What do Perez Hilton and Adam Lambert have in common? Not much when it comes to X Factor contestant Stacy Francis, that’s for sure. The trio duked it out on Twitter about whether Francis is “too old” to be a pop star. Imagine that?
Watch: Francis sings One More Try by George Michael
Hilton is known for his off the cuff antics, and ruffling the feathers of a number of celebrities in the past. But why is the popular celebrity blogger picking on a 42-year-old stay-at-home mom?
According to The Hollywood Reporter, he took to twitter Wednesday and said:
“@stacyfrancis You’re definitely talented and have a great voice but, sadly, at 42 you’re too old to be the pop star you said you want to be ~ Perez Hilton on Twitter
Yea, go ahead and pause for a moment and unleash an OMG about the professional diss of the X Factor contestant. She’s known for being an ACM (automatic crying machine), but that is no reason for Hilton to go there with her.
It seems American Idol alum Adam Lambert agreed. When he got wind of the Perez’s Tweet, he tagged in and opened up a virtual can on the colorful blogger.
@stacyfrancis yes but he would have said the same about Adele if rolling in the deep hadn’t blown up. She changed the game b/c of talent ~ Adam Lambert
Of course, Perez Hilton got defensive and tried to calm the tide by trying to explain down his comments, stating he was only trying to help Stacy. Since when did he become a talent coach and at-large judge on X Factor?
Despite the back and forth between the two dueling giants, Francis kept things cordial and never fired a shot back in her defense.
“I guess @PerezHilton is not a fan.. too bad because I really like him.. guess I have to work harder.. wonder if I can win him over ~ Stacy Francis
This season is really shaping up for Simon Cowell and his X Factor USA show. With a prize of $5 million, it’s no wonder the ratings are giving his former American Idol show a run for its money.
Was Perez Hilton out of line for seemingly dissing Stacy for being “too old” to be a pop star? At least she has a heavyweight in her corner with Adam Lambert.
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