A Las Vegas target range is offering Simon Cowell’s face for target practice.
Machine Guns Vegas said Cowell’s image will join Osama bin Laden, Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gaddafi as target options.
Richard Hillgrove, spokesman for Machine Guns Vegas, said: “We agree with Martin Gore from Depeche Mode that Simon Cowell has committed heinous crimes against humanity and single-handedly demolished real musical talent across the planet.”
Gore, in a magazine interview, said, “I’m not advocating violence, but I think somebody should shoot Simon Cowell. His influence in the music industry over the last God knows how many years it’s been now ... it’s just like so many people think that that’s what music is.”
Hillgrove said his company expects Cowell’s target will be “ranking right up there with (bin Laden), which to date has been the most popular.”
Cowell, 53, vented his fury and branded Gore a “weirdo” in a series of comments on Twitter.
Cowell tweeted: “I read Martin Gore wants to shoot me. He was in Depeche Mode. Do you realise how weird and stupid that makes you? Go and watch the news.
“Why I am angry about weirdo Gore is a ton of people have got shot this year and people like weirdo Gore encourage this.”
Cowell has previously spoken of getting death threats and having to beef up security at his Los Angeles mansion.
“People want to kill me,” he said. “It’s serious and we have a lot of security now for that reason.
“My bosses told me they have been shown emails threatening my life. They said one man wanted to stab me,” he said.
“It sent a chill down me. But I’m used to it.”
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