Clementine Ford, Feminist Author, Makes Surprising Career Change After Podcast Cancellation Due to Controversy Over Views on Israel-Gaza Conflict

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Clementine Ford has announced her new career move after her podcast was officially axed. 

The feminist activist posted to Instagram on Saturday to reveal she has been granted funding to develop her new fictional television series, Smile B**ch. 

‘You can’t hold a tenacious woman down’ the 42-year-old wrote. 

‘So thrilled to announce that @aquarius.films and I have received @screennsw funding to develop our idea for #SmileB***h, a dark comedy about one woman executing her revenge against the men who have wronged her.’

‘Watch out. Rage is coming’ she added. 

Clementine Ford (pictured) has announced her new career move after her podcast was officially axed

Clementine Ford (pictured) has announced her new career move after her podcast was officially axed

A synopsis on the show reads: ‘A high-profile media presenter develops an appetite for murder after one too many sexist microaggressions lead her to manifest the ancient goddess of rage.’

It comes after it was announced on Wednesday that Nova Entertainment had cancelled Clem’s ‘Dear Clementine’ podcast after two years with the network. 

While she she didn’t explain why, Clementine suggested that her controversial views on the Israel-Gaza conflict may have forced Nova’s hand. 

Clementine has come under heavy criticism in recent weeks for attacking supporters of Israel and has been accused of fuelling anti-Semitism locally. 

The feminist activist posted to Instagram on Saturday to reveal she has been granted funding to develop her new fictional television series, Smile B**ch. 'You can't hold a tenacious woman down' the 42-year-old wrote

The feminist activist posted to Instagram on Saturday to reveal she has been granted funding to develop her new fictional television series, Smile B**ch. ‘You can’t hold a tenacious woman down’ the 42-year-old wrote

She recently branded the Albanese government’s support for Israel as ‘pathetic’ and ‘gross’, writing online: ‘You’re pathetic, you disgust me and I pity you for being so f***ing basic and gross that you think others should cheer on the murder of thousands just to make you feel better.’ 

In her post on Wednesday, Clementine boasted about her achievements as a podcaster and described herself as a woman who has ‘strong opinions on genocide’. 

‘During my two years with @novapodcastsofficial, we clocked a lot of wins. Not only did we recently celebrate one million downloads, but ‘Dear Clementine’ also won Best Podcast Series at the 2023 Mumbrella Publish Awards,’ she wrote.

‘But all good things must come to an end – especially award winning podcasts presented by women who have strong opinions on genocide.’ 

It comes after it was announced on Wednesday that Nova Entertainment had cancelled Clem's 'Dear Clementine' podcast after two years with the network

It comes after it was announced on Wednesday that Nova Entertainment had cancelled Clem’s ‘Dear Clementine’ podcast after two years with the network

Clementine went on to announce her new podcast ‘Untethered’, which will be targeted to ‘the free thinking woman who knows who she is and isn’t afraid to say it’. 

Untethered will begin streaming in January.  

She ended her post with a defiant message to her critics: ‘A reminder… you can try your hardest to destroy me you, but you will never, ever win… I will always be ‘untethered”’. 

When contacted for comment, a Nova spokesperson confirmed: ‘The Nova Podcasts team continuously review our stable of titles which can lead to the conclusion of some shows.’ 

‘I can confirm ‘Dear Clementine’ is one of the podcasts that will not be renewed in 2024.’ 

Clementine went on to announce her new podcast 'Untethered', which will be targeted to 'the free thinking woman who knows who she is and isn't afraid to say it'

Clementine went on to announce her new podcast ‘Untethered’, which will be targeted to ‘the free thinking woman who knows who she is and isn’t afraid to say it’

READ MORE: Feminist activist Clementine Ford says women shouldn’t feel ‘lucky’ when ‘men treat them like a human’ 

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