Poor Joe Irvine handled Natalia’s rant extremely well on X Factor New Zealand. After she accused him of being “artistically atrocious” for stealing her husband’s ‘look’, Joe innocently asks, “But don’t you copy Cleopatra?”
Watch the full rant here:
Fellow New Zealander, Lorde, mailed Joe some positivity in the form of a letter and cupcakes.
— joe irvine (@jooe63_joe) March 16, 2015
The letter read:
“Your individuality, positive energy and spirit are infectious. I think you’re doing an awesome job on the show so far. I’m a performer too and I wanted to say that no matter how many people make fun of me for how I dress, move and act, I’m being me, and that’s what’s important.”
Meanwhile, Kills and her husband, Willy Moon were swiftly asked to leave the show.
Mark Wheldon, the chief executive of MediaWorks, 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.”