Gable Tostee has been confronted over his lack of emotion and the perception he is a "heartless, cruel bastard" in a paid tell-all interview with 60 Minutes that has been slammed on social media.

A snippet of the interview, which is rumoured to be earning the 30-year-old carpet layer a six-figure sum, shows Tostee fidgeting and stammering as he responds to questions from journalist Liam Bartlett.

Tostee was found not guilty last month of the murder or manslaughter of 26-year-old New Zealand tourist Warriena Wright, who fell to her death from his 14th floor Gold Coast balcony in August 2014.

Warriena Wright fell to her death from Tostee's 14th floor Gold Coast balcony in August 2014. Photo / Supplied
Warriena Wright fell to her death from Tostee's 14th floor Gold Coast balcony in August 2014. Photo / Supplied

Tostee, who pleaded not guilty to the charges, has been criticised for calling his father and going to get a slice of pizza immediately after Wright, who he met on Tinder that night, died.


In the interview, which is to air on November 13, Tostee maintained he was trying to stop Wright from "attacking" him on that fateful night and she was "a guest" in [his] home.

"I don't know what else to do. I wanted it to stop," Tostee tells Bartlett of the pair's recorded altercation.

In the recording taken by Tostee, Wright can be heard yelling "no" more than 30 times, to which Tostee responds she was "certainly trying to make a lot of noise".

"Can you understand why many people would think you're a cold, heartless, cruel bastard?" Bartlett asks Tostee during the clip.

"When you put it that way, umm," Tostee said before the snippet ended.

The interview has already incited social media backlash from viewers who criticised Channel Nine over the paid interview.

Tristram Clayton talks to reporter Kim Stephens about a blog post by Gable Tostee which answers many of the questions left unanswered in the trial.

The Gold Coast playboy had reportedly become the centre of a bidding war between Nine and Seven Network's flagship current affair programs, 60 Minutes and Sunday Night, according to The Daily Telegraph.

"If #60minutes had any credibility left it has lost it paying for #Tostee interview. Can't believe he profits from her death as well," one man said.


"Please tell me #60mins hasn't paid Gable Tostee to get his head on TV? Have some respect for her family's loss," a woman wrote on Twitter.

"So he wouldn't take the stand in court but will tell his story for money?" another woman said.

"@60Mins instead of interviewing Gable Tostee and paying him a 6 figure amount use the money to educate men on what no actually means," viewer complained.

Tostee was in the spotlight again earlier this week when he became the first person ever to conquer Gold Coast cafe Gangster and Gatsby's monstrous 'godfather' milkshake.

Video posted to Snapchat by New Zealander Lizzi Evans appears to show Gable Tostee reading media reports about himself

Ingredients include a whopping five litres of ice cream, a litre-and-a-half of cream and a splash of milk.

The cafe announced his achievement in a triumphant Facebook post - using the name Mr Tostee recently assumed, Eric Thomas.

"Eric Thomas is the first person ever to emerge victorious in the Godfather Challenge!"

He downed the humongous drink in a "mind blowing" 13.28 minutes.

In a photograph shared online, Tostee could be seen cheering his achievement with a full belly and triumphant smile.