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Sometimes the best way to make a scandal go away is to simply stop talking about it and to pretend like it never happened!
But apparently that's just not Natalia Kills' style!
In case you've been living under a rock, the singer recently came under heavy fire and lost her job at X Factor New Zealand after she and her husband Willy Moon were accused of bullying a contestant.
But Natalia STILL doesn't see anything wrong with what she said!
In fact, she thinks it was NOTHING compared to other judges like Simon Cowell! She said:
Following last week's episode, Kills and Moon were fired from the show. But Irvine made it to the next round and received a TON of support from fans and even other artists!
This week, the contestant took back to the stage to perform an powerful rendition of Hoizer's Church and got a standing ovation from the crowd!!
When he came off stage, Irvine was moved to tears!
The singer received nothing but praise from the judges, showing everyone that he is still a big contender on the show!
Watch Joe's performance in the video (above) — and let us know how you feel about it (below)!
But are they being ridden out of town on a rail for the right reason?
According to an inside source, it wasn't even Natalia and Willy's idea to get mean — it was the producers of X Factor!
It seems they wanted the full-on Simon Cowell claw-baring — and the ratings it drew — from the couple! Our source said:
Though Irvine made it to the next round on the show, the aforementioned judges didn't make the cut — both Kills and Moon have been fired from X Factor!
You'd think after all this backlash, the 28-year-old singer would be apologetic about her disparaging remarks, right?
WRONG! When asked if the artist regretted her harsh words, her spokesperson told The Mirror:
[New Zealand Accent]: Bye!
Well, the former judges made their way to the Auckland International Airport on Tuesday night, leaving the country and heading for Los Angeles.
They didn't talk to any media when they arrived, and quickly made their way through the check-in for their 10:45pm flight.
But the bigger news is that Natalia seems to have been dropped from her label CherryTree Records. Her banner, which used to be prominently displayed on the site, is no longer there. We're waiting on official word, though!
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