Natalia Kills + Willy Moon Finally Apologize for ‘X Factor’ Comments

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Natalia Kills and Willy Moon have released non-apologies following their termination from New Zealand’s The X Factor, speaking directly to the contestant whom they viciously tore apart on the show.

“At last! I am relieved that I’m finally able to break the silence… xoxo,” Natalia Kills wrote on Twitter on Wednesday night (March 18), sharing a screenshot of her official “apology.”

“A lot goes on behind the scenes of a reality show and what you see isn’t always the whole story. The show brought me on to bring my passion, dramatic expression and perspective,” she said. “I was encouraged to be outspoken and things got out of hand. Joe, I hope you can forgive me and I wish you all the best! Be natural, unconventional and be you!”

Her husband shared a similar statement, kind of apologizing while making excuses.

“The reality of ‘reality’ TV is that there’s a lot the viewer doesn’t see. The show encourages judges to be forthright and highly opinionated,” Willy Moon tweeted. “It went too far and I never intended to single anyone out. I wish the contestants, crew, and particularly Joe, all the best.”

In case you need a refresher on the X Factor judges’ harsh words, Natalia viciously slammed contestant Joe Irvine following his performance, accusing the young hopeful — clad in a slim-fitting suit — of stealing Willy Moon’s look.

“We have a doppelganger in our midst. As an artist who respects creative integrity and intellectual property, I am disgusted by how much you have copied my husband … Do you not have any value or respect for originality?” she told him. “You’re a laughingstock. It’s cheesy. It’s disgusting. I personally found it absolutely artistically atrocious. I am embarrassed to be sitting here in your presence having to even dignify you with an answer of her opinion.”

Agreeing with his wife, Willy Moon chimed in: “To me, it just feels a little bit cheap and absurd. It’s like Norman Bates dressing up in his mother’s clothing. It’s just a little bit creepy, and I feel like you’re going to stitch someone’s skin to your face and then kill everybody in the audience.”

“I’m going to say it. It’s disgusting. You make me sick,” Natalia added. “It’s absolutely disgusting. You have no identity. I can’t stand it. I’m ashamed to be here.”

The two were fired after the episode aired on Sunday (March 15).

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