Support for Father’s Hate Podcast Cancelled
There is already too much violence and hate in the world. No one wants to see a man who domestically abused his wife get supported—such as any last support my father, Mike Rinder, has.
I, therefore, continue to speak out about his abuse and attack on my mom which left her permanently physically damaged.
As an update: my mom is still in pain every day of her life from that attack. But besides that, she is living her life and doing well. My brother and I, and our families, are also doing very well.
Regarding the podcast that Leah Remini and my father were using to victim shame my mom consistently and continually, it has lost quite a bit of support. And it is no wonder why—they were in violation of iHeart's official rules, which expressly prohibits hate content, including content that could incite violence. And as the podcast was almost entirely hate, not to mention lies, profanity, and truly insensitive behavior...
Fortune 500 companies have said, “No, we're not advertising on their podcast anymore.” Good for them. Because good, decent people see the hate they incite and know it must not be supported.
As I mentioned, this podcast has been used to victim shame, harass and accuse my mom and I of telling “stories,” called the assault on her “bullshit,” labeled photos of my mom’s swollen, battered arm “unreal,” criticized my advocacy work as “insane” and stated my mom and I are “hostages” who have been “mentally kidnapped.” Nice, right?
For anyone that's still supporting this podcast, or Remini or Rinder’s hate-filled shows or social media accounts, in any way, you should follow suit and stop supporting the hate.
We can all agree this world has too much hate already, and it's very clear violence is not acceptable. And violence against women is not acceptable anytime, anyplace.