The winner of the British pop star reality show X-Factor has publicly slammed Rage Against The Machine. 18 year old Joe McElderry and RATM have been involved in a battle for the number Christmas #1spot on the U.K charts.
A Facebook campain was started by Jon and Tracy Morter in order to get Rage Against The Machine‘s “Killing In The Name Of” to the top stop, which worked. The band sold over 500,000 downloads of the song, beating McElderry‘s Miley Cyrus cover of “The Climb” by 50,000 copies.
McElderry revealed recently that he hadn’t even heard the song, but has since had a listen and had this to say about it…
“They can’t be serious! I had no idea what it sounded like. It’s dreadful and I hate it. How could anyone enjoy this? Can you imagine the grandmas hearing this over Christmas lunch? I wouldn’t buy it. It’s a nought out of ten from me. Simon Cowell wouldn’t like it. They wouldn’t get through to boot camp on ‘The X Factor’ – they’re just shouting.”
What a douche.