Absolutely shocking! According to a new report, ‘The X Factor New Zealand’ judge, Natalia Kills cursed and yelled at the audience — which included children — during a taping of the show on Dec. 2.
So crazy! On Dec. 2, English singer and The X Factor New Zealand judge, Natalia Kills, 28, reportedly started cursing at the audience during the last audition of the night when a contestant had been “mouthy” to the judges and the audience had pressured her to let them through to the next round.
Natalia Kills ‘X Factor New Zealand’ Judge Curses & Yells At Audience
Don’t mess with Natalia! An eyewitness reported that the singer had a major outburst on Dec. 2, during the taping of the show when a contestant had been “mouthy” to the judges. “She swore and screamed at the audience and then half the crowd left, and some mums yelled out about her swearing,” an attendee told Stuff.
After she yelled the eyewitness revealed that she actually stormed off the set while producers urged the audience to stay seated.
X Factor New Zealand publicist, Jeane Mowatt told the site, “During a long day of filming, The X Factor NZ judge Natalia Kills expressed frustration at the behaviour of some sections of the audience. Her words were not well chosen, and both Natalia and TV3 apologise for any offence caused.”
This was bad timing for the show, which on Dec. 1, was accused of being rigged by audience member, Brad Fisher, 18, who was in the front seats of one show taping when he allegedly saw a man to the right of the judges making hand signals after each performance.
The site reports that he said, that a thumbs-up resulted in four yeses while a down signal or head non ended in four no’s or one yes and three no’s among other hand signals in which he outlines in his YouTube video that now has over 35k views!
However, co-executive producer of X Factor NZ Andrew Szusterman told the site that it was up to the judges as to who makes it through the rounds of competition.
“As in all television productions, the producers must be in close contact with on-screen talent at all times in order for the production process to run smoothly,” Andrew said.
Let’s hope Natalia apologizes for the incident and the rest of the season goes smoothly!
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— Caitlin Beck