X Factor winner Alexandra Burke hits back at 15-year-old girl who ‘sent her death threats’, claiming ‘she knew what she was doing’
She is reportedly making a musical comeback next year.
And Alexandra Burke discussed the downsides of her time in the public eye on Thursday when she revealed she’d received death threats from a 15-year-old girl.
While chatting with Bobby Norris on Fubar Radio about the shocking abuse she faced online, the former X Factor winner, 33, claimed the child “knew what she was doing.”
Shocking: Alexandra Burke discussed the downsides of her time in the public eye on Thursday when she revealed she’d received death threats from a 15-year-old girl
Alexandra explained: ‘Years ago I got death threats and had a problem there… We found out who the person was, it was a 15-year-old girl.
The 2008 X Factor winner added that when the girl was caught, she tried to apologize, but she didn’t think it was sincere.
She continued: ‘She wrote me a letter and said, ‘I’m sorry, I didn’t realize what I was doing’.
“If you write the words ‘I want to kill you’ and ‘I’m going to kill you tonight’, you know what you’re doing. I don’t accept that they don’t know what they’re talking about, or that they don’t know what effects it will have on people.’
Too late to apologize: The former X Factor winner claimed the kid “knew what she was doing” when she told her, “I’m going to kill you tonight” (Photo in November)
Referring to research from the AVAST Foundation, Alexandra added: “One in four adults thinks trolling people, especially in my industry, is fair game.
‘One in two people under the age of 16–24 thinks it’s okay and acceptable. I am absolutely amazed.’
Alexandra also revealed that her presence on SAS: Who Dares Wins helped her deal with online trolls.
She explains: ‘It’s only since I did the SAS course that a lot has changed for me in the past year. I feel like a different person. I can certainly accept those comments, read them and not react as badly as I would say a year ago.”
“I don’t accept that they don’t know what they’re talking about, or they don’t know what effects it will have on people,” the social media troll star added.
When asked what she would say to the trolls if they could hear her now, Alex replied, “Kill them with kindness. That is the most important.’
The candid interview comes after Alexandra is reportedly working on a new album.
The new album would fall in the ‘high octane pop music’ genre, according to The Sun.
A source told the publication: “Alexandra is back in the studio feeling more inspired than ever.
“She played all of her hits at Mighty Hoopla in London in early September and the response was so overwhelming that it gave her the power to make huge, floor-filling pop songs again.”
The Bad Boys hitmaker has reportedly been eyeing three major record labels and will apparently partner with big names in the industry.
The source continued: ‘Her creative juices are flowing and she feels like a brand new artist after winning SAS. She has much more to give. Life is exciting for her again and she is back in her happy place.’
Rumors: The candid interview comes after Alexandra is reportedly working on a new album (pictured this month)