Kyle Sandilands skips the queue for his Covid vaccine in western Sydney

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    Kyle Sandilands boasts of his ‘old, fat, white, male celebrity privilege’ as he SKIPS the queue for his Covid vaccine just days before his 50th birthday

    Kyle Sandilands didn’t have to wait in line while getting his first coronavirus vaccine at Westmead Hospital in western Sydney on Tuesday afternoon.

    The KIIS FM radio host, who turns 50 on Thursday, boasted of not having to wait for his jab on The Kyle and Jackie O Show this morning.

    He was responding to a viral thread on Reddit in which a user who was also getting the shot that day claimed Kyle had ‘cut in front of me in the vaccine line’. 

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    VIP treatment: Kyle Sandilands didn't have to wait in line while getting his first coronavirus vaccine at Westmead Hospital in western Sydney on Tuesday afternoon

    VIP treatment: Kyle Sandilands didn’t have to wait in line while getting his first coronavirus vaccine at Westmead Hospital in western Sydney on Tuesday afternoon 

    The Reddit user clarified they weren’t offended by Kyle being swept to the front of the queue and actually thought it was funny. 

    ‘People seem to be thinking I’m genuinely upset by this. I’m not,’ they said.

    ‘The optics of the huge line and him pulling up in his Bentley were just too funny not to share. I think if this encourages his listeners to go get the jab, I’m all for it.

    ‘He didn’t physically push in. He was escorted by media. Not genuinely upset. Just found it entertaining during my boring wait. Props… for drumming it up.’

    Called out: Kyle, who turns 50 this week, boasted of not having to wait for his jab on The Kyle and Jackie O Show this morning. He was responding to a viral thread on Reddit in which a user who was also getting the shot that day claimed Kyle had'cut in front of me in the vaccine line'

    Called out: Kyle, who turns 50 this week, boasted of not having to wait for his jab on The Kyle and Jackie O Show this morning. He was responding to a viral thread on Reddit in which a user who was also getting the shot that day claimed Kyle had ‘cut in front of me in the vaccine line’

    In a statement to Daily Mail Australia on Tuesday evening, Kyle’s management team confirmed he hadn’t physically pushed in. 

    But the radio presenter acknowledged on Wednesday he had received special treatment from hospital staff because of his celebrity status.

    He told listeners: ‘I probably cut in front of about 70 people. But that is what happens when you are white, old, fat, male and a celebrity. Privilege still exists.’

    Kyle may also have been allowed to skip the queue because he was promoting the Covid-19 vaccine on social media. He was not paid to do this. 

    'That is what happens when you are white, old, fat, male and a celebrity. Privilege still exists': Kyle acknowledged on Wednesday he had received special treatment from hospital staff

    ‘That is what happens when you are white, old, fat, male and a celebrity. Privilege still exists’: Kyle acknowledged on Wednesday he had received special treatment from hospital staff

    The controversial media personality received his first vaccine at Westmead Hospital in Sydney on Tuesday. 

    The Kyle and Jackie O Show shared photos and videos of Kyle’s visit to the vaccine clinic on Instagram later that day.

    ‘Kyle bit the bullet and got his first Covid-19 vaccination this arvo! Great work King!’ they posted.

    In one video, Kyle admitted he couldn’t understand the apprehension to get the vaccine, saying: ‘It’s one needle to save us all.’  

    Positive message: The Kyle and Jackie O Show shared photos and videos of Kyle's visit to the vaccine clinic on Instagram

    Positive message: The Kyle and Jackie O Show shared photos and videos of Kyle’s visit to the vaccine clinic on Instagram 

    Kyle said he wanted to get the vaccine because he hoped to travel to Hawaii for a holiday towards the end of the year.

    ‘I just want to go to Hawaii, that’s why I’m here, and if getting this vaccination means we’re one step closer to it happening, that’s a good thing,’ he said.

    Blasting anti-vaxxers, he added that it’s ‘in everyone’s best interest to get the vaccine. I don’t understand why anyone wouldn’t get it.’

    Fair enough! Kyle said he wanted to get the vaccine because he hoped to travel to Hawaii for a holiday towards the end of the year

    Fair enough! Kyle said he wanted to get the vaccine because he hoped to travel to Hawaii for a holiday towards the end of the year 

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