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Kate Langbroek compares Melbourne’s Covid rules to ‘oppressive’ regimes

Kate Langbroek compares Melbourne’s Covid rules to ‘oppressive’ regimes and sympathises with anti-vaxx protesters during Sam Armytage’s podcast


She’s previously courted controversy by slamming bosses who force workers to get the Covid vaccine or face the sack.

And Kate Langbroek has doubled down on her stance during a new interview with Sam Armytage on her Something To Talk About podcast. 

During her conversation with the former Sunrise co-host, Langbroek seemed to compare Melbourne’s Covid lockdowns with ‘oppressive’ regimes.

Controvery: Kate Langbroek (pictured) has doubled down on her stance on mandatory vaccines during a new interview with Sam Armytage on her Something To Talk About podcast

When talking about anti-vaxxer protests around Australia, Kate sympathised with the protesters, saying ‘you can push people so far, and then they push back.’ 

The Project co-host then seemed to suggest that Australia was heading down a similar authoritarian path to China-controlled Hong Kong.

‘You couldn’t even get to the end of your street to a protest without being picked up on CCTV or Bill Gates’ facial recognition technology,’ she prophesised.

‘We’ve actually signed over a lot [of freedoms]’.  

Bizarre: During her conversation with the former Sunrise co-host (pictured), Langbroek seemed to compare Melbourne's Covid lockdowns with 'oppressive' regimes

Bizarre: During her conversation with the former Sunrise co-host (pictured), Langbroek seemed to compare Melbourne’s Covid lockdowns with ‘oppressive’ regimes

Langbroek claimed that despite her feelings about mandatory vaccination, she and her family have been jabbed. 

Kate previously opened up about her stance on mandatory Covid vaccines after she slammed bosses forcing staff to get jabbed or face the sack.

She told Stellar magazine her strict upbringing as a Jehovah’s Witness has had made critical of mandatory jabs.

‘I’m confused that everyone is so militant and happy about it,’ she said.

Stance: Kate previously doubled down on her views on the Covid vaccine - after slamming 'repugnant' bosses who force staff to get jabbed or face the sack

Stance: Kate previously doubled down on her views on the Covid vaccine – after slamming ‘repugnant’ bosses who force staff to get jabbed or face the sack

‘I don’t want to see people disfellowshipped [a religious practice of exclusion] from their lives. I witnessed it growing up, and it’s a cruel and effective means of control.’

Kate went on to say she was ‘raised in a cult and to see the emergence of other cults is unsettling’.

‘The values and sense of community [within the Jehovah’s Witnesses faith] is good until you decide to leave, and then you discover all the love they supposedly had for you was dependent on what you believe,’ she said.

Critical: The 56-year-old told Stellar magazine, her strict upbringing as a Jehovah's Witness has had made critical of mandatory jabs

Critical: The 56-year-old told Stellar magazine, her strict upbringing as a Jehovah’s Witness has had made critical of mandatory jabs

It comes after Kate said it’s ‘repugnant’ for bosses to make their employees choose between getting the jab or getting the sack during a furious debate on The Project last month.

‘I’m not for mandatory vaccines for work,’ she said in the tense standoff.

‘I’m not an anti-vaxxer but I’m just very uncomfortable prescribing to people mandatorily what they have to put in their bodies in order to work.’

Views: It comes after Kate said it's 'repugnant' for bosses to make their employees choose between getting the jab or getting the sack during a furious debate on The Project last month

Views: It comes after Kate said it’s ‘repugnant’ for bosses to make their employees choose between getting the jab or getting the sack during a furious debate on The Project last month

She argued that excommunicating people from society who choose not to get the vaccine is comparable to the religious group’s cruel tactic to make worshippers follow the rules.

‘I find it repugnant that they will be disfellowed from their lives because they have hesitation or doubts about vaccination,’ Kate said. 

‘If you have the right to go into your workplace and feel protected, doesn’t someone else also not have the right to decide what they put in their body?’

'I'm not an anti-vaxxer but I'm just very uncomfortable prescribing to people mandatorily what they have to put in their bodies in order to work,' she said

‘I’m not an anti-vaxxer but I’m just very uncomfortable prescribing to people mandatorily what they have to put in their bodies in order to work,’ she said

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