Gene Simmons' daughter blames rivalry drama on 'X Factor' editing
As one of the stars of the now-canceled “Gene Simmons Family Jewels,” Sophie Tweed-Simmons knows a thing or two about reality television, but she apparently learned something new after watching Wednesday night’s “The X Factor.”
“Wow editing,” Sophie tweeted during the East Coast broadcast of Simon Cowell’s singing competition, when producers made it seem like, during Boot Camp, she and a fellow contestant -- Tara Simon -- really didn’t like each other.
While Tara, a vocal coach, performed a Queen classic -- “Somebody to Love” -- in front of the judges, cameras panned to fellow contestant Sophie, who looked bothered by the performance and Tara’s moves on stage.
But on Twitter, Sophie denied there was a feud brewing between the two women.
“FYI @tarasimonsings and I were never in a cat fight. At least not that we knew of,” she wrote.
“To set the record straight…all the contestants were like brother and sister we love each other so much. I hope they show that aspect of it,” Sophie added.
Last week, producers showed Tara complaining backstage about the 20-year-old Sophie, whose dad is KISS rocker Gene Simmons and mom is actress Shannon Tweed. Shortly after the show aired, the two also attempted to clear things up on Twitter.
“Girl, they spliced my convo with that girl together and totally twisted what I said. Such crap. Love you girl, youre great,” Tara tweeted to Sophie on September 26.
“Got a lovely voicemail from @tarasimonsings I accept your apology and I know it wasn’t quite as it seemed,” Sophie wrote on September 28.
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