New Zealand singer William Sinclair is better known (if known at all) by the stage name of Willy Moon. His claim to fame is his one minor hit, “Yeah, Yeah”, which came out three years ago.
The immense fame he has had since this hit has allowed him to claim the title of “The First And Only Person Allowed Ever to Wear A Suit and Have A Quiff”. That is, until X Factor NZ contestant Joe Irvine did the same. Upon seeing Irvine steal her husband’s signature style, X Factor New Zealand judge Natalia Kills said,
“Do you not have any value or respect for originality? […] It’s disgusting.”
As Kills continues with her rant on the apparently apparent plagiarism of a suit and tie, the number of confused faces and boos pile on. ‘Victim’ Moon also added to the conversation, saying,
“It just feels a little bit cheap and absurd[…] It’s a little creepy, I feel like you’re going to stitch someone’s skin to your face and then kill everybody in the audience.”
In the midst of their harsh assessment of damage, Irvine’s fallen smile seems bewildered, as do the other judges’ as they assure him to ignore Kills.
The judges weren’t the only ones to disagree. Indie pop singer Lorde showed her support to Irvine by sending him cupcakes with the words, ‘Keep being Joe’ written across the top.
The show producers have had enough as well, as both Kills and Moon have been fired from their judging positions on X Factor NZ.
Alas, all could have been avoided if she had just said ‘Swiper no swiping!’
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