Two judges of X-Factor New Zealand have been fired over their unneccassrily harsh criticisms of a contestant.
According to ViralTrend, Natalia Kills and Willy Moon have been given their marching orders after their controversial and bitter tirade against one contestant led to widespread outrage.
The married couple attracted a barrage of furious criticism over their scathing treatment of singer Joe Irvine, whom Natalia accused of stealing Willy’s image.
In the aftermath of the shocking outburst, the New Zealand channel TV3 sacked the pair, saying in a statement their comments were ‘completely unacceptable’.
‘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,’ said Mark Weldon, chief executive of TV3’s owners MediaWorks.
‘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.’