Who knew the comedy world had a lot drama… simply sayin’!
Justin Martindale & Heather McDonald Are Feuding
Justin and Heather had been associates for 10+ years, however in keeping with the Comedy Retailer mainstay, their friendship took a flip in March.
Throughout this week’s episode of Justin’s podcast, “JUST SAYIN’ with Justin Martindale,” he took time to elucidate his aspect of the story.
“I needed to take this time to handle one thing that’s been on my thoughts. I didn’t wish to speak about this. I like staying out of battle and drama, however since some incidences have occurred over the previous weekend, I believed it was time to shine a lightweight on slightly one thing that has been brewing inside me for awhile,” Justin said.
He started by explaining that they’ve been associates for over 10 years, he’s appeared on “Juicy Scoop” 33 occasions over the course of three years. Justin admitted to being a fan of “Chelsea Recently” and her comedic company when he first began making visitor appearances on Heather’s podcast.
He even regarded to Heather as a mentor and a buddy.
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“Over the weekend I discovered my buddy, Heather McDonald, comic and host of ‘Juicy Scoop,’ that I used to be sometimes was on for about 33 occasions, and I’ve additionally featured for over 15 reside exhibits along with her, she charged her listeners on Patreon to discuss her aspect of a narrative about all this drama that’s been happening between us,” he defined. “That is the place I draw the road. Making a living off of my title to alter the narrative to avoid wasting face.”
“Disclaimer! The Blast doesn’t subscribe to particular person celeb Patreon accounts, due to this fact, we had been unable to listen to Heather’s aspect of the story.”
Issues began to get slightly funky in March after Justin had a run-in, albeit nice, with Jeff Lewis.
“I don’t know the entire Jeff Lewis crew, presently, I do know who Jeff Lewis is. I didn’t know the meat between all people. I simply stayed in my lane,” the comic admitted.
In response to Justin, Lewis needed to have him on his SiriusXM present, “Jeff Lewis Dwell,” however there was somebody standing in the way in which.
Lewis mainly advised Justin he couldn’t have him on the present, as a result of “I’ve to have Heather’s approval. Heather received’t allow you to be on ‘JLL.’”
It additionally occurred that March was Justin’s birthday month and she or he skipped his party on the 17th, St. Patrick’s Day.
However he wasn’t going to cost his followers to take heed to a Patreon episode of him speaking about Heather not coming to his birthday.
As an alternative, the previous ‘Chelsea Recently’ contributor referred to as to complain to him for an hour about some drama that occurred at Kelly Dodd’s pool occasion.
The incident went down between Heather and Megan Weaver, a recurrent visitor on ‘JLL.’
In response to Heather, Megan allegedly stated, “probably the most merciless issues that anybody has ever stated to me” on the occasion.
Heather McDonald has main combat with Megan Weaver, says she’ll by no means do Jeff Lewis’ present once more… pic.twitter.com/0aHoRF8rvJ
— LoveAndyC (@LoveAndyC) March 22, 2023
However again to Heather and Justin.
Previous to Might, Justin was showing on Heather’s podcast freed from cost with zero compensation.
“We began getting paid in Might 2023. My final episode was in July, so she began paying us per episode in Might. I believed this was truthful,” which is one thing he admitted being completely tremendous with.
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What Justin wasn’t tremendous with was her unwillingness to take part in his “Drag Isn’t Harmful” telethon that very same month.
He had requested Heather for a fast video to point out her help for the LGBTQ+ neighborhood and for the telethon.
Justin stated, “She regarded me within the eyes and stated ‘No. No, I can’t do that. I don’t need my followers to get mad at me.’ That type of shook me slightly bit.”
This led to his followers asking why he was associating with Heather and anti-LGBT rhetoric.
From Might to July, Justin started to defend himself and draw back from her.
Quick ahead to a July episode of “Juicy Scoop” during which the film “Sound of Freedom” was introduced up. The film is about youngster intercourse trafficking.
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He defined that he knew nothing in regards to the film, however given he’s a comic he made a remark in jest. It was one thing that might’ve been edited out, however “she knew what she was doing.”
This despatched her podcast followers into overdrive, and so they started attacking Justin on social media. He acquired very hateful, express and threatening messages.
At no level did Heather try and deescalate the state of affairs along with her followers or shut down the adverse feedback.
So as to add insult to harm, Justin was despatched screenshots of Heather liking feedback calling him a “narcissist and a groomer.”
He confronted her and she or he fed him an enormous ole bowl of BS!
Their deteriorating relationship led Justin to bow out of reside exhibits in each Napa and Las Vegas.
Extra shady actions had been made by Heather, in keeping with Justin, which additional soured the state of affairs.
“I needed this to fizzle out. I used to be drained. It was taking quite a bit out of my psychological well being, my relationship with my boyfriend, my friendships, in addition to my inventive course of,” Justin famous earlier than ending the episode. “I’ve nothing to lose or achieve from speaking about this. I’m simply holding her accountable for her actions, as a result of clearly, she will be able to’t do this for herself.”