Ben Lee and Kyle Sandilands bury hatchet after vaccine feud

Ben Lee and Kyle Sandilands bury the hatchet after arguing over Guy Sebastian’s vaccine campaign


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Musician Ben Lee and radio host Kyle Sandilands have finally settled their rivalry.

The pair closed their doors last month after Ben publicly criticized Guy Sebastian, who is friends with Kyle, over his decision to withdraw support for the #VaxTheNation campaign, citing his belief that getting vaccinated would be a personal choice. must be.

The two men calmly discussed their disagreement and the wider debate over Guy’s “pro-choice” argument on The Kyle and Jackie O Show on Thursday.

Olive Branch Expansion: Musician Ben Lee (pictured) and radio host Kyle Sandilands have finally settled their rivalry after arguing over Guy Sebastian's vaccine campaign backflip

Olive Branch Expansion: Musician Ben Lee (pictured) and radio host Kyle Sandilands have finally settled their rivalry after arguing over Guy Sebastian’s vaccine campaign backflip

“I blindly defend friends of mine, even when they’re wrong,” Kyle said. ‘I defend immediately, sometimes to my own detriment. I went hard for Guy’s defense.’

“I admire that, those nobility, defending friends and all,” Ben replied.

The musician, 43, said he didn’t want to “pile up” Guy on his vaccine stance, but said “public messages about vaccinations” were important.

Falling Out: The pair shut the horns last month after Ben publicly criticized Guy Sebastian, who is friends with Kyle (pictured), over his decision to withdraw support for the #VaxTheNation campaign, citing his belief that vaccinated Becoming should be a personal choice

Falling Out: The pair shut the horns last month after Ben publicly criticized Guy Sebastian, who is friends with Kyle (pictured), over his decision to withdraw support for the #VaxTheNation campaign, citing his belief that vaccinated Becoming should be a personal choice

Falling Out: The pair shut the horns last month after Ben publicly criticized Guy Sebastian, who is friends with Kyle (pictured), over his decision to withdraw support for the #VaxTheNation campaign, citing his belief that vaccinated Becoming should be a personal choice

Ben also told Kyle that he didn’t appreciate the personal tone of his criticism.

“I thought the way you went into a personal attack, and I know that’s an old habit of yours, but it’s an outdated, outdated and archaic way of dialogue,” he said.

The singer-songwriter went on to say that there should be a discussion about “how artists will use their platforms and connect with their audience’.

Kyle disagreed, saying artists should “shut up” when it comes to politics.

Ben stated, however, that public health issues “are not political.”

Public health measures: Kyle said artists should “shut up” when it comes to politics. However, Ben (pictured with Ione Skye) argued that public health matters ‘are not political’

“The majority of Australians are confident to partner with a public health initiative that will get live music back,” he added.

“I think that’s the perfect thing for musicians to be involved with; it doesn’t tell people who to vote for.’

The duo’s first argument came after Guy publicly withdrew his support for the live music industry’s #VaxTheNation campaign.

The Voice coach had previously joined dozens of Aussie musicians to encourage Aussies to get the jab to reboot the entertainment industry.

But he withdrew from the campaign after being trolled by anti-vaxxers and instead began preaching a “pro-choice” story — even though vaccination is the only way out of the coronavirus pandemic.

Change your mind: The duo’s first argument came after Guy (pictured) withdrew his support for the live music industry’s #VaxTheNation campaign. He had previously joined dozens of Aussie musicians to encourage Aussies to get the jab, but he withdrew from the campaign after being cheated by anti-vaxxers and started a “pro-choice” story instead. to preach

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