Facebook campaign underway to stop X-Factor Christmas number one
An online campaign has begun in a bid to stop this years X-Factor winner from becoming the Christmas number one.
In the past few years every contestant who has won on the UK television show the X-Factor have went on to become that years Christmas number one but this year this may change if what the group is promising happens.
Created on Facebook the group is quickly growing in numbers. Tonight the group is near to reaching 500,000 - their mission - to buy the 1990s classic Killing In The Name by Rage against the Machine.
The group wants you to buy the single as a download from Sunday 13th December 2009 from official sources to overpower the release from the X-Factor.
Simon Cowell has attacked an online campaign to stop this year's X Factor winner from becoming the Christmas number one as "stupid" and "cynical".
A Facebook group of more than 556,000 has pledged to buy a 1992 track by Rage Against The Machine instead.
The web protest was set up to fight The X Factor's perceived stranglehold over the UK charts during the festive season.
The campaign asks: "Fed up of Simon Cowell's latest karaoke act being Christmas number one?
"Me too... So who's up for a mass-purchase of the track Killing In The Name... as a protest to the X Factor b******s?"
Speaking at a press conference before the talent show's weekend final, Cowell said the campaign was "dismissive" of the programme's fans.