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The Sun Sparks Outrage With Maddie McCann X Factor Joke Tweet

10/20/2013 09:26 am 09:26:53 | Updated 21 October 2013

The Sun sparked outrage last night after it made a joke about an X Factor competitor, by referring to the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

During its live coverage of last night's X Factor, the paper's social media account tweeted that singer Tamera Foster, who is currently embroiled in a shoplifting scandal after being caught stealing make-up from Boots, has not hindered her chances at winning the reality TV show.

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The paper later apologised, but not before Twitter flew into a frenzy over the ill-judged joke:

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