Natalia Kills Reacts to Twitter Bullies: ‘I Refuse to Be a Victim’
Natalia Kills is getting a lot of hate on Twitter — and she is not putting up with it.
A month after she and her husband WIlly Moon were fired from New Zealand's X Factor after bullying a contestant with their incredibly harsh (and completely outlandish) critiques, she is still receiving some seriously nasty threats and insults on Twitter. And yes, she is taking a stand against it.
Starting on April 7, the controversial singer screencapped and tweeted comments from fans that were so cruel and NSFW that we can't even print them here (though you can see them over on her Twitter). Many told her to go kill herself and referred to her as almost every derogatory term you can imagine — and even some you can't.
"I'm not a victim, I refuse to be one," she tweeted in response to the horrible messages. "I'm not afraid to hold a mirror up to death & rape threats, homophobia + racism."
Natalia and Willy Moon were fired from X Factor in late March after they berated a contestant on air.
"Ladies and gentleman, I'm just going to state the obvious," Natalia told the young singer at the time. "We have a doppelgänger 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? 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."
The judges later apologized for their remarks on Twitter. Natalia tweeted:
"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!"