X Factor Malta criticised for airing ‘ex-gay’ contestant
Viewers have lashed out at X Factor Malta after it aired an audition of a man, who said he used to be gay before becoming a Christian.
Grech’s audition was aired on YouTube and Facebook, but the footage has since been removed following criticism.
“I used to lead a homosexual lifestyle, and then I found God,” Grech said in the video.
“For a long time I stopped following my passions to follow Jesus. There can be love between two men and two women, yes—but only friendship love. Everything else is a sin.”
In his audition, Grech sang Black Eyed Peas’ “Where Is The Love?” in a group with two other singers.
Three out of the four judges gave Grech a “yes” vote, but none of them commented on his anti-gay remarks.
The advertising or promotion of gay conversion therapy has been illegal in Malta since 2016.
Viewers have criticised X Factor Malta for showing the audition.
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