X Factor Responds: Being Gay Wasn’t Relevant To Don Philip’s Audition

Posted on September 13th, 2012 at 11:29 am

Although Britney Spears' former duet partner is upset that X Factor omitted his emotional coming out on Wednesday's premiere, an X Factor spokesman says his sexual orientation was not relevant to his audition.

In an exclusive interview with RumorFix after the episode aired, Don Philip said, “Is Gay bad for FOX? I didn’t do anything bad. They edited the gay out of me.”

In a statement to RumorFix X Factor stands by its decision:

"The judges were given no information about Mr. Philips prior to his audition. The personal information that Mr. Philips quickly volunteered at the start of his audition was a surprise to the judges, who asked what had happened during the past 10 years, as they were interested in Mr. Philips’ career.  While we understand his decision to discuss his personal life, Mr. Philips’ sexual orientation was not something that any of the judges or producers felt was relevant to this audition. When advertising and promoting open auditions, thousands of people are informed about the ways to enter the show. Mr. Philips himself chose to enter for a chance to win a five million dollar recording contract."

  • 5 Responses

    1. They did not edit the gay out of you hunny….the flag was waiving loud and queer. You just can’t sing anymore.

    2. Mysharona42 says:

      I feel for ya, you have lost your singing voice, that must be a sad thing to face…. but seriously dude, take a look at your audition and then take a look at the young little 18 yr old who sang Pat Benitar….Sorry but no comparison, she rocked at her chance and you didn’t plain and simple. Being gay has absolutely nothing to do with it, maybe ask Adam Lambert

      • D.P.D says:

        Excuse but being gay has everything to do with it especially if Adam Lambert sings about hot guys & dances & kisses with them live on stage.

      • Dsesoteric says:

        I don’t think he was that bad a singer. Probably nervous seeing Britney and having to audition in front of her. He wasn’t worse than the bullied girl that got a standing ovation and a hug from Judge Lovato. Maybe she had a more empathetic story and a gay guy that used to know Judge Spears wasn’t exciting enough. The bullied girl got praised for a “raspy” voice, while this guy kinda had the same quality in his voice, but noone liked him. I actually thought he sang good, not incredible, certainly not bad enough to be ridiculed.

    3. Laveyancrow says:

      Why is Don’s sexuality irrelevant but Jilian being bullied isn’t personal and irrelevant to her audition?

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