Summer House’s Hannah Berner issues apology for flippant past remarks about ex’s Luke Gulbranson’s mental health
Hannah Berner has apologized for her remarks she made about ex’s Luke Gulbranson’s mental health on the Puddles with Andrew Collin podcast in February of 2020.
The Summer House star, 29, took to Instagram on Wednesday to say she’s sorry, after losing a sponsor for what she had said about her former relationship with Luke Gulbranson, 36.
In the controversial appearance, Berner downplayed a moment in which Gulbranson had suicidal ideations, laughing as she said she fell asleep after he texted her with his problematic feelings; she said she believed he ‘just wanted attention’ in the exchange, asking in response, ‘Do want to have sex?”‘
The latest: Hannah Berner, 29, has apologized for her remarks she made about ex’s Luke Gulbranson’s mental health on the Puddles with Andrew Collin podcast in February of 2020
Berner on Wednesday took to the site with a detailed message alongside a tweet that read, ‘Depression and anxiety. Name a more iconic duo, I’ll wait.’
‘I’ve recently been made aware of some talk online regarding comments I made on a podcast two years ago referencing suicide ideation and I want to apologize for my insensitivity regarding such a serious topic,’ Berner wrote.
She said that she considers herself ‘to be a very fierce advocate for mental health awareness, and I understand that I crossed the line.
‘To everyone who has brought this to my attention, I want you to know that I hear you, and I am sorry.’
Details: Berner on Wednesday took to the site with a detailed message alongside a tweet that read, ‘Depression and anxiety. Name a more iconic duo, I’ll wait’
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The Bravo personality said that she has empathy for the issue having dealt ‘with depression and anxiety’ in her own life.
‘Being candid about my own mental health and hearing from all of you has taught me the importance of acknowledging pain, shame, and struggles,’ she said. ‘I’ve experienced my fair share of all three (especially recently), but one of the many things that [her podcast] Berning in Hell has taught me is that even when we are going through hell, it won’t last forever.
‘Tough times are intense learning opportunities, and the adversity we face ultimately makes us stronger.’
Berner – who revealed her engagement to comic Des Bishop, 45, in March – said that she began her podcast ‘committed to creating a community devoted to having candid, inclusive conversations about mental health,’ and her desire ‘to understand more about what makes us all human at the end of the day and I wanted to do it with light and humor.’
Fallout: As result of the resurfaced words, the counseling service Better Help said on Twitter that they ‘have ended our partnership with Hannah and no longer sponsor her podcast’
Berner added: ‘I’ve laughed and cried along with you all over the course of hundreds of episodes as we talked about eating disorders, grief, panic attacks, sexual assault, body dysmorphia, self-harm, miscarriages, heartbreak, bullying, PTSD, and more.’
As result of the resurfaced words, the counseling service Better Help said on Twitter that they ‘have ended our partnership with Hannah and no longer sponsor her podcast.’
If you or a person you know has suicidal thoughts, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), text STRENGTH to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741, or go to suicidepreventionlifeline.org.