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James Arthur tells audience he's no longer an anti-gay bigot

'This one will hopefully get played on the radio cause I'm not a homophobe any more'
 X Factor winner James Arthur

British singer James Arthur hopes radio stations know he's not the anti-gay performer he was two months ago.

While introducing the new track Get Down, at a Glasgow concert this past week, the 2012 X Factor referenced his public relations nightmare from this past November.

'This one will hopefully get played on the radio cause I'm not a homophobe any more,' he said, as reported by The Guardian.

Late last year the 25-year-old got into a musical dispute with rapper Mickey Worthless. In a rap battle response, he called the MC a ‘fucking queer’ who ‘probably wants to stick [his] dick’ in him.

The uproar over the phrase caused Arthur's debut album to immediately drop from number two to number 30 in the iTunes charts.

The rap was a response to Worthless’ own homophobic lyric, where he alleged the only reason Arthur got his record deal was because he was a ‘faggot’ who gave a blowjob to Simon Cowell.

This is, of course, not true.

This is, of course, not true.Arthur's track was removed from Soundcloud; he apologized and announced he would quit Twitter.

'Some of the things said in this rap can be mistaken for homophobic slurs and I assure you homophobia is something I do not believe in,’ the singer said in November.

‘I would just like to make it completely clear that it was not meant in anyway as a reference to homosexuality.’

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That the album dropped from number 2 to number 30 shows that people's attitudes are changing, at least most people's. Good, maybe some day the rest will move on to picking on the next minority. As long as demeaning someone else makes some feel better about themselves it will never stop entirely.

The talentless, backsliding piece-of-shit needs to realize his career is OVER and he has no-one to blame but himself.

What made him change his mind? could it have been the drop in record sales?
Mmmmmm i wonder?

Anymore? I'd love to know (aside from not getting any radio play and his record plummeting out of the charts) what made him realise that homophobia was wrong and that gays are normal people?

GSN -- please, please, please get your journalistic hat on and go interview him