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Simon Cowell on Susan Boyle: Could Have Been Handled Better

Jun 22, 2009  •  Post A Comment

In a lengthy first-person piece for Britain’s Daily Mail, Simon Cowell admitted that “I’ve made mistakes,” adding, “I didn’t get into showbusiness to make little children cry or upset a nice lady like Susan Boyle.”

He said he’s most upset about the crying children on this year’s edition of “Britain’s Got Talent.” As for Susan Boyle, he said the Scottish singer’s situation wasn’t handled as well as it could have, but he’s unclear about what to do differently.

On the show’s future, he wondered: “Should children be on it? Should someone like Susan Boyle, a woman who was naive dealing with fame and that kind of exposure, be on it? Should we impose a minimum entry age and introduce some form of stricter psychological screening for applicants? I’m not so sure.”

–Elizabeth Jensen

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