Weeks after apologising for attacking a 15 year old girl and allegedly demanding that she ‘kiss her shoe’, X Factor UK contestant Tamera Foster finds herself in fresh trouble this morning, after she was reportedly caught shoplifting at a ‘Boots’ healthcare store.
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According to Paul Dacre‘s ‘Mail Online‘, the 16 year old starlet was caught attempting to leave the store with goods she hadn’t paid for in the July of this year, one month after she auditioned for the hit show’s 10th season.
After being held by its security staff, local police claim bosses decided to deal with the alleged thief with ‘restorative justice’, asking her why she stole the goods and requesting an apology instead of involving the authorities.
Unfortunately, that did very little to stop the alleged incident from making its way to Lloyd Embley‘s ‘Daily Mirror’, forcing the entertainer to issue an apology to X Factor bosses, in a reported attempt to keep her place in the competition.
While none of the above takes away from the gem that is Foster’s voice, we’d be willing to bet this won’t be the last time the troubled performer lands herself in hot water.
For, while ‘sources’ have cited her marijuana use as the route cause of her woes, we’d say her real problems lie in the fact that she’s inherently bad- a fact that’ll take a whole lot more than false eyelashes and a well applied concealer to mask.
Truth be told, it’s a little disheartening that the first Afro-Caribbean female act to be championed by the British show since Alexandra Burke is an alleged bully and a thief.
An alleged bully and thief, who ticks the stereotypical boxes the likes of Kanya King, Eternal, Mis-Teeq, Jamelia, Gabrielle and now Emeli Sande did away with when showcasing what it truly meant to be a positive Black British woman in the public eye, as they soar(ed) in their respective arenas.
It would seem, that like former judge Tulisa Contostavlos, Foster’s ‘Cheryl Cole makeover’ counts for all of nothing when her all too apparent ‘hood rat’ persona serves to expose the flaws she may have hoped her talent could conceal.