'The X Factor U.K.' Producers Investigate Racism Allegations Against Two Judges
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Former contestant Misha B claims to have been changed by her experience on the competition show after Tulisa Contostavlos and Louis Walsh accused her of bullying other hopefuls.

AceShowbiz - The producers of British TV talent show "The X Factor" are investigating a former contestant's bullying claims against two judges.

Misha B has revealed she considered ending her life when Tulisa Contostavlos and Louis Walsh accused her of bullying other hopefuls on the show in 2011 - the series Little Mix won.

Louis alleged that contestants in his category had come to him with complaints about her and suggested she was "overconfident," while Tulisa considered Misha "feisty" and "mean," and the musician recently spoke out about her treatment on the show, claiming the judges picked on her because she was black, and revealing her time on "The X Factor" left her with post-traumatic stress disorder.

In an Instagram Live video, Misha said, "That experience, that trauma, had changed me as a person... I didn't trust anyone. Everyone asks me, 'Misha, where have you been? What's been going on?' I've been battling. I've been healing. I've been working on self. I started therapy in 2012. I'm still having therapy now."

Misha, who singled out judge Kelly Rowland for being there for her, also slammed Tulisa, claiming she "scripted" an exchange, in which she was described as "feisty" and "mean," playing into the racist stereotype of the angry black woman.

"X Factor" bosses have taken note of what Misha has said and they are looking into the matter.

In a statement obtained by WENN, a spokesman says, "We are very concerned to hear Misha's comments regarding her experience on 'The X Factor' in 2011. We are currently looking into this matter and are reaching out to Misha to discuss the important issues she has raised."

"The welfare of contestants is our priority and we are committed to diversity and equality."

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