WATCH: Dr Phil Shelley Duvall Interview Controversial Stetement Sparks Outrage Online

In recent news, it was reported that Dr. Phil doesn’t regret the controversial 2016 Shelley Duvall interview but says that its promotion was ‘unbecoming’. For further information, you are required to read the article and continue reading for more details. Follow us around for all the insights. The talk-show host also fired back at critics who publicly rebuked the episode and further added that they didn’t do a special thing to help the actress while she was struggling with her mental health. Dr. Phil McGraw has addressed the backlash to his controversial interview with Shelley Duvall in 2016. The TV personality, who announced his talk show was ending earlier this year, asked whether or not he regretted how he conducted the episode, in which the Shining actress revealed that she was suffering from mental illness.

Dr Phil Shelley Duvall Interview

Dr Phil Shelley Duvall Interview

McGraw said that there are parts of that story that he has not talked about and won’t talk about in specific. Moreover, he added that providing her opportunities for inpatient psychiatric care. The talk-show host did, however, have a response to viewers who lambasted the episode and knocked Dr. Phile. The people were critical of it and nobody ever asked them what they ever did to try and help her. During her sit-down interview with McGraw, Duvall made multiple claims, including that her Popeye costar Robin Williams was still alive as a shape-shifter and that she had a whirring disc inside her.

However, the episode was met with swift condemnation from Duvall’s fanbase after it aired. Vivian Kubrick, daughter of Stanley Kubrick condemned its lack of compassionate healing issued in a statement on Twitter at the time. In 2021, Duvall told a reporter that she personally agreed to the interview with McGraw and found out the kind of person he is the hard way. Following the episode’s broadcast, Duval, who made her return to acting this year in the horror film, The Forest Hills claimed that McGraw attempted to contact her multiple times.

A spokesperson for Dr. Phil said the series views every episode “as an opportunity to share relatable, useful information and perspective with our audiences. The spokesperson said that they don’t attach the stigma associated with mental illness which many people do. Their goal was to document the struggle and bring amazing resources to change her trajectory as they have for so many years. Unfortunately, she declined our initial offer for inpatient treatment that would have included full physical and mental evaluations, giving her a chance to privately manage her challenges. After many months of follow-up, she ultimately refused assistance.

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