X-Factor Contestant Compared Olly Murs' Blunder to HIV Diagnosis


A former contestant on the X-Factor has been slammed for comparing a mishap by Olly Murs to an HIV diagnosis


When Olly Murrs revealed Monica Michaels was leaving the show ahead of schedule, Steve Brookstein responded on Twitter. The first ever X-Factor winner compared the blunder to a doctor telling a patient that they are HIV positive.


The tweet caused a backlash from angry Tweeters. But Brookstein was not deterred.

On Sunday, he tweeted again changing the word HIV to genital warts:


And throughout the day, he continued to Tweet and ReTweet responses to his *joke*

Meanwhile, Olly Mrs apologised on Twitter for his mistake:


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