New Zealand’s Lorde continues to prove that we’d really quite like her as our best friend after joining the likes of Ellie Goulding and Ed Sheeran in showing X Factor New Zealand’s Joe Irvine support after Natalia Kills and Willy Moon verbally attacked him.
Except, being the Queen Bee that she is, Lorde went further than tweeting and actually sent Joe a present.
WHAT A DAY TO BE ALIVE. Especially if your name is Joe. Joe Irvine.
So, did Lorde send Joe some fruit? A kiwi for a kiwi? Erm, no, actually.
Instead, she sent him something that wasn’t actually rubbish, AKA a cute and encouraging letter AND TWELVE delicious cupcakes.
Maybe she could be royal (ro-yal), after all. Let her live that fantasy.
The 18-year-old’s letter read: “Hi Joe, Just wanted to say your individuality, positive energy & spirit are infectious!
“I think you’re doing an awesome job on the show so far.
“I’m a performer too & I wanted to say that no matter how many people make fun of me for how I dress, move & act, I’m being me – and that’s what’s important.
“Good luck and lots of love, Lorde.”
But Lorde didn’t stop her cuteness there, as she also sent him 12 cupcakes with ‘Keep Being Joe’ iced on the top.
Best. Cupcakes. EVER. And they look ruddy delicious too. All the love and whatnot to you, Lorde. Bravo on being a lovely popstar.
The ‘Royals’ singer wasn’t the only one showing the awesome Joe some love though, with Ed Sheeran also tweeting him to say: “don’t worry about what anyone else says man. Enjoy yourself with it, that’s what singing is about, not what other people think.”
Ellie Goulding also weighed in to the discussion, tweeting and deleting the above before writing: “Can’t stop myself from commenting on NZ X factor situation because I can’t stop thinking about how mean it was. Thank goodness they’re gone.”
Former All Saints singer, fellow judge, and all round legend Melanie Blatt summed up the sacking with this on point tweet:
In case you somehow missed EVERYTHING, the problems started when Natalia Kills, a judge on X Factor NZ, launched into a tirade of abuse following Irvine’s rendition of Cry Me A River on Saturday night, claiming that he was copying her husband’s style – by wearing a suit. OH THE HUMANITY.
She ranted: ” We have a doppelgänger in our midst. I, as an artist who respects creative integrity and intellectual property, am disgusted at how much you have copied my husband. From the hair, to the suit… do you not have any value or respect for originality?”
“You’re a laughing stock! 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 my opinion. You make me sick. I’m ashamed to be here.”
Willy then added that the contestant looked like he was going to murder everyone and stitch their skin to his face.
The two have now been fired after complaints from many, MANY viewers.
Good luck on getting your own cupcakes, guys.
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