The contestant at the centre of the malicious and threatening tweets is Christopher Maloney.
Already Christopher Maloney has found himself being booed on stage at the X-Factor show after the audience found out that he had successfully been voted through to the next round ahead of competition favourites James Artur and Ella Henderson.
A spokesman from the X-Factor told the British newspaper the Daily Mirror that the show were considering taking legal action against people who have tweeted messages about Christopher Maloney.
“The welfare of our contestants is our key priority and we work with them to provide what support is needed.”
Christopher Maloney is said to be hurt and upset by the messages on Twitter with many people taking to the micro-blogging site to encourage him to commit suicide.
One Tweet said: “Chris Maloney, Ugh, You don’t deserve this you baloney! Kill yourself” while another Twitter user said “I’ll hunt Maloney down and kill him”.
Christopher Maloney has been one of the most controversial contestants this season on X-Factor with rumours circulating that not only is he late for rehearsals and has a reputation for shouting at the staff at the show it has also been alleged that he has been voting for himself to win.
Christopher Maloney has refuted all of the claims and has said that he neither has the “time or the money” to vote for himself on the show while he maintains that he has never said a bad word on bthe show.
According to the Daily Mail he said: “People are saying I’m two-faced. I didn’t know he’d said that. I feel like I am an easy target to be honest. I mean, I’m going on tour with James and I didn’t know anything about that. I don’t know…That’s totally shocked me.
“I´m keeping my feet on the ground and not doing anything wrong. I’m the same person off camera as I am on.”
He added that he would not be letting the bad press and threatening Twitter messages distract him from his performance.
“All the megativity and cr** I’ve been getting – people trying to bring me down and maybe force me to quit – it’s not going to happen. No way. I’ve worked too hard just for somebody to take it away from me.”
There has been no word as to when the bosses at X-Factoor will act on the threatening tweets aimed at Christopher Maloney.