I’m a Celebrity’s Colin Fassnidge says he feels sorry for Pete Evans’ children – who have become ‘collateral damage’ because of their dad’s extreme views
Colin Fassnidge has shared his thoughts on the spectacular downfall of his former My Kitchen Rules co-star Pete Evans.
The Irish chef, 45, said that Pete’s teenage daughters, Chilli and Indii, have become ‘collateral damage’ as he continues to push his extreme views on social media.
In deleted footage from I’m a Celebrity, Colin told fellow camper Grant Denyer that the relentless backlash must be taking a toll on the girls.
Speaking out: I’m a Celebrity’s Colin Fassnidge has shared his thoughts on the spectacular downfall of his former My Kitchen Rules co-star Pete Evans
‘For your kids as well, they’re the collateral damage,’ he said.
Pete shares his children with ex-partner Astrid Edlinger. He is now married to former glamour model Nicola Robinson.
Grant noted that Pete ‘courts’ much of the negative media attention himself.
Speaking in a private confessional later, Colin admitted that Pete had ‘overstepped the boundary’ by sharing a neo-Nazi cartoon on Instagram.
Media attention: The Irish chef said that Pete’s (left) teenage daughters, Chilli (right) and Indii, have become ‘collateral damage’ as he continues to push his extreme views on social media
‘There’s something you just don’t do,’ he said firmly.
‘He’s gotten in a lot of trouble lately for his views,’ he continued.
‘I do not agree with any of the views, [but] the media is absolutely hounding him, whether that’s his own making, well, you know…’
Family: Pete shares his children (both pictured) with ex-partner Astrid Edlinger. He is now married to former glamour model Nicola Robinson
Pete was set to join the the cast of I’m a Celebrity but was scrapped after the neo-Nazi meme scandal broke in November last year.
Colin was his last minute replacement.
The Paleo chef had posted a cartoon on Facebook of a caterpillar wearing a MAGA cap and a butterfly with the neo-Nazi Black Sun emblem on its wing, with the suggestion being that neo-Nazism is the natural evolution for Trump supporters.
Evans is an enthusiastic supporter of the president and advocates the baseless claim that Mr Biden only won the 2020 election due to voter fraud.
Co-stars: Colin and Pete worked on Channel Seven’s My Kitchen Rules together as judges
In response to the scandal, he was dropped by more than 15 brands and sponsors, including Kmart, Coles, Big W, David Jones and Woolworths.
Prior to that scandal, Pete copped a major fine when he promoted the $15,000 BioCharger lamp as a potential COVID-19 cure.
As well as his bigger scandals, Pete had previously been criticised for speaking against sunscreen, water fluoridation and advocating a Paleo diet.
Scandal: Pete was set to join the the cast on I’m A Celebrity… but was scrapped after the neo-Nazi meme scandal broke in November last year