Who knew the comedy world had a lot drama… simply sayin’!
Justin Martindale & Heather McDonald Are Feuding
Justin and Heather had been mates for 10+ years, however in line 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 need to speak about this. I like staying out of battle and drama, however since some incidences have occurred over the previous weekend, I assumed it was time to shine a light-weight on a bit one thing that has been brewing inside me for awhile,” Justin acknowledged.
He started by explaining that they’ve been mates 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 friends when he first began making visitor appearances on Heather’s podcast.
He even seemed to Heather as a mentor and a buddy.
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“Over the weekend I came upon 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 dwell exhibits together with her, she charged her listeners on Patreon to discuss her aspect of a narrative about all this drama that’s been occurring between us,” he defined. “That is the place I draw the road. Making a living off of my identify to vary the narrative to avoid wasting face.”
“Disclaimer! The Blast doesn’t subscribe to particular person celeb Patreon accounts, subsequently, we had been unable to listen to Heather’s aspect of the story.”
Issues began to get a bit funky in March after Justin had a run-in, albeit nice, with Jeff Lewis.
“I don’t know the entire Jeff Lewis crew, at the moment, 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 line with Justin, Lewis needed to have him on his SiriusXM present, “Jeff Lewis Dwell,” however there was somebody standing in the way in which.
Lewis principally advised Justin he couldn’t have him on the present, as a result of “I’ve to have Heather’s approval. Heather gained’t allow you to be on ‘JLL.’”
It additionally occurred that March was Justin’s birthday month and he or she skipped his celebration 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 get together.
The incident went down between Heather and Megan Weaver, a recurrent visitor on ‘JLL.’
In line with Heather, Megan allegedly stated, “probably the most merciless issues that anybody has ever stated to me” on the get together.
Heather McDonald has main battle 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 Could, Justin was showing on Heather’s podcast freed from cost with zero compensation.
“We began getting paid in Could 2023. My final episode was in July, so she began paying us per episode in Could. I assumed this was truthful,” which is one thing he admitted being completely high quality with.
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What Justin wasn’t high quality 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 indicate her assist for the LGBTQ+ group and for the telethon.
Justin stated, “She seemed 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 form of shook me a bit bit.”
This led to his followers asking why he was associating with Heather and anti-LGBT rhetoric.
From Could to July, Justin started to protect himself and draw back from her.
Quick ahead to a July episode of “Juicy Scoop” through which the film “Sound of Freedom” was introduced up. The film is about little one intercourse trafficking.
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He defined that he knew nothing concerning 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, they usually started attacking Justin on social media. He acquired very hateful, specific and threatening messages.
At no level did Heather try to deescalate the state of affairs together with her followers or shut down the unfavourable 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 he or she fed him a giant ole bowl of BS!
Their deteriorating relationship led Justin to bow out of dwell exhibits in each Napa and Las Vegas.
Further shady actions had been made by Heather, in line with Justin, which additional soured the state of affairs.
“I needed this to fizzle out. I used to be drained. It was taking rather a lot 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 acquire from speaking about this. I’m simply holding her accountable for her actions, as a result of clearly, she will’t try this for herself.”