Judge let off af­ter he was called Cow­ell

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A TAL­ENT show judge who ad­mit­ted mak­ing a racist re­mark dur­ing an X- Fac­tor- style karaoke con­test es­caped pun­ish­ment af­ter be­ing com­pared in court to Si­mon Cow­ell.

A sher­iff ad­mon­ished Colin Wo­j­tow­icz af­ter telling him that the racist re­mark he made was no worse than be­ing com­pared with Cow­ell ( above).

Singer and co­me­dian Wo­j­tow­icz, 39, ad­mit­ted a racially ag­gra­vated breach of the peace by call­ing David Fong “Bruce Lee” dur­ing ban­ter at the karaoke com­pe­ti­tion.

But he was shown mercy by the sher­iff af­ter the court was told Mr Fong had pro­voked the in­ci­dent by com­par­ing Wo­j­tow­icz un­favourably with the X-fac­tor judge.

Fis­cal de­pute Ni­cola Mani­son told Perth Sher­iff Court: “The ac­cused was work­ing as a judge for the com­pe­ti­tion. Lots of peo­ple took part and while one fe­male was singing the ac­cused made a com­ment about her singing abil­ity.

“In re­sponse to this, the com­plainer said ‘What do you know, you’re no Si­mon Cow­ell’. The ac­cused then said: ‘What would you know, Bruce Lee?’ over the mi­cro­phone.”

Sher­iff Michael Fletcher said: “I am not sure if it is worse to be called Si­mon Cow­ell or Bruce Lee.”

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