'Is he the ugly one in the band' TOWIE stars blast The Wanted's Tom Parker after he says they're famous for 'doing nothing'
12:17 GMT, 19 March 2012
The Only Way Is Essex stars became embroiled in a massive Twitter row with The Wanted's Tom Parker after he said they were famous for 'doing nothing'.
Mario Falcone led the insults saying the 23-year-old was 'the ugly one in the band' and that he was just a backing singer for bandmate Max George.
Tom then labelled the English-Italian tailor a '2nd class Mark Wright'.
At war: Mario Falcone (left) launched a tirade of abuse at The Wanted's Tom Parker after he said The Only Way Is Essex stars were famous for 'doing nothing'
The row began when Mario's co-star Lydia
Bright posted a photo of her and mother Debbie Douglas reading a joint
interview they had done while sitting in bed.
In it, the pair spoke about Debbie fostering 250 children with troubled backgrounds, during her 17 years as a foster parent.
Lydia wrote: 'Reading our mothers day special interview in celebs on sunday, its FAB.'
Tom then tweeted: 'How ironic is that picture Is that what you lot call yourselves these days for doing nothing!! #shocking.'
The catalyst: The argument started when Lydia Bright posted this picture of her and her mother Debbie reading a joint interview about themselves
Mario launched into a tirade of
abuse, starting with: 'Is he the ugly one in the band Working u mean
recording songs others have written
'The only one everyone has heard of us Max… He just makes up the numbers the tool.
'@TomTheWanted keep hiding behind Max… Your (sic) a backing singer!
'Also having an argument with a woman that is probably the same age as your mum! She must be proud of you mate!
The comment that started it: Lydia accompanied the photo with this message
Outspoken: Tom decided to lambast the stars for being famous for 'doing nothing' following the photo
'Yeah it must be loud at the back behind Max and the speakers!'
He added: 'Face to face… You would p**s your pants #fact.
'Hopefully soon!! Will let you get back to 'work'… Have a good evening x.'
Tom said Mario was a '2nd class mark wright #thatisall'.
He added: 'Sorry, I can't hear your comments from playing Wembley Stadium.
How dare you! Mario was not going to let Tom speak ill words about his co-stars
'You know what'll be entertaining! the crowd in ny next week! can't wait to see ya xo.
'Cheers bro .. Kiss kiss.'
Debbie chimed in, saying to Tom: 'Don't embarrass yourself. something I
live by if you've got nothing nice to say don't say anything at all.
'Have a nice day #spoilyourmum.'
Tom continued to tweet, Debbie added: 'OMG can't believe how many
tweets you have sent !!! Haven't u got a life !!!!#menotbeingnice.
Wanting the last word: Tom then launched his own tirade of abuse at Mario
'You must realize you start on me you'll be battered by TOWIE family. #teamtowie.
'We should find out as much as possible about someone before coming into conflict with them. #niteniteall.
'Oh almost forgot night @TomTheWanted bathing and getting 6 kids to bed with a bedtime story. Hope your mum had a lovely day. X.'
Lydia also put her two pence worth in, with: 'Quite upset to look on twitter & c @TomTheWanted putting me &
my mum down. Sad to see people constantly being bitter is there really
TOWIE against Tom: Debbie also took to her Twitter page to row with Tom
'Sad that in the world u will always find anger & bitterness.
Thankfully there is also love & laughter. Don't ever let people put
you down x.'
girlfriend Lucky Mecklenburgh also took a swipe at the singer, writing:
'They r lovely, Debbie an amazin foster carer, we r normal people makin
the most of an opportunity.
'Too much hate !! Love @debbietowie & @LydiaRoseBright not letting any1 put them down xx.'
mother and daughter duo spoke about sex, fashion and what it was like
to grow up in a household with several children, in their interview for
the Sunday Mirror's Celebs On Sunday.
Hitting back: Lydia took to Twitter again to comment on Tom's words
Also putting in her two pence worth: Mario's girlfriend Lucy Mecklenburgh also chimed in
Lydia said: ‘I was a professional at changing nappies
at about eight,’ she laughs. ‘But I didn’t mind. Little girls love
playing mothers and babies and while everyone had dollies I had the real
‘I’ve always been a bit more appreciative. Whenever I’ve got a problem, I know there are people out there who’ve
got it a hundred times worse. It puts things into perspective. So I feel
like, yeah, it was a good thing.'
And Debbie added: 'What was nice, was that this New Year’s Eve, the first four messages I got were from foster children I’d had when they were little. Now they’re 18 and 19.’