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London - X Factor creator Simon Cowell on Monday expressed his anger about a comment last week from Depeche Mode's Martin Gore that the music competition TV show star should be shot. Calling Gore a "weirdo," he said the musician's comments could instigate people amid continuing gun crime incidents in the U.S. Gore had shared his negative views of shows like X Factor and Cowell's influence with MusicWeek last week, saying: “I'm not advocating violence, but I think somebody should shoot Simon Cowell." "His influence in the music

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