8:06 am - 12/08/2012

Next X Factor winner Christopher Maloney's grandmother gets death threats

Parading his nan at every opportunity has come at a price.

Christopher Maloney’s nan has been getting death threats after her latest appearance on The X Factor 2012.

Speaking to Reveal magazine this week, Chris said he and his nan have been trying to ignore the messages sent by crazy fans of the show.

“I never thought being on a TV show could warrant death threats,” he said. “The most recent threat was from someone saying they were going to hunt my Nan down and kill her.

“It is frightening, but we try to ignore it, otherwise we’ll be paranoid and looking over our shoulder all the time.”

Chris previously claimed the judges have made him a target after “ganging up” on him with their comments.

He said: “They are making me out to be a pantomime villain and I’m not. I’m just a genuine normal guy from the backstreets of Liverpool that’s done nothing like The X Factor in my life.”

Christopher went home to see his nan and family in Liverpool earlier this week at his homecoming party with mentor Gary Barlow. Speaking about his homecoming yesterday, Chris said he was left in tears by the amount of support from locals.

Chris, who performed for more than 2,000 fans at the Liverpool Empire, said: “It was absolutely fantastic, the city of Liverpool came out and I’m so proud to be from the north west.

“They were brilliant. There was tears, it was emotional, I haven’t been back home of months.”

viicckky 7th-Dec-2012 09:12 pm (UTC)
the average age of the fans at his hometown gig was 82
fabouluz 7th-Dec-2012 09:13 pm (UTC)
That's horrible
soapboxrhetoric 7th-Dec-2012 09:14 pm (UTC)
we need another peen post
itscomicrelief 7th-Dec-2012 09:19 pm (UTC)
ohwutevernvm 7th-Dec-2012 09:16 pm (UTC)
viicckky 7th-Dec-2012 09:16 pm (UTC)
with the invention of facebook and twitter people get death threats for much less than being on a tv show unfortunately
ourferocity 7th-Dec-2012 09:17 pm (UTC)
no! not me nan!
superdogbiter ooohh of someone threatened my grandma7th-Dec-2012 09:20 pm (UTC)
tankmachine 7th-Dec-2012 09:25 pm (UTC)
god i hate his face so much
hunty 7th-Dec-2012 09:26 pm (UTC)

bow to the devil kween imo
kydeon 7th-Dec-2012 09:28 pm (UTC)
hunty 7th-Dec-2012 09:31 pm (UTC)
jessnesss 7th-Dec-2012 09:34 pm (UTC)
i lold
speedychi 7th-Dec-2012 09:29 pm (UTC)
the fuck??
x_butterfly19_x 7th-Dec-2012 09:30 pm (UTC)
This series is beyond parody. Peter Kay s going to pop up at any moment.

This is awful for his ganny though. :(
x_butterfly19_x 7th-Dec-2012 10:01 pm (UTC)
IT is awful but the first thing I thought of was this meme.


It's so unnecessary that they're hassling his family.
habibty 8th-Dec-2012 02:10 am (UTC)
LMAO @ this.. sending it to my mom right now she hates him haha
kol123 7th-Dec-2012 09:52 pm (UTC)
faithgrowsold 7th-Dec-2012 09:59 pm (UTC)
kanonot 7th-Dec-2012 09:32 pm (UTC)
idk if i should laugh or be sad/
but i cant stand him or his nan.
their dependency on each other and being on the show is like black mail to the viewers. like if you don't vote for him or if you hate on him, his nan comes out of the wood work and tells everyone she's stressed out from all the hate her grandson is getting.

idk. death threats are a bit much, but it's so common nowawdays. like yesterday this guy behind me kinda got cut off by another car, but not really (we we're agoing 10 mph, it was residential traffic, the other car just wanted to get into the right lane and the asshole in the other car wouldnt let her), so like asshole rolled down his window and followed the car making death threats for like the 5 minutes. it was so dumb and unneccesary.
homicidalslayer 7th-Dec-2012 09:34 pm (UTC)
If they don't want him to win X Factor why not just drum up votes for someone else?
inboots 7th-Dec-2012 09:43 pm (UTC)
this comment made me wonder if vote for the worst was still a thing and it IS

seems to have peaked in the sanjaya years
homicidalslayer 7th-Dec-2012 09:58 pm (UTC)
In the Sanjaya years, Howard Stern pimped the movement on his (pre-sirius) show. I don't think anyone with a comparable audience really advocates it any more.
iamunchien 7th-Dec-2012 09:35 pm (UTC)
who hasn't had the occasional death threat lbr

seriously tho the internet turns people into such psychos. it's a fucking tv show, get a grip.
theflyers 7th-Dec-2012 09:37 pm (UTC)
I'd like to be like "If someone threatened my grandma, I'd be so pissed." but my grandma was a cunt and I'm not sad she's dead.

However, I'm sure this little old lady is a sweet angel and they need to leave her alone.
deadendqueen16 7th-Dec-2012 09:53 pm (UTC)
I would legit cut someone if they threatened my Nannie.
shuttered 7th-Dec-2012 09:55 pm (UTC)
Not cool to threaten an old lady

omg I hate him though, I shiver knowing he's from my city
fayehsdiary 8th-Dec-2012 01:56 am (UTC)
Same on the city thing.

All my friends asked me to go and see him I just stood there in shock like "I'm almost 21, why would you want me to go through that?"
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