I’m sure there will be many heartbroken ladies out their if they are a fan of X Factor boyband hopefuls The Risk, as Ashley Baptise announces he is leaving the band! Fellow boy band members and judge Tulisa were all in a state of shock when he dropped the bomb. Many tabloids are speculating that the pressure of the industry were too much for him, but is seems there is a much bigger reason for him leaving.
According to the Sunday Mirror, the 22-year-old quit the show because of his religious beliefs (he is Christian) . Apparently Baptiste had qualms about the shows Halloween theme this weekend. I must admit I don’t “celebrate” Halloween either and I really commend Ashley for sticking to his beliefs and didn’t want to dress up and take part in the ghoulish theme. This could no way been an easy decision for him to make, clearly he loves performing, being in the band and the fact they have X Factor exposure is a cert they would get something big out of this which could take care of his future.
So why didn’t he just put on a gruesome Halloween outfit, its only for one night after all, then he could be set for stardom, fortune and fame? Well I guess if you have a strong belief in God who preaches life and Halloween is about devils, death and evil spirits then I guess you can draw your own conclusion.
Could you walk away from a dream opportunity if it goes against your beliefs and morals?