Jedward have taken to social media to share their “outrage” at Simon Cowell who they have accused of deleting their “legacy" after their music was removed from streaming platforms.
Irish twins John and Edward Grimes won fans while appearing on The X Factor back in 2009, and enjoyed a brief pop music career before entering the world of reality TV.
But they have vented their anger at both Cowell and Sony Music after they saytheir best known hit - a mash up of Queen’s Under Pressure and Vanilla Ice’s Ice Ice Baby, was taken off streaming platforms.
Taking to social media Friday (17 July), a tweet from their account read: "Yo @SimonCowell and @SonyMusicUK
"Why have you removed our Iconic 1st single Under Pressure Ice Ice baby from all streaming Platforms and deleted the official music video?
"That’s our legacy! we’re outraged it’s part of Pop culture! We demand a response!"
Yo @SimonCowell and @SonyMusicUK Why have you removed our Iconic 1st single Under Pressure Ice Ice baby from all streaming Platforms and deleted the official music video? that’s our legacy! we’re outraged it’s part of Pop culture! We demand a response! pic.twitter.com/23WGChUy1U
— JEDWARD (@planetjedward) July 17, 2020
Despite their demands, an official response from either Cowell or Sony has not yet emerged.
The brothers finished sixth place when they appeared on The X Factor. Though the series was eventually won by Joe McElderry, it is best known for producing household stars such as Olly Murs and Stacey Solomon.
Jedward launched their own career after the show, with single Under Pressure (Ice Ice Baby) reaching number 2 in the UK charts and number 1 in their native Ireland.
After their pop career began to dwindle they turned to reality TV, twice participating in Celebrity Big Brother in both 2011 and 2017.
Their stint on CBB in 2011 proved fortuitous as they sparked a lasting friendship with fellow contestant, actress Tara Reid.
The American Pie star was so taken with the pair she got them roles in several of her disaster movie film series Sharknado. They appeared in the third, fourth and fifth instalments alongside the actress.
Reid also revealed back in May she was spending lockdown with Jedward in her LA home.