Ed Sheeran is most definitely proving that no matter how successful he has become, he is still one of the most genuine and down to earth guys there is, as he recently showed his support for the New Zealand X Factor contestant Joe Irvine who was completely and utterly torn apart by ‘judges’ Willy Moon and Natalia Kills last weekend.
The couple Kills and Moon berated contestant Joe Irvine after they both felt he’d copied Moon’s look by sporting a well-tailored suit with slicked-back hair. “I feel like you’re going to stitch someone’s skin to your face and then kill everyone in the audience“, Moon offered. I mean, does this mean every gentleman in the world who sports a suit is copying “Moons look”? I imagine that my grandfather will disagree.
Here’s what Ed had to say in support of the X Factor contestant, “@jooe63_joe don’t worry about what anyone else says man. Enjoy yourself with it, that’s what singing is about, not what other people think“. The media company behind the X-factor inevitably felt the same as Ed Sheeran, the audience and the rest of us, and promptly sacked the pair of judges. TV3 said it received “a huge amount of feedback about comments made by our judges“, and it had reportedly come under “extreme pressure” from sponsors to fire the pair after their attack on Irvine, which it described as “bullying” on its Facebook page.
The outburst that got Kills and Moon fired can be watched below. I’m not too sure about you guys, but I always assumed the Judges should be idolized, as well as pushing artists to grow and be the best that they can. Not completely torn apart, on national television. But don’t worry Joe, I know which ‘Artist’ I’d prefer by my side – Ed Sheeran or Natalie Kills – any day of the week.