Kyle Sandilands sensationally destroyed News Corp after a journalist fired him from KIIS FM for making “dangerous” statements about his psychological problems in the air.
The 48-year-old radio star appeared on The Kyle And Jackie O Show on Wednesday, calling a News.com.au columnist “shameful” for suggesting that he be “taken off the air for a psychological assessment.”
News Corp – which owns 15 percent of KIIS FM – published the article after Kyle revealed his private ‘grief’ fight on his radio show after his long-awaited 60-minute interview with Karl Stefanovic the night before.
“You make me sick”: 48-year-old Kyle Sandilands released News Corp. after a columnist called on him to be taken down for “insulting people with mental health problems”
Kyle joked that he regretted coming out with his mental illness because he was tired of being bombarded with messages of support from friends.
The News Corp journalist then reported that Kyle’s actions had “downplayed mental health and disgraced those who contacted him to provide support in the wake of his vulnerability.”
Kyle described the article to his co-host Jackie ‘O’ Henderson: ‘A stranger I’ve never met … came out and told me to be taken off the air for a mental assessment.
“Do you mean that someone with a mental illness is not entitled to work?” Kyle admitted he was very upset when he read the article Tuesday night
“I haven’t even had time to figure out what’s going on with me. I don’t think I have a mental illness, but perhaps I do, “he continued, before asking the journalist a question,” Are you saying someone with a mental illness is not entitled to work? ‘
Kyle admitted he was very upset when he read the article Tuesday night.
“It really bothered me when I read it. I lay in bed for hours wondering what was wrong with me … Why am I ashamed for saying I feel sad? ‘ he said.
“I think it’s all about making me some kind of monster that I’m not really!” Kyle also took offense at a particular phrase written by the journalist and insinuated that his mental health problems were not real
“Waking up to the headline ‘Sandilands should be taken off the air’, and the reason the columnist didn’t like the way I talked about what I was going through, just let me guess everything in life,” he later added ready.
Kyle was also outraged by a particular phrase written by the journalist and insinuated that his mental health problems were not authentic.
The phrase read, “In just 48 hours, Sandilands … has offended people with real illness.”
Raw interview: News Corp. published the article after Kyle revealed his private ‘grief’ battle in Sunday’s 60-minute episode
Shocked that the writer would question the veracity of his mental health confession, Kyle smoked, “For the first time in my entire life, I opened and treated something really painful and serious for me. And she wonders if it is real.
“I think it’s all about making me some kind of monster that I’m not really!” he exclaimed.
Kyle also blamed the journalist for not reporting that he was joking when he said, “My message is, if you feel sad, don’t tell anyone,” on Tuesday’s show.
“Unfair and it’s misleading”: Kyle also accused the journalist for not reporting that he was joking when he said, “My message is, if you’re sad, don’t tell anyone,” on Tuesday’s show
Rather than acknowledging that the clearly lighthearted statement had been made in jest, the writer labeled the host as “careless” and “out of reach.”
“It’s unfair, and it’s misleading for her readers to take something that was clearly a joke and turn it into some sort of fact,” Kyle raged.
“She didn’t say I was joking, she tries to portray her readers that I really wanted to tell everyone, don’t tell your sadness or your illness.”
Leaked: Kyle also turned down the publication for publishing leaked private texts between himself and ex-girlfriend Imogen Anthony that they sent after their split last year. In the photo: Kyle Sandilands and ex-girlfriend Imogen Anthony
He also skipped publication for publishing leaked private texts between himself and ex-girlfriend Imogen Anthony sent after their split last year.
Kyle revealed that his lawyers had previously contacted News Corp to warn them that publishing the texts could be a disaster.
“I had my lawyer call News Corp and say,” Hey, there are mental problems here, but there are other people, “he said.
“Several People Are Involved in These Stories”: Kyle revealed that his lawyers had previously contacted News Corp to warn them that publishing these texts could lead to disaster. In the photo: Kyle Sandilands and ex-girlfriend Imogen Anthony
“There are family members, there are multiple people involved in these stories, and some of them have serious mental health problems,” he continued, adding, “We’ll let them know, no doubt, you’re rolling the die on someone’s life.”
News Corp. nevertheless chose to publish the text messages.
Kyle refused to take the knocks and ended his rant by accusing News Corp of “gross wrongdoing.”
“I know News Corp. owns 15 percent of this company, and I wish I could buy you back 15 percent because working for you makes me sick,” he said.
“You are a disgraceful company and you know that people’s health, mental health and life is at stake and yet you have decided to publish your little scandalous articles anyway.
“It’s just a gross mistake of journalistic privilege.”
“You’re a disgraceful company”: Kyle refused to take his punches and ended his rant accusing News Corp of “gross misconduct”