Dannii Minogue Apologizes to Danyl Johnson for her Sexuality Remark
Looks like Dannii Minogue just became the most hated judge in reality talent shows. Dannii made an embarrassing remark about X-Factor contestant Danyl Johnson after he performed “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” from the musical Dreamgirls.
Dannii questioned why he had changed the lyrics, remarking, “If we are to believe everything we read in the paper maybe you didn’t need to change the gender reference in it.”
Dannii however offered her apologies to those who took the remark offensive. The Australian singer assured the viewers on Sundays’ result show that her comment was humorous, that Danyl hadn’t been offended or upset and that they had been joking about the subject during Friday’s rehearsal.
“I want to clear up exactly what happened on last night’s X Factor show and post my sincere apologies to anyone who took offence. I made a comment about Danyl changing the lyrics of his song,” Danni explained.
“It was meant to be a humorous moment about the fact he had an opportunity to have fun with his song. An openly bisexual guy singing a song that is lyrically a ‘girls’ song’. Danyl and I were joking about the very same thing in rehearsals on Friday, so it carried on to the show. I’d like to apologize to anyone that was offended by my comments, it was never my intention,” she added.
“I spoke to Danyl straight after the show last night and he wasn’t offended or upset by my comments, and knew exactly what I was saying. I understand X Factor fans do not want the judges to get personal with judging comments. During the course of the show all the judges become close to the contestants and this is because we adore them and care about them.”
You can watch Danyl Johnson’s aduition here.