The UK X Factor may be long cooled down, but things in New Zealand are just heating up!
Judges and husband and wife team, Natalia Kills and Willy Moon have been fired from The X Factor NZ after a clip of Saturday’s night show went viral online.
The clip showed Natalia laying into contestant Joe Irvine in a MAJOR way, accusing him of copying her husband Willy because of his suit and hair. Yes, seriously.
The video outraged the public on Twitter and it wasn’t long before the disgraceful clip of Natalia’s outburst became trending online.
Many people blasted the couple for their public humiliation of Joe and the outright bullying they thought was okay to inflict on him.
— Bibs (@BibsWWPD) March 16, 2015
I dont like tweeting hate about celebrities but what Natalia Kills said to that person on X factor was disgusting. He wore a freaking suit.
— Payal (@Payal_NucksMT) March 16, 2015
I don't even know who Natalia Kills or her husband are but I'm glad they were fired from NZ X Factor. You don't treat contestants like that.
— Tanisha (@socalgurl83) March 16, 2015
The Human Rights Commission has since applauded the company who runs The X Factor NZ, Mediaworks for their decision to fire the couple:
“I’m glad to see Mediaworld decided not to be a bystander and to publicly condemn bullying abuse. Many people across the country spoke out to support the young man who was publicly ridiculed on the show last night.”
“I’d like to congratulate the thousands of everyday New Zealanders who took to social media to condemn this bullying behaviour, to stand up to someone else who was being bullied. Don’t be a bystander, stand up to bullies.”
We couldn’t agree more – hopefully this will teach Natalia and her husband to have respect for other people.