Despite negative national publicity, a Buckhaven singer has shown she has true star appeal by lending her fame to a charity single.
Last week, The Sun ran a story revealing how Jade Richards scaled the dizzy heights of X Factor only to ‘fall back to earth’ working the check-outs at Asda.
But the article has provoked such a backlash in Anstruther, disgusted locals are now boycotting the tabloid.
One said: “The Sun seems intent on creating bad publicity for Jade Richards, due to the fact that she now holds down an ordinary job.
“This is unjust, as she has devoted an inordinate amount of time fundraising for charity.”
Jade, who performed live at the switch-on of L:even’s Christmas lights, recently hooked up with the reformed Anstruther band Lost Luggage to record a cover of Carly Rae Jepsen’s ‘Good Time’.
All proceeds from the CD and Christmas gig will go to the East Neuk Wheelchair Appeal.
Lead singer Colin Redpath (pictured with Jade) said she had been ‘amazing’ and her star factor had helped them get 3000 youtube hits in just two days.
“They (The Sun) try and make her feel crap by making a fool out of her,” he commented.
“It’s a low blow. I’m proud that she’s working.”
Her talent was obvious and her contribution to the single was done in just one take.
“The X Factor is a joke,” said Colin.
“That year, she was definitely one of the best singers in that group and I think if she had made it on to the live show, she could have gone on to win it.
“Maybe she just didn’t tick the boxes they were looking for. She got a bum deal.”
The gig takes place on December 23 at Legends nightclub and the CD is available from Anstruther Fish Bar.