Singer Natalia Kills and her husband Willy Moon got fired from The X Factor New Zealand after bullying an innocent contestant for no apparent reason.
Kills and Moon attacked Joe Irvine after his rendition of Michael Buble’s “Cry Me a River,” accusing him of dressing like her husband, labeling him “disgusting.”
Ladies and gentleman, I’m just going to state the obvious: We have a doppelgänger in our midst.
“As an artist who respects creative integrity and intellectual property, I am disgusted at how much you have copied my husband,” she said. “From the hair to the suit, do you not have any value or respect for originality?
I personally found it absolutely artistically atrocious. I am embarrassed to be sitting here in your presence having to even dignify you with an answer of my opinion.”
Her husband chimed in comparing the poor guy to Norman Bates from “Psycho.”
Their actions caused an outrage amongst viewers which quickly spilled onto social media. A petition to get them kicked off the show received more than 77,000 signatures in less than a day. That pressure resulted in a successful removal; the two are no longer on the show.
I love you guys, thanks for your support & understanding my passionate opinions! You know what they say about me… https://t.co/DNBksvmYWM
— NATALIA KILLS (@NataliaKills) March 15, 2015
MediaWorks chief executive Mark Weldon released a statement:
“Last night on X Factor both Kills and Moon made comments that were completely unacceptable. While the judges on X Factor are expected to provide critiques of the performances, we will not tolerate such destructive tirades from any of the judges,” he said.
“Contestants put their all into this competition and they should expect to receive feedback and criticism that is professional and constructive. We no longer have confidence that Kills and Moon are the right people to perform the role of X Factor judges and they will leave the show, effective immediately.”
Watch their meltdown below:
Truly disgusting! No one should ever get bullied, let alone from “professionals” who have a responsibility to nurture aspiring singers who set out to make their careers greater. I won’t go there and call her a ************* and a pathetic excuse for a human being because I’m bigger than that.