Simon Cowell's Syco treated One Direction and Little Mix like 'slaves', claim Jedward's John and Edward Grimes

'Every contestant on the Xfactor was a slave to the show and got paid Zero while they made millions!' said the duo


                            Simon Cowell's Syco treated One Direction and Little Mix like 'slaves', claim Jedward's John and Edward Grimes
Famed from 'X Factor', musical duo Jedward slammed the show tweeting "The Biggest regret in life was not telling the judges on Xfactor to fuck off!" on Monday April 5, (Getty Images)

Irish singing and television presenting duo John and Edward Grimes, best known as Jedward, took to Twitter to launch a tirade against Simon Cowell and his Syco Entertainment in a number of tweets over alleged mistreatment of One Direction and Little Mix. The 29-years-old twins who appeared on the sixth series of 'The X Factor' in 2009 talked about the television show and the kind of treatment contestants get from the judges.

The tweet series started with Jedward, posting, "The Biggest regret in life was not telling the judges on Xfactor to fuck off!" The duo added, "Every contestant on the Xfactor was a slave to the show and got paid Zero while they made millions!" Speaking of the relationship between judges and contestants, the duo stated, "The fact that every contestant has to act like their judge mentors them! When in reality all they care about is their pay check!"

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Jedward slammed the show 'The X Factor' along with Simon Cowell and his Syco Entertainment (Getty Images)



 



 



 

Injustice against One Direction and Little Mix

The duo also slammed Simon Phillip Cowell, the record executive, principal, founder and chief executive of the British entertainment company Syco, the brand which had acts like One Direction and Little Mix signed under their name. Speaking of what sort of treatment groups like One Direction and Little Mix received, the duo said, “There’s a reason Syco is called Psycho! 1D and Little Mix are legally f–ked in contracts and can never speak out so we are!” Speaking of the judge of X Factor Cowell, the duo wrote, "Simon Cowell thinks he’s the Mafia leader of the music industry when in reality he’s nothing but a bad facelift!" They went on to add further, "There’s nothing MODEST about their previous management dictating their every move from Relationships to how they live their own lives! Justice for 1D & Little Mix!"



 



 



 

Simon Cowell and Syco under fire for mistreatment of One Direction, Little Mix and more (Getty Images)

The duo also made shocking claims that they have seen the contract of One Direction as it was sent to them by mistake. The duo wrote, "We have 1D’s contract which was sent to use (sic) by mistake cuz we had the same label! Same management! Same security and accountants!" Jedward also reminded their followers of the importance of empowering fellow artists and speaking against the corruption that perpetuates. They wrote, "This isn’t our story to tell! It’s an insight of how corrupt the music industry is! We’re sending courage & strength to all artists being fucked over! It ends now !"



 



 

Who are John and Edward Grimes?

John and Edward Grimes who go by the name Jedward made it to the television limelight after appearing as John & Edward in the sixth series of 'The X Factor' in 2009. The duo gained incredible popularity on the show spawning the term 'Jedward Paradox', which stems from the fact that despite judges showing dislike to the duo's music, the musical duo attracted ironic popularity where fans praised the duo like no other. The duo later went on to release four studio albums: 'Planet Jedward' (2010), 'Victory' (2011), 'Young Love' (2012), and 'Voice of a Rebel' (2019).

John Grimes and Edward Grimes of Jedward attend the MTV EMAs 2017 held at The SSE Arena, Wembley on November 12, 2017, in London, England. (Getty Images)

Later, former 'X Factor' runner-up and soul singer Rebecca Ferguson released a statement putting forth the necessity of bringing fair treatment to musicians. The statement said the singer will meet up with Oliver Dowden, the British Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to speak more on the issue.



 

Justice for One Direction, Fifth Harmony and Little Mix

The tweet tirade by Jedward caused a stir on social media as fans demanded justice for One Direction and Little Mix. A fan wrote, "We can’t forget any of the mistreatment all 3 of these bands went through as young teens and young adults. all 14 of these individuals didn’t the hell Syco put them through! JUSTICE FOR FIFTH HARMONY JUSTICE FOR 1D AND LITTLE MIX!" Another fan slammed the company stating, "They couldn't fight while they were stuck in that record company, now we'll fight for them!!! JUSTICE FOR 1D AND LITTLE MIX JUSTICE FOR FIFTH HARMONY!"



 



 

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