Natalia Kills, an English recording artist who is not the second coming of eternal goddess Cleopatra as previously reported, was fired from her gig on the judging panel of New Zealand’s version of the “X Factor.”
What was her crime, you ask? The 28-year-old songstress merely provided a few words of rational and constructive criticism toward contestant Joe Irvine, who had the audacity to show up with a gentleman’s haircut and fitted suit… just. like. Kills’ husband, Willie Moon.
To quote 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’re a laughing stock. It’s cheesy, it’s disgusting. I personally found it absolutely artistically atrocious”.
Like, can you even?
Moon, a fellow (now former) “X Factor” judge, piled onto his wife’s rage, saying, “It’s like Norman Bates dressing up in his mother’s clothing, it feels a little creepy and I feel like you are going to stitch someone’s skin to your face and then kill everybody in the audience.”
Which, tbh, was basically like a double-decker burn, because not only did Irvine rip Moon’s extremely unique aesthetic, he also was probably definitely going to steal from Alfred Hitchcock’s thriller “Pyscho,” and thought nobody would notice.
Well guess what Irvine? THEY DID.
After Moon and Kills made their very helpful suggestions to Levin, “X Factor” parent company MediaWorks decided to axe their two favorite judges with this statement:
“While the judges on X Factor are expected to provide critiques of performances, we will not tolerate such destructive tirades from any of the judges. We no longer have confidence that Kills and Moon are the right people to perform the role of The X Factor judges, and they will leave the show, effective immediately.”
But don’t worry, the Internet is providing Kills and Moon with all the attention they could ever want.
I feel for Natalia Kills, it is so annoying when someone is always copying some else’s style… pic.twitter.com/UwCO80EUXA
— Unnamed Insider (@Unnamedinsider) March 16, 2015
I dont know why you’re coming for anyone’s “artistic integrity” when your husband is literally Butthead @NataliaKills pic.twitter.com/HDy89672kS — Zayn Malik (@MalikZMinaj) March 15, 2015
Well this is awkward @NataliaKills #xfactornz pic.twitter.com/6bCRabymLo — Rebecca Parlett (@Bexparlett) March 15, 2015