Judge let off after he was called Cowell
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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