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Kyle Sandilands blasts Wil Anderson after 'Wilosophy' podcast ban


Kyle Sandilands has come out swinging against Wil Anderson after the ABC comedian revealed he’d banned the radio presenter from his podcast.

Anderson, 48, said earlier this week he refused to interview Sandilands, 50, because he has a policy of not inviting people with their own platforms and ‘agenda’ on his show.

While the KIIS FM host was initially not bothered by the snub, he changed his tune on Wednesday and harshly criticised Anderson and his management company.

'F**k Wil Anderson': Kyle Sandilands (pictured) has come out swinging against Wil Anderson after the ABC comedian revealed he'd banned the radio presenter from his podcast

‘F**k Wil Anderson’: Kyle Sandilands (pictured) has come out swinging against Wil Anderson after the ABC comedian revealed he’d banned the radio presenter from his podcast 

‘F**k Wil Anderson. F**k off. I don’t hate the bloke, but I’m not putting up with his bulls**t,’ he said on The Kyle and Jackie O Show.

He said his blacklisting was likely a result of him badmouthing comedians on his radio show who are on the same management roster as Anderson.

‘The management company hates me because I destroyed all the big clients,’ he told co-host Jackie ‘O’ Henderson and newsreader Brooklyn Ross.

Sandilands also ranted about how comedians aren’t as naturally funny as radio hosts.

Reasons: Sandilands said his blacklisting was likely a result of him badmouthing comedians on his radio show who are on the same management roster as Anderson (pictured)

Reasons: Sandilands said his blacklisting was likely a result of him badmouthing comedians on his radio show who are on the same management roster as Anderson (pictured)

He said stand-ups have pre-prepared jokes, whereas broadcasters have to offer witty responses live on air for up to four hours per day.

The Sydney shock jock also took at swipe at Anderson for quitting Triple M Melbourne’s Hot Breakfast show in late 2019.

He joked that Anderson was Eddie McGuire’s lackey on the program, comparing his role to that of ‘Intern Pete’ Deppeler on Kyle and Jackie O.

Initial reaction: A day earlier, Sandilands had offered a more diplomatic response to being banned from Anderson's podcast. 'I respect that he has his opinion, but he has a distorted opinion of me,' he said on air

Initial reaction: A day earlier, Sandilands had offered a more diplomatic response to being banned from Anderson’s podcast. ‘I respect that he has his opinion, but he has a distorted opinion of me,’ he said on air

A day earlier, Sandilands had offered a more diplomatic response to being banned from Anderson’s Wilosophy podcast.

He said on air on Tuesday he’d suspected for a while Anderson had a problem with him, but was unsure what he’d done to offend him.

‘He’s not an a**ehole; I respect that he has his opinion, but he has a distorted opinion of me [from the press],’ he said. 

He speculated that Anderson had banned him for his political views and support of former U.S. president Donald Trump.

But Sandilands, who hosts Sydney’s most popular FM breakfast radio show on KIIS 106.5, said he wasn’t right-wing at all, but instead a centrist like many Australians.

Blacklisted: Anderson, 48, said this week he refused to interview Sandilands, 50, because he has a policy of not inviting people with their own platforms and 'agenda' on his show

Blacklisted: Anderson, 48, said this week he refused to interview Sandilands, 50, because he has a policy of not inviting people with their own platforms and ‘agenda’ on his show

‘Maybe Wil thinks because I like Donald Trump that I’m a right-wing lunatic because a lot of these left-wing people don’t understand most people sit in the middle,’ he said.

‘I liked Trump because he’s entertaining. He was making America money.’

‘A lot of radio people are jealous that I’ve been able to make millions of dollars but they’re barely able to pay their rent,’ he added. 

The pair’s feud erupted earlier this week when Anderson said the likes of Sandilands and right-wing pundit Andrew Bolt would never be allowed on his podcast. 

Mystery beef: Sandilands said on Tuesday's Kyle and Jackie O Show he'd suspected for a while Anderson had a problem with him, but was unsure what he'd done to offend him

Mystery beef: Sandilands said on Tuesday’s Kyle and Jackie O Show he’d suspected for a while Anderson had a problem with him, but was unsure what he’d done to offend him 

The Gruen host, 48, launched Wilosophy in 2014 and it has since become one of the most popular podcasts in Australia, attracting major celebrity guests.

He told news.com.au he refused to interview Sandilands because he doesn’t want to give a platform to people with certain ‘agendas’. 

Anderson said: ‘If you’re interviewing someone with an agenda and you’re asking them questions, you become a platform for spreading that agenda.

‘So that’s the reason Andrew Bolt and Kyle Sandilands aren’t going to get an invitation to be on the show.’

He continued: ‘And I just think Kyle is great at generating his own publicity. He doesn’t need a hand from me.’ 

Bias: Sandilands, who hosts Sydney's most popular FM breakfast radio show, speculated at the time he was banned for his political views and support of former U.S. president Donald Trump

Bias: Sandilands, who hosts Sydney’s most popular FM breakfast radio show, speculated at the time he was banned for his political views and support of former U.S. president Donald Trump 

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