James Arthur ‘apologises’ for bad behaviour: “If I could go back and change things, I probably would”

James Arthur has spoken out about his behaviour since becoming famous, insisting that if he could go back and change some things, he probably would.

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by Jack White |
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In his short career, the X Factor winner has been accused of homophobia, hit out at Simon Cowell and the show and been involved with multiple kiss and tells.

Rumours have been circulating that James has been dropped from Simon’s Syco record label but he dismissed these.

He told the East Anglian Daily Times: “People were taking a lot of shots at me. Not only I was effected but family was too – my sister was bullied at school for having this brother who was reportedly a terrible person.”

During a rant, James hit out at label boss Simon
During a rant, James hit out at label boss Simon

James apologised for all of his bad behaviour, saying that if he change things, he ‘probably’ would.

He said: “If I could go back, be more positive and not lash out at some of it like I did, I probably would, but it’s done now and all I can do is get my head down and make music.”

According to James though, he doesn’t regret any of his actions because that’s not how it’s done if you want to be successful.

He also took a swipe at The X Factor, the show that made him famous

“I look back on it with a little bit of regret but that doesn’t really work if you want to be successful, you’ve got to keep going and keep pushing for your goals.

“I’d rather be a guy who says ‘I don’t like that’ or ‘that’s not my thing’. I’d rather be honest.”

He also denied reports he’s been dropped, adding: “Obviously Syco and X Factor won’t be happy with some of the things I said against the brand.”

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