Damon Albarn brands X Factor junk
Published 02/11/2010 | 16:55
Damon Albarn has slammed The X Factor, comparing it to fast food.
The Blur and Gorillaz star claims the show takes singers with beautiful voices and makes them processed like a hamburger, The Sun reports.
Damon said: "It's not good because, though from time to time they may stumble across a beautiful voice, they put them through a food processor and make them fast food - a cow is definitely a more beautiful thing before it hits the hamburger factory."
He went on: "I think music would be totally fine and in a healthy state if people weren't so preoccupied with celebrity.
"There is potential for insane cross-fertilisation but there's this sort of malignant tumour that keeps growing, very much based on a few TV and record executives practising this dark art of the television show."
Damon also questioned the treatment of the contestants who are given makeovers by their mentors.
He said: "They do things to these kids. They play with their bodies and their faces. They just bleach and sanitise everything about them and that's a very potent aspirational aspect of our society."