Grace Helbig Apologises For Having This "Problematic" YouTuber On Her Podcast

20 June 2018, 11:26 | Updated: 20 June 2018, 11:31

Grace Helbig
Grace Helbig. Picture: Emma McIntyre / Staff

By Josh Lee

"I hope you continue to educate me and each other with compassion and empathy"

Grace Helbig has apologised after inviting controversial YouTuber Laci Green onto her "Not Too Deep" podcast.

Laci was the featured guest on episode 154 of Grace's popular podcast, where they talked about her Laci's sex-education videos, and discussed her upcoming book, “Sex Plus: Learning, Loving, and Enjoying Your Body.”

But it was Laci's past comments about transgender people that stirred controversy within Grace's fanbase. In 2017, Laci was criticised for falsely accusing a trans women of promoting non-consensual sex, and has been criticised for "gender essentialism" - conflating gender and sex with genitalia.

"I've been reading your comments and conversations all day and I really want to apologize for not doing my research and allowing a community that I love and support to fell like I've let them down," Grace wrote in a tweet. "I hope you continue to educate me and each other with compassion and empathy."