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Britain’s Got Talent choir star was victim of Twitter gay hate

Britain’s Got Talent choir star was victim of Twitter gay hate

A Welsh teenager who came third in Britain’s Got Talent has spoken out about being the victim of anti-gay bullying on Twitter.

Morgan Westcott was a runner-up on the hit TV talent show last year with choir Only Boys Aloud.

However, he admitted to Welsh current affairs program Hacio he hasn’t always felt like a winner and confessed to being bullied since he was seven.

‘I’ve always had people calling me gay because I sing and didn’t want to play football or rugby,’ the 14-year-old from Treorchy said, reports ITV1.

‘The bullies send me messages on Facebook saying, "you’re gay, you can’t even sing." It just made me feel really down and sad.’

He added: ‘I’d have a great day out with my friends and then I’d come home to see these nasty messages on twitter and facebook and it would just change the way I felt. I didn’t want to talk to anyone, I felt alone and upset.’

Morgan told the program on S4C tonight (10 January) that he was targeted on a Twitter page called ‘Ask Fm’ which allows users to post anonymous messages.

However, he says being part of the choir and taking part in talent competition the Welsh Factor has helped him regain his confidence.