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Fan granted iTunes refund on 'homophobic' James Arthur album

The backlash, it’s coming.

JAMES ARTHUR IS not having a good month. A lover of a good Twitter feud, the 2012 X Factor winner has angered a LOT of people with a homophobic ‘diss’ track.

Since discovering the track, Hey Mickey, some buyers have been asking for a refund on his recently released album. According to an email posted on Twitter yesterday by @Louieloodle74, an iTunes store representative seemingly agreed to her refund request as she was offended by the singer’s homophobic lyrics.

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Hey Mickey has since been widely criticised for the use of homophobic slurs, including comedian Frankie Boyle. You know you’ve gone wrong when Frankie Boyle gets offended.

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He jumped to his own defence on Twitter, saying that:

Any offence I have caused by using the term ‘queer’ in my rap battle with MC Worthless. would just like to make it completely clear that it was not meant in anyway as a reference to homosexuality. I realise where the term has come from in meaning. but used in the context of the rap battles I have grown up with it has come to mean something completely different. That said, I understand why it could cause offence and that definitely wasn’t my intention.

Well it seems it was too little too late, with the abuse driving the singer to leave Twitter.

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A big factor was fellow X Factor contestant Lucy Spraggan who posted text message exchanges between the pair after Arthur expressed his annoyance at her calling him out on Twitter.

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The now deleted tweets paint a very damning picture of Arthur indeed.

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Oh James.

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