SINGAPORE — The Hush Podcast, hosted by Yes 933’s Hazelle Teo, Ria 89.7FM’s Azura Goh and 987FM’s Germaine Leonora Tan, follows the recent episode “Is Cheating in a Relationship Ever Justified?” I was in the spotlight.
Released on YouTube and podcast platforms on Tuesday (November 8), this 36-minute episode addresses emotional or physical cheating while in a monogamous relationship.
Mediacorp’s DJs first touch on possible reasons for cheating (lack of connection, sex addiction, unresolved childhood issues, etc.) and what constitutes cheating.
Then, in an excerpt from the now infamous video uploaded to TikTok by Clarity, the digital content brand behind the podcast, Tan asks:
The host agrees that cheating is wrong, but that “the reasons may be valid.”
“Because you can’t get love out of a (toxic) relationship,” Hazel explains. “And that’s why you look to other avenues.”
Regarding a friend who has had an affair with a married man, Jermaine continues.
“And as a friend, I would never criticize a friend if I ever found myself in that situation.
“Like a moral plateau, I don’t think anyone is higher than this.”
She added that this is why people felt “a little harsh” with Ned Fulmer. who was Dropped out of comedy quartet The Try Guys In September of this year, an affair with an employee was discovered.
A one-minute excerpt posted by Clarity on Wednesday (Nov. 9) caused quite a stir on TikTok before being taken down on Thursday. For the curious, a full transcript of the video clip is included at the end of this article.
Social media users were quick to refute the host’s opinion, with some even creating their own Stitched videos on TikTok to discuss the original clip.
Cheating ‘can never be justified’: Netizen
In one such video with 19,500 views by TikTok user “vanillabbt,” she sarcastically said:
“(Jermaine says) ‘Cheating may not be morally right, as you know.’ — No, sister. I’ll stop right there. Cheating is not morally right.
“That’s why cheating is not allowed in relationships, in exams, in games. Cheating is not allowed anywhere.”
Similarly, local singer-songwriter Krysta Joy D’Souza defines the term in her Stitch video.: “‘Justifiable’ is defined as an action, situation, feeling, or thought that is acceptable or correct because it has a valid reason. “
Being in a toxic relationship, not getting the love you want out of it, or seeking that fulfillment outside of a relationship “isn’t a good reason for it,” she says.
Her video has been viewed 68,200 times since it was posted on Thursday.