own wildcard act, out of the competition…
Think Simon should’ve backed up his wildcard #XFactor
— alexandra (@alexandranoell) November 20, 2016
Simon saved Honey G over his wildcard act, proves anyone can be a snake???????? #XFactor
— tonicha mathieson (@t_mathieson_) November 20, 2016
Is this a joke ????????
Honey G over Ryan???
Glad to know Simon doesn't even believe in his wildcard #XFactor
— ???? (@_Smurf_0) November 20, 2016
And yes, some managed to see the funny side…
— Tony Shepherd (@tonysheps) November 20, 2016
But the majority were absolutely fuming…
— Emma Lancaster (@EmmaLan79651693) November 20, 2016
Honey G is an embarrassment and shows exactly why shows like #XFactor are not worth watching. Genuine talent goes unnoticed because of it.
— Jack Binstead (@JackBinstead) November 20, 2016
The X Factor continues on ITV next Saturday night at 8pm