Abbie Chatfield criticises Brittany Hockley’s apology after ‘slut shaming’ incident with Kyle Sandilands


Abbie Chatfield has criticised Brittany Hockley’s apology to her after calling out Hockley and radio host Kyle Sandilands for “slut shaming” her on air.

Following the message from Chatfield, which saw her devote much of her latest podcast episode to breaking down a recent Kyle and Jackie O KIIS FM segment about her dating life, Hockley shared an apology post to Instagram.

“Firstly, I want to apologise for the undercurrent misogynistic tones that the interview had,” Hockley wrote. “The nature of live radio is unpredictable and often unplanned, which was the case with the direction that this conversation took.”

Watch the clip above.

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Abbie Chatfield has picked apart Brittany Hockley’s apology to her, dubbing it a ‘self written character testimony’ with no apology included at all. (Instagram)

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She continued, “Live on radio I found myself in a position where Abbie and I were pitted against each other,” she added. ”This was not planned, and this was not something I felt comfortable with and I thought by saying as little as possible in the interview it would not add any fire to the situation.

“I see with hindsight that this was naïve and contradictory to what I stand for.”

Hockley, 35, went on to reference the work she has apparently done in the female empowerment space. Awkwardly, both Hockley and Chatfield have spent close time with each other, having both starred on the July 2020 season of The Bachelor in Paradise.

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“It was not and never has been my intention to make anyone feel shameful for their dating or sex life,” Hockley continued.

“As a woman who has championed female empowerment, relationship equality and sexual freedom over the past four years, I am deeply apologetic that this happened.”

Now, Chatfield has responded to Hockley’s apology, and she doesn’t seem all that impressed.

Abbie Chatfield responds to Brittany Hockley's apology after she and Kyle Sandilands "slut shamed" her on the Kyle and Jackie O Show.
Chatfield responded to Hockley’s apology in her Instagram Stories in a three-part post. (Instagram / @abbiechatfield)

“Sorry, but your internalised misogyny and insecurities (which resulted in your misogynistic comments) are the reason you felt “pitted” against me,” Chatfield began in a series of posts to her Instagram Stories.

“If another woman is mentioned in an interview, my reaction is not to lash out and feel like we are being compared, and in order to “win”, slut shame them.

“Live radio is hard, but if I say something off on-air I message the person immediately. But you didn’t, showing you didn’t feel shameful after doing this, you only realised the VERY CLEAR ISSUE after I called you out on it,” she added.

Abbie Chatfield responds to Brittany Hockley's apology after she and Kyle Sandilands "slut shamed" her on the Kyle and Jackie O Show.
‘You didn’t say as little as possible. You added commentary. You weren’t silent.’ (Instagram / @abbiechatfield)

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In a second post, Chatfield noted, “Also! You didn’t say as little as possible. You added commentary. You weren’t silent. You asked if we had sexted after Kyle asked if I had sent nudes, you brought me up two more times in total.

“Don’t blame the segment and live radio. Again, if you can’t hold your own in that environment, maybe it isn’t for you.”

In her final post, Chatfield said she didn’t read Hockley’s post as an apology at all.

“I don’t see an apology to me, I don’t see any understanding of why what she and Kyle did was wrong, or an explanation to her audience,” Chatfield wrote. “I just see an excuse of live radio, then a self-written character testimony, then a (tbh) fair reason why she didn’t see my DM, though we have messaged before.”

Abbie Chatfield responds to Brittany Hockley's apology after she and Kyle Sandilands "slut shamed" her on the Kyle and Jackie O Show.
‘I won’t say more but this whole thing hasn’t been shocking to me.’ (Instagram / @abbiechatfield)

Chatfield added that Hockley hasn’t apologised to her, and added that her actions were “repeated behaviour” based on how she knew Hockley from their Bachelor in Paradise days.

“I won’t say more but this whole thing hasn’t been shocking to me,” Chatfield added.

Hockley is yet to respond. Meantime KIIS FM’s star host Kyle Sandilands has issued no apology at all for his comments about Chatfield.

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