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Jed wrong Jedward slam 'bad facelift' Simon Cowell and the X Factor in Twitter tirade

The famous twins have spoken out about alleged mistreatment they and other contestants suffered on the show

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Jedward. Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Jedward. Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Jedward. Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Irish popstars Jedward have called One Direction “survivors” in a series of tweets slamming The X Factor, Simon Cowell, and his music label Syco Entertainment.

The identical twins, whose real names are John and Edward Grimes, rose to fame in 2009 when they became fan favourites on The X Factor.

Now, they have spoken out about the alleged mistreatment they and other contestants suffered on the show, adding that artists like One Direction and Little Mix are unable to discuss any such incidents due to their contracts.

The 29-year-olds began a series of tweets last night by writing, “The biggest regret in life was not telling the judges on X Factor to f*ck off!”

“Every contestant on the X Factor was a slave to the show and got paid zero while they made millions!”

The pair added that the show's judges did not care about contestants and that the only thing they cared about was “their pay check.”

The twins also slammed Simon Cowell in their Twitter tirade, who signed One Direction and Little Mix with his entertainment company and label, Syco.

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Simon Cowell (Matt Crossick/PA)

Simon Cowell (Matt Crossick/PA)

Simon Cowell (Matt Crossick/PA)

Jedward alleged that both bands were highly controlled in their contracts, ranting: “There’s a reason Syco is called Psycho! 1D and Little Mix are legally f*cked in contracts and can never speak out so we are!”

They added: “Simon Cowell thinks he’s the Mafia leader of the music industry when in reality he’s nothing but a bad facelift.”

“There’s nothing MODEST about their previous management dictating their every move from relationships to how they live their own lives! Justice for 1D & Little Mix.”

Jedward then claimed to have a copy of One Direction’s contract, which was accidentally sent to them.

“We have 1D’s contract which was sent to us by mistake cuz (sic) we had the same label! Same management! Same security and accountants!”

“This isn’t our story to tell! It’s an insight of how corrupt the music industry is! We’re sending courage & strength to all artists being fucked over! It ends now.”

“You can’t silence the truth! Nobody can drag me down!” the twins continued, referencing One Direction’s hit song Drag Me Down.

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