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Simon calls Anti-X Factor Rage Against the Machine Christmas campaign stupid
11 Dec, 2009 - 2:12 AM by James
Simon Cowell has branded the Facebook campaign calling for Rage Against The Machine’s 1992 single Killing In The Name to be this year’s Christmas No 1. "stupid" and "cynical".

At a press-conference he said "If there's a campaign, and I think the campaign's aimed directly at me, it's stupid. Me having a number one record at Christmas is not going to change my life particularly."

"It does however change these guys' lives and we put this opportunity there so that the winner of the X Factor gets the chance of having a big hit record.

"I think it's quite a cynical campaign geared at me which is actually going to spoil the party for these three.

"I also think it's incredibly dismissive of the people who watch and enjoy the show... to treat our audiences as if they're stupid and I don't like that."

He also said: "Everyone has this slightly distorted view of Christmas numbers one being incredible. There was that ghastly Cliff Richard song a few years ago, Bob The Builder. So we haven't exactly taken away anything special, it just so happens that our record, to coincide with the show, goes out at Christmas."

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