Kills has refused to apologise for the derisive comments she lashed upon contestant Joe Irvine, remaining unrepentant.
Yesterday her spokesperson told Britain's Mirror newspaper: "[Natalia] just speaks from the heart and says what she feels. That's just how she is."
Asked if the British-born singer regrets her tirade, they added: "No. She stands by what she said."
But one wonders whether that's the case, or whether the hole Kills has dug herself is just too deep to get out of.
Her Twitter posts have been silent since the sacking, although she continues to favourite tweets in support of herself, showing a distinct lack of self-awareness and personal responsibility.
Ricky Martin's Mangere gig
TV3 is keen to look forward while leveraging on the international column inches the Kills and Moon incident has generated. Enter: Ricky Martin.
The Diary can reveal the 43-year-old She Bangs singer will be appearing on X Factor NZ on Monday night.
Alas, not live. He will pre-record his new single, Mr Put it Down, on Saturday at the Mangere studio where the show is filmed. The X Factor NZ has a contract deal with Sony Music Entertainment, which will sign the winner of the competition.
Martin, a former judge on Australian talent quest The Voice, is signed to Sony.
He spoke out on Twitter this week against Italian fashion house Dolce and Gabbana who criticised Elton John's adoptions. He posted: "ur voices R 2powerfull 2B spreading so much h8 [sic]."
Martin is the father of two boys born by surrogate.
The pop star had no words on the X Factor storm he is walking into.
International pop stars join chorus of support for Irvine
British pop singers Ed Sheeran and Ellie Goulding and rapper Professor Green have spoken out against the bullying of Joe Irvine.
Professor Green - the 31-year-old British rapper, singer-songwriter and husband of soap star and heiress Millie Mackintosh - took to Twitter yesterday to take on Kills.
"Here's an image of me imitating @nataliakills husband ... who i'd never heard of before today," Green posted, with a picture of himself in a suit.
He added: "Isn't the whole point of X Factor imitation up until your career begins afterwards? doesn't everyone sing other people's songs?"
Goulding - who is signed to the same label as Kills and Moon, Cherrytree Records - posted her two cents on Twitter: "Can't stop myself from commentating on X Factor NZ situation because I can't stop thinking how mean it was. Thank goodness they're gone," she posted, in reference to the sacking of Kills and Moon.
However, the blonde darling of British pop made a more barbed comment about the dumped X Factor NZ judges.
"You sort of have to be, you know, vaguely relevant to have your style stolen just saying," Goulding tweeted, but later deleted.
Sheeran gave some words of advice to Irvine, tweeting the young contestant directly: "Don't worry about what anyone else says man. Enjoy yourself with it, that's what singing is about, not what other people think."
Two Kiwi pop princesses weighed in as well.
Ruby Frost, who appeared on the show as a judge in the first series, tweeted: "Good call TV3. Those comments made me sick last night. Contestants should never be exploited & humiliated for entertainment's sake."
And Lorde stepped in, offering moral support to Irvine and thoughtfully sending him a box of cupcakes and a handwritten note.
She wrote: "I'm a performer too and I 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."
10 questions about the X Factor drama
1. Where are celeb-seekers Kills and Moon hiding out?
2. What really went down between X Factor creator Simon Cowell and MediaWorks execs this week? The Diary contacted Cowell on Monday and his rep responded diligently, saying stay tuned for an announcement. Hours later a TV3 release was issued declaring Kills and Moon were sacked. Cowell was fed up with the train wreck. There were too many problems; too much bad publicity. X Factor NZ had been inundated with drama after drama, and Cowell wanted the mess cleaned up.
3. Why didn't MediaWorks board member and former reality TV queen Julie Christie (recently appointed short-term "TV and video digital strategist" for the company) step in and sort the dramas out earlier?
4. Would the show have survived had major sponsor McDonald's pulled out? McDonald's issued a statement to The Diary saying they do not tolerate bullying. They had to. Their brand was being damaged. But they refused to tell us whether they would continue to sponsor the show. I understand the partnership deal is worth around $1.2 million, and is paid to MediaWorks in three or four tranches spread out across the duration of the reality programme. Had Macca's pulled out, TV3 would have had to meet the cash shortfall.
5. Why didn't NZ On Air - which contributed $800,000 public funding to the second series of X Factor NZ - put the show on a warning? Why did they allow the government charter to be contravened more than once without any real action?
6. Can Brylcreemed barnets and snazzy suits really be plagiarised?
The '60s say no.
7. Kills said Irvine was stealing her hubby's look, while Moon compared Irvine's image to Psycho character Norman Bates, describing it as "cheap and absurd". Anyone spot the irony that Moon was ignorant to the fact he was having a dig at his own look?
8. Was Moon's ego further smashed when MediaWorks spelled his name wrong on the termination press release?
9. Who feels for TV3's marketing team who have to remove and replace all the advertising materials now?
10. Did you know Kills' last single to chart in New Zealand peaked at No23 in 2013, and Moon's one hit wonder, Yeah, Yeah, went to No28?