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James Arthur regrets everything he’s done

By | Published on Tuesday 17 December 2013

James Arthur

So it’s finally sunk in for pop pariah James Arthur that he won’t be winning any ‘world’s nicest person’ prizes any time soon.

Having said sorry on ‘The X-Factor’ last month for his previously reported homophobic rap tirade, Arthur has now told The Sun: “I regret everything I’ve done”. But it’s all alright, everyone, because they weren’t strictly James’s fault, the regrettable things, as the fame was to blame.

“All my confidence has disappeared because the whole nation thinks I’m a homophobe who looks like a monster”, he tells the tab, adding: “It’s been an amazing year for me. There’s been some amazing highs but also some lows”.

One of those lows is the public’s less-than sympathetic reaction to news that Arthur had had a one-night stand with a seventeen year old fan he ‘met’ on Twitter. Though to clarify following that latest gaffe, claims James – who apparently feels “deep, deep shame” at having slept with the girl – “I’m definitely not a guy who grooms young girls”.

Good to know. Wrapping up, James says: “I’ve made some very silly mistakes. I want to thank the ‘X-Factor’ for giving me this opportunity. I want to say sorry for abusing my position as an ‘X-Factor’ winner because I owe everything to this thing”.