Reality Judge Defends 'Sweet' Susan
Says rants were exaggerated in news
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 28, 2009 11:43 AM CDT
Susan Boyle, whose performance on the television show "Britain's Got Talent" wowed the judges, gives the thumbs up at her home in Blackburn, Scotland, April 16, 2009.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) Britain’s Got Talent judge Piers Morgan defended Susan Boyle today after reports surfaced that the seemingly sweet reality-show songbird spewed several obscenity-laden rants, the Mirror reports. The accounts have been “massively exaggerated,” he said, calling Boyle “an incredibly sweet, nice, gentle person who has been propelled through this show” and assuring her she hasn’t offended him.

“My heart absolutely bleeds for the poor woman,” Morgan writes for the Daily Beast after outlining the pitfalls of sudden celebrity. “Becoming the biggest star on the planet so fast is a scary, unsettling, upsetting thing, as Susan has discovered. Let the increasingly unpleasant bitching and carping stop, right now. Please. She doesn’t deserve it.”