Rebecca Ferguson has launched a petition to debate reality stars and musicians’ welfare in parliament.
The former X Factor star is raising awareness for those who feel they could have received better care while appearing on a reality TV show.
She tweeted on Saturday: ‘Sign the petition, write to @ofcom ask for an inquiry also write to your local MP and ask for artist and creatives welfare to be discussed in parliament.
‘111 Billion is brought into our economy by artists and creatives they all deserve to be protected #change.’
Rebecca had earlier added: ‘If you took part in a reality TV show and if you [signed] contracts, without your ‘own’ Legal team fill in a Fairness and Privacy Complaint form with @Ofcom you can ask that your complaint is kept anonymous if you are worried.’
The Glitter & Gold singer then suggested she was exposing herself to being blacklisted by the music industry but did not mention specifically who she was referring to.
‘Block my music, stop airplay, do whatever you like I’m coming for you!’ she said.
Sign the petition, write to @ofcom ask for an inquiry also write to your local MP and ask for artist and creatives welfare to be discussed in parliament. 111 Billion is brought into our economy by artists and creatives they all deserve to be protected #change https://t.co/pJaMg56Ry8— Rebecca Ferguson (@RebeccaFMusic) March 20, 2021
Rebecca said she felt ‘very confident’ an inquiry into her concerns would take place.
The 34-year-old rose to fame as a contestant on The X Factor in 2010, the same series which also featured One Direction, Matt Cardle and Cher Lloyd.
She was mentored by Cheryl and finished second place behind Matt who won the series.
Rebecca has been open about her experience in the music industry and told Metro.co.uk in June: ‘The industry say they support you, but they don’t, they close doors. They don’t want to know, in my experience.
‘I support the stars speaking out, I’ve spoken out. But, at this time in my life where I’m trying to be positive, and I’ve gone through quite a lot of pain in the industry, I’m not hurting myself anymore… because I’ve tried. That’s how I feel.’
She continued: ‘I tried to speak out and I set up a petition – that was years ago – I tried to get better rules and things in the music industry, but if I’m honest… I feel like every time I try and speak about those matters it hinders me.
‘I felt like doors just got closed for me. I had loads of interviews lined up and I was supposed to talk about these matters and every door got closed.’
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