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17 March 2015, 17:43
Celebs are pouring in with support for Joe Irvine after Natalia Kills and Willy Moon's swift sacking from XFNZ.
There's been a lot of drama in the past 48 hours over the vile behaviour of former X Factor judges Natalia Kills and Willy Moon. The married couple tore into New Zealand contestant Joe Irvine following his performance on the first live show, accusing him of ripping off Moon's style - because he was wearing a suit.
Natalia Kills must've lost her mind when Justin Timberlake released Suit & Tie.— Roman | Lady Gaga (@MisterBroRo) March 16, 2015
But while the internet has mostly been ablaze in a rage against the couple, quickly turning Natalia's rant into a meme, most have overlooked the most important person in this debacle - Joe. Y'know, the person the vitriol was directed at. That guy.
Joe has been manning his own Twitter since the tense weekend show, thanking people for their support and retweeting words of encouragement. He even showed off a little gift he got from a fellow New Zealander; a box of cupcakes and a heartfelt note from Lorde.
Joe's apparently a little new to Twitter, though; he sent Lorde a sweet and enthusiastic message of thanks - but failed to include her name anywhere in the Tweet.
Hey you are awsome I love ur music and wanna meet you thank u so much for the cupcakes xo— joe irvine (@jooe63_joe) March 16, 2015
Well, we can hope that she saw it.
Lorde's not the only celebrity in Joe's corner, either; even Ed Sheeran took to Twitter to offer his encouragement.
@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— Ed Sheeran (@edsheeran) March 16, 2015
And Ellie Goulding had some sass to offer up, before redacting it a little later...
The deleted Ellie Goulding Tweet about Natalia Kills and Willy Moon has me in lolllls pic.twitter.com/WnmG0Msmqi— Sharyn Casey (@ShakefieldCasey) March 16, 2015
Former X Factor UK winner James Arthur even threatened to travel to New Zealand to help Joe sort out his bullies, before joining the chorus of support.
That poor guy on XFNZ. He didn't do anything wrong? Apart from slightly resemble that willy.. I'm off to New Zealand to save the day lol— James Arthur (@JamesArthur23) March 17, 2015
@jooe63_joe I will dude! Don't ever lose sight of the dream. You handled yourself very well in the face of hate, that's half the battle.— James Arthur (@JamesArthur23) March 17, 2015
Hopefully with all the support he has behind him, Joe will go all the way in the series. At least he knows he can keep being himself; though, he might want to change his Twitter name. Y'know, just a bit.
Love yas— joe irvine (@jooe63_joe) March 17, 2015