Jessica Rowe has deleted the podcast with Pauline Hanson after she came under fire on social media for interviewing the controversial politician not about her politics but about “love … and why she keeps going”.
Statement by One Nation senator Pauline Hanson
Last night at 9:56pm, my office received an email to advise a podcast I’d participated in some weeks ago with Jessica Rowe was being pulled.
I note throughout the day that Jessica was sent several tweets, condemning her for conducting a non-political interview with me.
We discussed my grandkids, family, how to cope with public pressure and depression, as well as some other non-controversial matters in a 30-minute podcast.
Twitter haters bombarded Jess online to a point where she obviously felt pressured to remove the podcast.
Her producer wrote in her email:
I wanted to let you know that beyond today we won’t be able to publish Pauline’s episode with Jess Rowe.
We’ve spoken with Jess and her manager tonight who have decided they want to remove the episode.
I apologise for any inconvenience.
Cancel culture in this country is killing debate, freedom of speech, and shutting down conservative political representation.
While I’m disappointed with Jess and her manager’s decision to remove the podcast, I also recognise how much pressure keyboard warriors can put on a person like Jessica who openly discussed with me in the interview how public opinion has impacted her mental wellbeing.
The removal of this innocuous podcast is a step in the wrong direction for conservative Australians.
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