Australian singer Natalie Bassingthwaighte (Instagram)
Australian singer Natalie Bassingthwaighte (Instagram)
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Australian singer Natalie Bassingthwaighte has used social media to condemn haters, hatred and paparazzi towards her, her family and friends after announcing to the world two weeks ago, following her appearance at the Hay Rainbow on the Plains Festival, that she was in love with a woman.

Since her article in Stellar Magazine, Bassingthwaighte’s new partner Pip Loth has broken their silence on the couple’s budding relationship in an emotional tribute to the Rogue Traders singer.

Loth, who uses they/them pronouns, said Bassingthwaighte was helping teach them how to trust and be their “truest self”.


But the haters have come out and Bassingthwaighte has used Instagram to say she has never been a hater and never understood why anyone would go on someone’s page and write hate.

“I’m not a hater. I’ve never been a hater. I don’t understand it. I don’t understand how people have time to go on people’s page and comment so viciously and horrifically and intentionally make people feel awful. It’s not accepted on my page and I won’t have it,” Bassingthwaighte said in a video on Instagram.

“My team will be looking at the comments and they’ll be blocking anyone who says anything negative towards anyone that I love. And that includes my family that includes Cam that includes my kids and that includes my girlfriend. We all deserve respect and love because we are all human. We all cry, we all bleed, we all suffer.”

Bassingthwaighte singled out media-led paparazzi for a special spray.

“There are a lot bigger things going on in the world right now. I won’t tolerate it. Haters hate. I won’t accept paparazzi coming to my front door following my friends making up stories about us. It’s a load of crap. It’s not acceptable and I want it to stop.”

Bassingthwaighte, who admitted that she was terrified about coming out in a same-sex relationship, having ended her 12-year marriage to Cameron McGlinchey in 2022 wanted to make sure that everyone knew she was still in a great place and happy.

“Be kind. You don’t know what people are going through. You really don’t. And it’s a dangerous slippery slope. Focus on yourself. Focus on being the best version that you can be of yourself. And that will radiate out hate just brings more hate and I don’t have any hate in my life. I don’t, I’m happy, I’m safe and well and I wish you nothing but the best.”

Last Updated on Nov 30, 2023

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