Time isn’t always kind to X Factor winners – they’re either overshadowed by the runners-up and wackier contestants, or swallowed up by obscurity. But since beating boy band JLS in 2008’s final, Alexandra Burke has barely paused for breath.
With a loophole on Grindr now being exploited by users looking to see who has blocked them, Justin Myers takes a look at our unhealthy obsession with confronting our online haters and engaging with their irrelevant minds.
Carefully clearing every pleasure and convenience from your life, and wearing this sacrifice as a badge of honour, is a great way to bolster an otherwise lacking personality. In 2018, giving up is the new going out, and the new puritans aren’t suffering in silence: they want you to know all about it.
Scoff away as much as you wish, but the conversations about gender and sexuality being shown on our #CBB screens are more nuanced and mature than in the pages of our national papers.