Last night on X Factor New Zealand, judgy-judge Natalia Kills WENT OFF on contestant Joe Irvine for allegedly copying her husband, Willy Moon's, look.
Natalia, who was infuriated by Joe's suit and popular haircut, stated that she was "embarrassed to be sitting [in his] presence having to dignify that with an opinion.”
Natalia's husband, fellow judge and wearer of suits, added fuel to the fire by calling the performance "cheap and absurd", saying that it was "like Norman Bates dressing up in his mother's clothing".
Not enough characters allowed in a tweet to express how disgusting @NataliaKills comments were on #XFactorNZ
Others were disappointed.
I have always supported @NataliaKills, but this time I can't. Sorry babe, that was horrible. #xfactornz
Suit-wearing contestant Joe tweeted this photo after the show:
I survived the Kills! #xfactornz
Following tonight's episode of The X Factor NZ we received a huge amount of feedback about comments made by our judges. The nature of live television can be unpredictable and we appreciate you taking the time to voice your opinion. TV3 does not condone bullying and are currently on-site with Joe who is doing well.
X Factor NZ judge and SAINT Mel Blatt tweeted her support to Joe:
So proud of my group tonight @sarahAspicer @stevejbroad and special shout out to @jooe63_joe . I got you babe !!! See you all tomorrow 💋
While fellow judge Stan Walker told X Factor fans not to "lower themselves" and warned Natalia that "she'd better say sorry".
@NataliaKills U think its alright 2 champion urself in ur disgusting actions with no remorse 4 being a bully. Wake up man & humble urself.