Thursday, March 10, 2011

Simon Cowell Attacks Elton, Calls Him "Money-Grabbing"

Elton has continually criticised the X Factor, having called the show ‘boring and a***-paralysingly brain crippling’ and suggested Cowell cares more about cash than discovering new talent.

But Cowell defended the show on Piers Morgan’s US chat show, saying claims the X Factor has crushed emerging talent are ‘absolute rubbish’.

And in a scathing attack on the singer, Cowell said Elton is the one more interested in making money.

He said of Elton: ‘Well, look. This is somebody who charges what, a million dollars a private gig? Two million dollars, you know? I don’t know whether he’s concerned about himself – maybe he is.

'But they always bleat on that we’re not giving other people a chance.

'And I always want to say to them, “I tell you what, you just made a million dollars off your last private gig. Go and give it to a bunch of young musicians you care about, put them in a studio. Go and nurture them. Go and spend some time looking after them. Then I’ll buy your argument."

‘They’re only worried about themselves.’

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Chris said...

Cowell is upset because Idol is better than ever without him. And as I recall, Elton gives scholarships to musicians, not to mention the huge amount of charity work he does. If I had a million dollars, I'd pay for a private gig and it would be worth it.

Anonymous said...

The private gig money goes to EJAF, his charity.