'X Factor' New Zealand Judges Natalia Kills & Willy Moon Fired For 'Completely Unacceptable' Comments
X Factor New Zealand judge Willy Moon and his wife Natalia Kills, who was sitting in as a guest judge, have been fired for their comments after contestant Joe Irvine took the stage in a recent performance.
“As an artist who respects creative integrity and intellectual property, I am disgusted with how much you have copied my husband. From the hair, to the suit, do you not have any value or respect for originality? You’re a laughing stock, it’s cheesy, it’s disgusting, I personally found it absolutely artistically atrocious,” the 28-year-old entertainer said to the contestant’s face. “I am embarrassed to be sitting here in your presence, having to even dignify you with an answer of my opinion.”
“To me it just seems a little bit cheap and absurd. It’s like Norman Bates dressing up in his mother’s clothing. It’s just a little bit creepy,” Willy added “I feel like you’re going to stitch someone’s skin to your face and then kill everybody in the audience.” But the blood bath continued when Natalia chimed in once again.
“I’m going to say it. It’s disgusting. You make me sick. It’s absolutely disgusting. You have no identity. I can’t stand it. I’m ashamed to be here,” Natalia added.
“Last night on X Factor both Kills and Moon made comments that were completely unacceptable,” Mark Weldon, producer on the show, said in a statement. 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.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 harsh critique below…
Natalia Kills & Willy Moon Fired For These Comments