Published Thursday, 22 November 2012
Rylan Clark has become known for his flamboyant X Factor performances. (© Rex Features)
In one tweet, which has since been removed, he appeared to single out Gary Barlow's act Christopher Maloney - who has also been subjected to online hate since last week's shock result.
But on Thursday, Rylan tweeted: "I'd rather be 'absolute s***' than just stand there and sing the same old stuff every week on the spot ....... #boreme @GbarlowOfficial."
While the message seemed to take a pop at Chris, it's thought to have been aimed at Take That star Gary because of comments he made at a charity concert.
It has been claimed Gary addressed the audience and asked: "What are we going to do about Rylan?
"I might have to be honest on Saturday night and go: 'Rylan, I thought that was absolute s***e'."
But a string of other messages posted by Rylan remain, with the 24-year-old Essex lad particularly hitting out at those who have sent nasty messages about his sexuality.
"Some of you should be locked away for your comments regarding my sexuality," he tweeted.
Rylan added that he was just a normal boy, who didn't want to use a sob story to get ahead and who loves to sing and perform.
"I TOTALLY understand I haven't got the best voice in the competition, but have proved that I can just stand there and sing," he said, having previously expressed his shock at Ella Henderson's exit.
He added: "The truth will always out in the end and I look forward to the day when people see that I have been honest and genuine throughout and polite to everyone during this process."
Both Rylan and Christopher will join the other remaining X Factor hopefuls - Union J, James Arthur and Jahmene Douglas - for this week's quarter-finals.
Rylan is mentored by former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger, while Gary Barlow mentors Chris.
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