Jessica Rowe wears a very quirky outfit after a visit to a skincare clinic in Bondi – as she appears in the picture for the first time since that interview with Pauline Hanson
Jessica Rowe’s mental health fears grew last month after her podcast interview with Pauline Hanson was removed due to fierce reactions on social media.
But the former Studio 10 host, 51, brushed up on her recent controversy on Thursday as she enjoyed a pampering session at a skincare clinic in Bondi.
Jessica looked relaxed as she emerged from celebrity facialist Ingrid Seaburn’s studio, even smiling at onlookers from behind her cat-print facemask.
Brush away the controversy! Jessica Rowe, 51, (pictured) looked relaxed and happy as she left a skincare clinic in Bondi on Wednesday – weeks after her podcast interview with Pauline Hanson was deleted due to online backlash
The slim journalist showed her quirky fashion sense for the occasion, dressed in a bright blue sweater and matching crocodile leather booties.
Her look was completed with a light blue patterned skirt, a leopard print bag and a perfectly polished set of neon orange nails.
As she walked out of the clinic, she saw Jessica hugging a woman believed to be her esthetician — in the doorway.
Tough in blue! The slim journalist showed off her quirky fashion sense for the occasion, dressed in a bright blue sweater and matching crocodile leather booties
It’s the first time since Jessica has been spotted following her podcast saga late last month.
At the time, Jessica faced fierce opposition for interviewing far-right One Nation politician Pauline Hanson on her podcast.
Hanson had appeared on Jessica’s LiSTNR podcast — a platform hosted by the media company Southern Cross Austereo — to discuss her time in prison for election fraud in 2003, her children, and other light-hearted topics such as her favorite drink.
Friendly: As she was leaving the clinic, Jessica was seen in the doorway hugging a woman believed to be her beautician
Rowe promoted the podcast on social media while Hanson talked about “love, raising children, and why she continues.”
But the episode quickly backfired on Twitter, with Australian of the Year accusing Grace Tame Rowe of “subtly enabling”, “normalizing” and “appreciating” Hanson.
Rowe later asked LiSTNR to “delete the interview with Pauline Hanson.”
Canceled: Jessica faced heavy criticism at the time for interviewing far-right One Nation politician Pauline Hanson (pictured) on her podcast
Backlash: Rowe promoted the podcast on social media while Hanson talked about “love, raising kids and why she keeps going.” But the episode quickly backfired on Twitter, with Australian of the Year accusing Grace Tame Rowe of “subtly enabling,” “normalizing,” and “valorizing” Hanson.
Southern Cross Austereo’s chief content officer Dave Cameron later said he didn’t hesitate to shoot a controversial episode after his conversation with the veteran journalist made him concerned about her well-being.
That was a conversation that lasted until late in the evening yesterday [Wednesday] and, to be honest, we really support Jess [and] of what she wanted to do and how she wanted to go with what unfolded yesterday,” Mr Cameron told The Australian.
Hanson has since taken action against Southern Cross Austereo, advising the company that it has taken down One Nation’s expensive TV campaign from the network.
The party planned to pay for a series of ads on the company’s regional channels to promote Hanson ahead of next year’s federal election.
Response: Hanson has since taken action against Southern Cross Austereo, advising the company that it has pulled One Nation’s expensive TV campaign from the network