Singing sensation Susan Boyle has taken aim at Ricky Gervais after he called her a "mong" in his comedy show, insisting: "He's the one with the problem, not me."
The Office creator used the word - an old-fashioned term which is often associated with sufferers of Down Syndrome - in a joke about Boyle during his stand-up tour.
The comment sparked complaints to the Ofcom broadcasting watchdog when the show aired on British TV but bosses at the Channel 4 network were cleared of breaching regulations.
Boyle has now addressed the controversy, telling Britain's The Sun, "I can take whatever Ricky says, because I'll tell you something - he's the one with the problem, not me.
"Ricky's a talented man but he's wasted himself with those comments. I think people who liked him are not so keen now."
Boyle, who has previously been the victim of bullying, admits she has now learned to brush off mean comments.
She adds, "I've had a lot of insults. Do you know what I do? I ignore them. I just get on with my life. Those who have something to say usually have nothing to do."