X Factor's Marcus Collins "victim of homophobic abuse"

The Sun reports that UK X Factor contestant Marcus Collins was called during the night and received "a torrent of racist and homophobic abuse."

The singer was reportedly woken by his phone ringing at 2.30am.
The newspaper reports that "The voice on the other end of the line was full of hate and spewed all sorts of racist and anti-gay abuse.

"He was saying, 'You don't deserve to be on the show. Who do you think you are?' and calling him every name under the sun.

"Marcus couldn't believe his ears and he couldn't understand how anyone got hold of his number in the first place."

According to The Sun, Marcus did not wish to report the incident to the police but did tell of his fears that the caller was someone from his home town of Liverpool who was a casual acquaintance.

Marcus is the only remaining male singer in the competition and is one of the favourites to win.

Date: 24 November 2011


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