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X Factor's Hannah Barrett: 'I've been racially abused on Twitter'

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CROYDON X Factor star Hannah Barrett has revealed how she's endured a torrent of racial abuse on social media. The teenager has twice found herself in the bottom two, having received the fewest public votes - each time being saved by the judges. Now, 17-year-old Hannah has spoken about the racist comments directed at her on Twitter and other web forums. "I've received a lot racist comments on Twitter. People say I'm too dark to be a singer and there have been lots of references to how dark my skin is," Hannah told Reveal magazine. "People say, "You're black and ugly." And nasty things like that. "The sad thing is that most of them are made by black people who just have lighter skin than me." Hannah also hit back at viewers who had criticised her weight. She added: "I know a lot of people expect me to not be me, a lot of people are expecting me to be slimmer, but I'm not going to be a size eight, that's not me. "I'm not trying to be someone I'm not or to be over confident; before every performance I'm backstage having a panic attack." Hannah, along with another Croydon act - Rough Copy - has made it through to the final six of X Factor.

X Factor's Hannah Barrett: 'I've been racially abused on Twitter'


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