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Podcast called The Sydney Gays was cancelled after four episodes because of death threats

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‘Self-cannibalistic hate’: Gay community turn on podcast hosts who received death threats after boasting about how many guys they had slept with and their Instagram followers

  • Men behind a podcast about gay culture in Sydney forced to cancel project 
  • Wil Sabin and Jay Fisher claim they were sent death threats and bullied online 
  • The podcast was slammed online for misrepresenting the LGBTQI community

Two men behind a podcast exploring gay culture in Sydney have been forced to cancel their passion project due to online bullying. 

Wil Sabin and Jay Fisher launched The Sydney Gays podcast in May, planning to release 10 episodes over the following months. 

However, the pair were forced to call it quits after just four episodes were aired, claiming they were sent death threats. 

Wil Sabin and Jay Fisher (pictured) launched The Sydney Gays podcast in May, planning on releasing 10 episodes over the following months

Wil Sabin and Jay Fisher (pictured) launched The Sydney Gays podcast in May, planning on releasing 10 episodes over the following months

However, the pair were forced to call it quits after just four episodes were aired, claiming they were sent death threats (Pictured: Wil Sabin)

However, the pair were forced to call it quits after just four episodes were aired, claiming they were sent death threats (Pictured: Wil Sabin)

The podcast was slammed online for misrepresenting the LGBTQI community and giving in to stereotypes. 

Listeners also felt as though the podcast mainly centered around the men boasting about how great their lives were. 

In the first episode the pair talked about losing count how many guys they hooked up and how many Instagram followers they had.

Mr Sabin also claimed his biggest inspiration was himself. 

‘Oh my god, someone at work sent me this and told me to listen. I’m playing it now and I feel like puking. This is the most narcissistic, vapid, embarrassing thing I’ve ever heard LMAO. I’m dying. I want Jesus to make me straight now,’ one listener wrote on Twitter.

The podcast was slammed online for misrepresenting the LGBTQI community and giving into stereotypes

The podcast was slammed online for misrepresenting the LGBTQI community and giving into stereotypes

‘This is peak whitegays who think going to the gym is having a personality, and also having 5k Instagram fans and recycling Rupaul jokes all weekend means they deserve their own show. More than just tone deaf, it’s really bad,’ another wrote.

‘They put nothing out but self-aggrandising c*** and tried to present themselves as representative as an entire community,’ wrote another. 

In the final episode the pair addressed the backlash they had received, telling listeners they need to look at the message they’re putting out.

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Listeners also felt as though the podcast mainly centered around the men boasting about how great their lives are. In the first episode they talked about losing count how many guys they hooked up and how many Instagram followers they have

Listeners also felt as though the podcast mainly centered around the men boasting about how great their lives are. In the first episode they talked about losing count how many guys they hooked up and how many Instagram followers they have

‘Saying you wish someone was hit by a train. Telling us to kill ourselves … I wouldn’t wish this on my worst enemy,’ Mr Sabin, a choreographer, said.

‘Wil and I are pretty tough queens with thick skins but enough is enough.’

‘The gay community in this country needs to work together rather than cut others down who are trying to make a difference,’ Mr Fisher said. 

‘This self cannibalistic hate just isn’t right.’

In the final episode the pair addressed the backlash they had received, telling listeners they need to look at the message they're putting out

In the final episode the pair addressed the backlash they had received, telling listeners they need to look at the message they’re putting out

The pair cancelled their passion project despite reaching number 22 on the iTunes charts for five days straight. 

Industry expert Dan Murphy, who works with Sydney’s LGBTQI community, told the ABC they did unbelievably well for independent podcast in terms of the number of listeners they had.

‘They should’ve followed the footsteps of the Kardashians. They received nothing but bad publicity from the beginning, and now they’ve created an empire.’ 

Wil Sabin and Jay Fisher have both been approached by Daily Mail Australia for comment.

'Saying you wish someone was hit by a train. Telling us to kill ourselves ... I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy,' Mr Sabin, choreographer, said

‘Saying you wish someone was hit by a train. Telling us to kill ourselves … I wouldn’t wish this on my worst enemy,’ Mr Sabin, choreographer, said

'The gay community in this country needs to work together rather than cut others down who are trying to make a difference,' Mr Fisher said

‘The gay community in this country needs to work together rather than cut others down who are trying to make a difference,’ Mr Fisher said

 



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