Following yesterday’s comments by X Factor mogul Simon Cowell calling the internet campaign to make Rage Against The Machine’s hit, Killing In The Name, the Christmas Number One instead of this year’s X Factor winner “stupid”, a former X Factor finalist has leapt to the movement’s defence.
Steve Brookstein, who won X Factor Series One in 2004, said that Simon claiming that an X Factor finalist having a Christmas Number One will “will change their lives” is equally stupid.
“I had a Number One and I got dropped 12 weeks later,” he joked, adding, “I was last seen singing on a ferry with Chico! So count me in!”
The Rage Against The Machine For Christmas Number One campaign was started a few weeks ago by Rage fan Jon Morter who set up a FaceBook group.
“Fed up of Simon Cowell's latest karaoke act being Christmas Number One? Me too! So who's up for a mass-purchase of the track Killing In The Name from December 13 as a protest to the X-Factor monotony?,” read a post on the group’s page. As of this morning, they have over 600,000 members.
This year’s Christmas Number One will be revealed on Sunday December 20, so the group are urging people to purchase Killing In The Name – made famous by it’s Fuck you I won’t do what you tell me refrain – digitally through iTunes or We7 between 00:01AM this Sunday (December 13) and 11:59PM on Saturday December 19.
Join the revolution at www.ragefactor.co.uk.