Pop singer Lorde decided to sweeten the world by providing cupcakes to a belittled singer. The pastry package went off to New Zealand The X Factor contestant Joe Irvine, who became instantly famous after two judges slammed him so cruelly that they were promptly fired, reported the Houston Chronicle.
Lorde, who also is from New Zealand, included a note that was handwritten with the cupcakes.
“Hi Joe, just wanted to say: your individuality, positive energy and spirit are infectious! I think you’re doing an awesome job on the show so far. I’m a performer too, and wanted to say that no matter how many people make fun of me for how I dress, move and act, I’m being me – and that’s what’s important. Good luck and lots of love, Lorde.”
And she wasn’t alone in championing the belittled aspiring singer. Superstar singer Ed Sheeran also took to social media to show his own support.
“Don’t worry about what anyone else says man. Enjoy yourself with it, that’s what singing is about, not what other people think,” posted Ed.
Joe responded with a comment about his appreciation for Lorde’s cupcakes.
“Lorde sent me cupcakes I thank u so much I love them,” wrote Irvine.
And Irvine also tweeted Lorde his appreciation.
“Hey you are awsome I love ur music and wanna meet you thank u so much for the cupcakes xo”
Also finding the situation something to talk about was Ellie Goulding.
“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.”
So just what happened to cause these celebrities to reach out with verbal support and treats? As the Inquisitr reported, married musicians and judges Natalia Kills and Willy Moon harshly critiqued Joe on what was their first – and last – live broadcast for The X Factor.
“[You are a] doppelganger,” declared Kills. “From the hair to the suit, [you are a] laughing stock, cheesy, disgusting [and] absolutely artistically atrocious.”
Watch the judges slam Irvine below.
“It’s like Norman Bates dressing up in his mother’s clothing. I feel like you’re going to stitch someone’s skin to your face and kill everybody in the audience,” said Moon.
In firing the judges, the chief executive of the company offered a statement attacking the bullying, reported People.
“Last night on X Factor both Kills and Moon made comments that were completely unacceptable,” said MediaWorks chief executive Mark Weldon. “While the judges on X Factor are expected to provide critiques of the performances, we will not tolerate such destructive tirades from any of the judges.”
[Images Via Twitter/Joe Irvine]