Kate lashes women: ‘Don’t do it’
RADIO personality Kate Langbroek's glaring message to women to "stop f-ing married men" is picking up steam as more Australian females applaud her for controversial comments.
On yesterday's nationally syndicated radio program, Hughesy and Kate, breaking news of Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce's extramarital affair and subsequent child with former staffer Vikki Campion became the topic of conversation, which lead Langbroek on a scathing tirade, describing the situation as "horrible".
"It's horrible, it's hideous, it's terrible," Langbroek said of the situation, where Joyce's estranged wife alleged the affair took place when Ms Campion was a paid member of staff.
Yet despite holding Barnaby Joyce accountable for his actions it was women who bore the brunt of the message.
"It happens a lot, but here's the thing and maybe I say this as a woman, don't get me wrong I totally hold Barnaby Joyce to account for his own actions, but I'm not a man, so all I can speak for is behalf of myself as a woman, and to other women," she said.
"Stop f-ing married men. Just don't do it. Stop doing it.
"You might think that you're getting something out of it, but you're not. You're getting so much pain and misery and bad juju from that.
Langbroek claimed that not knowing someone's wife was "not an excuse.
"The fact is you know of their existence," she said.
"If you want to sleep with him, then he's got a choice to split up with his family and split up with his wife and then he can come to you unencumbered, that's fine, people fall in love all the time and relationships are complicated.
"But when you sleep with a married man, you're a bad person. You can put whatever spin on it you want, but you're a rotten person. So is the rotten man you've slept with, but I am not talking about the men."
Dave "Hughesy" Hughes backed Langbroek, claiming that despite the fact "men have desires", they have "to contain them".
"People like to see themselves in a certain way and a lot of women consider themselves to put the sisterhood first or feminist," Langbroek continued.
"Having an affair with a married man is not a feminist act. It is, in fact, the opposite. It is in fact extremely destructive of the journey that another woman has to go on in her life - and to yourself actually too."
Since her explosive comments aired yesterday, social media has backed her calls, with most describing them as "well said". The Hughesy and Kate Facebook page was quick to stress, "Kate is speaking only for the women in a situation like this".
A statement from Mr Joyce's estranged wife, Natalie, read: "I am deeply saddened by the news that my husband has been having an affair and is now having a child with a former staff member.
"I understand that this affair has been going on for many months and started when she was a paid employee.
"This situation is devastating on many fronts.
"For my girls who are affected by the family breakdown and for me as a wife of 24 years, who placed my own career on hold to support Barnaby through his political life.
"Our family life has had to be shared during Barnaby's political career and it was with trust that we let campaign and office staff into our homes and into our lives.
"Naturally we also feel deceived and hurt by the actions of Barnaby and the staff member involved.
"The situation for myself and the girls will be made worse by the fact that this will all be played out in public so at this time.
"I would ask that the girls and I are given some privacy and time to come to terms with the consequences and take steps to plan our future."