Even Simon Cowell wasn’t THAT mean!
A pair of judges have been sacked by THE X FACTOR in New Zealand for tearing apart a contestant on live television.
Husband-and-wife duo Natalia Kills and Willy Moon were given the boot by producers after she called 25 year-old Joe Irvine “cheesy,” “disgusting” and “atrocious” and he compared the up-and-comer to fictional murderer Norman Bates.
Kills: “As an artist who respects creative integrity and intellectual property, I am disgusted at how much you have copied my husband. From the hair to the suit… Do you not have any value or respect for originality? You are a laughing stock. It is cheesy and disgusting. I personally found it absolutely artistically attrocious. I am embarrassed to be sitting here in your presence.”
Moon: “To me it just feels a bit cheap and absurd. It is like Norman Bates dressing up in his mothers clothing. It is just a little bit creepy. I feel like you are going to stitch someone’s skin to your face and then go kill everybody in the audience.”
On Sunday night (March 15) MediaWorks chief executive Mark Weldon issued a statement saying that bullying would not be permitted on the show.
“Contestants put their all into this competition and they should expect to receive feedback and criticism that is professional and constructive,” he said.
“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.”
Fellow judge Melanie Blatt took to Twitter to call Kill a ‘twat.’
— melanie blatt (@melblatt) March 15, 2015