Misha B was featured on "The X Factor" back in 2011 and recently came forward to accuse the production of racism.
Another competition series in under fire. We've recently reported on Gabrielle Union continuing her fight against America's Got Talent, and now it's The X Factor's turn. Back in 2011, powerhouse singer Misha B was featured on the eighth season of the British competition series and ended up finishing fourth, but she now claims that her time on the show was fraught with microaggressions and racism.
On Monday, Misha B shared a video from her time on The X Factor. The clip shows the singer immediately after a performance as she's being critiqued by the four judges, and during the discussion, she's told that other contestants have complained that she's too confident, feisty, and a bully. Later, one of the judges who berated her with such remarks conducted an interview where he said he was told by producers that Misha B had been bullying contestants and urged to bring that up while she was on stage, even though he hadn't spoken with any contestants himself and never had proof that any bullying occurred.
"Seeing the continuous mistreatment of my brothers and sisters all around the world has reawakened the PTSD that I have worked tirelessly to uproot and I know I do not stand alone on this," Misha B wrote on Instagram. "In 2011 what I thought at the time would be the best opportunity for me, turned out to be the most painful experience of my life. What you see in this video is 1% of what I endured. They saw an opportunity to tear down a black girl that came from a broken home and worked together to assassinate my character and to sabotage my career by orchestrating lies."
One of the judges seen criticizing Misha B in her video was pop singer Tulisa who has come forward to deny that her remarks had to do with race. Tulisa insisted that Misha B made two of her contestants cry and that's why she confronted the singer about it. Check out Misha B below.
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