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Social media users went off on the two judges for their verbal attacks before the channel that carries its version of the popular reality television show fired them.


(CNN) — If you thought Simon Cowell was mean, wait till you hear what this judging duo had to say on New Zealand’s spinoff of the popular singing contest “X Factor” on Sunday.

Married couple Natalia Kills and Willy Moon, who both were on the judging panel of the show, slammed the 25-year-old contestant Joe Irvine, after his rendition of Michael Buble’s “Cry Me A River.”

But it wasn’t how he sang that ticked them off.

“I’m disgusted at how much you’ve copied my husband, from the hair to the suit,” said Kills, referring to Irvine’s new makeover for the show. “You’re a laughing stock. It’s cheesy, it’s disgusting…you make me sick,” the British singer added.

Her husband Willy Moon called him “creepy” and likened him to Norman Bates, the killer in the horror film, “Psycho.”

Mediaworks, the owner of the New Zealand television channel TV3, which airs the show, has decided to sack the duo for their scathing remarks.

“Last night on X Factor both Kills and Moon made comments that were completely unacceptable,” said Mark Weldon, Mediaworks chief executive.


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X-Factor New Zealand Judges Fired After Bullying Contestant  was originally published on wzakcleveland.com