Dannii Minogue took to her official blog on Sunday (October 11) for comments she made about ‘The X Factor’ contestant Danyl Johnson. The Australian pop singer writes:
Hi there. I want to clear up exactly what happened on last night’s X Factor show and post my sincere apologies to anyone who took offense. I made a comment about Danyl changing the lyrics of his song (‘And I’m Telling You’ – Dreamgirls). It was meant to be a humorous moment about the fact he has an opportunity to have fun with his song. An openly bi-sexual singing a song that is lyrically a ‘girl’s song’. Danyl and I were joking about the very same thing in rehearsals on Friday, so it carried on to the show. I’d like to apologize to anyone that was offended by my comments, it was never my intention. I spoke to Danyl straight after the show last night and he wasn’t offended or upset by my comments, and knew exactly what I was saying.
Dannii’s sister Kylie Minogue had this to say about it on her Twitter (@kylieminogue):
Just off the phone w my little sis, both she and Danyl are surprised by how much unnecessary attention her innocent comment has garnered…
Watch a report from ITN about the controversy below.
Dannii Minogue Arrives At LAX
August 7, 2009 – Dannii Minogue was photographed arriving at Los Angeles International Airport on Thursday (August 6), where ‘The X Factor’ judge chatted on her BlackBerry. Dannii required the assistance of a male friend to wheel out her luggage.
The photo provided by Bauer-Griffin has since been removed.