October 26, 2011 7:33pm PT by Jethro Nededog
Perez Hilton Calls 'X Factor's' Stacy Francis Too Old for Pop; Adam Lambert Disagrees
Run for cover, we have a three-way Twitter war on our hands. Perez Hilton called X-Factor’s Stacy Francis too old to be a pop star and American Idol alum Adam Lambert came to her defense.
“@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,” the gossip blogger tweeted on Wednesday.
He’s referring to Francis’ comment on Tuesday’s live X Factor show after Simon Cowell critiqued her stage costume and mentor Nicole Scherzinger’s choice of George Michael’s “One More Try," because it didn't fit her “church” style of performance. In response, Francis told him that her dream is to be a pop singer.
After Hilton sent her that message on Twitter, Francis kept it classy, “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," she wrote.
The fans got wind of the comments and began tweeting at both of them, which led to numerous fiery retweets and explanations of the comments from Hilton.
“Just cuz I'm nicer Perez doesn't been I'm lobotomized or devoid of an opinion. I am a pop culture analyst and a critic. And I'm still SASSY!” he tweeted.
Lambert, someone who knows where Francis is coming from since he got his start on a singing competition, as well, decided to stand up for her, tweeting “@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.”
That drove Hilton to defend not only his music tastes by posting URLs for his opinion on Adele’s music, but he also explained that he wasn’t being mean. He was simply trying to help Francis out.
Lambert wrote, “@stacyfrancis and opinions are like a--holes.”
The battle of words waged on with Francis staying very polite, but she did appreciate Lambert’s assist. “OMG I was away frm twitter for the past couple of hrs and a war has ensued!” she wrote. “@adamlambert is defending my honor! Against @perezhilton.. whoa”
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