Life Uncut: Brittany Hockley and Laura Byrne hit back at cancel culture


Outspoken Bachelor stars Brittany Hockley and Laura Byrne hit back at cancel culture and say it stops people from learning from their mistakes


Brittany Hockley and Laura Byrne are not fans of cancel culture.

The former Bachelor stars, who host the Life Uncut podcast, shared their thoughts on ‘cancelling’ problematic public figures in an interview with The Daily Telegraph on Monday.

‘As a general rule, I don’t support cancel culture and I don’t like the idea of it,’ Brittany, 33, said.

Against the trend: Brittany Hockley (left) and Laura Byrne (right) are not fans of cancel culture. The former Bachelor stars, who host the Life Uncut podcast, shared their thoughts on 'cancelling' problematic public figures in an interview with The Daily Telegraph on Monday

Against the trend: Brittany Hockley (left) and Laura Byrne (right) are not fans of cancel culture. The former Bachelor stars, who host the Life Uncut podcast, shared their thoughts on ‘cancelling’ problematic public figures in an interview with The Daily Telegraph on Monday

‘People in general make mistakes; it’s human nature. I don’t like this idea of everyone jumping on board and piling on,’ she added.

Brittany said social media users shouldn’t rush to ‘cancel’ people when they see something they don’t like, and should instead just ‘hit unfollow’.

She stressed there’s no need to ‘jump on a bandwagon of online bullying’ whenever something controversial happens.

Her take: 'People in general make mistakes; it's human nature. I don't like this idea of everyone jumping on board and piling on,' Brittany said

Her take: ‘People in general make mistakes; it’s human nature. I don’t like this idea of everyone jumping on board and piling on,’ Brittany said

Her co-host Laura Byrne, 35, had similar thoughts, saying cancel culture creates problems that could otherwise have been addressed in a more civilised manner. 

‘The problem with cancel culture is that there’s so many limitations around learning,’ she said.

‘We learn so much from making mistakes, we learn so much from the conversations that come from making mistakes, and I think for everyone it’s such a great tool for us to do better collectively,’ she added.

Learning from mistakes: Laura had similar thoughts, saying cancel culture creates problems that could otherwise have been addressed in a more civilised manner

Learning from mistakes: Laura had similar thoughts, saying cancel culture creates problems that could otherwise have been addressed in a more civilised manner

The two women both appeared on different seasons of dating show The Bachelor.

Brittney starred on Nick Cummins’ season in 2018, while Laura won the 2017 season starring Matty Johnson, with whom she shares two daughters.

After several years as a singleton, Brittney is now dating Australian tennis player Jordan Thompson.

The duo will be making their radio debut next year on the KIIS network with the Life Uncut Radio Show, which will air on Saturdays.

Coming soon: The duo will be making their radio debut next year on the KIIS network with the Life Uncut Radio Show, which will air on Saturdays

Coming soon: The duo will be making their radio debut next year on the KIIS network with the Life Uncut Radio Show, which will air on Saturdays

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