The Australian singer, who was dubbed 'the witch' of the reality television show after run-ins with fellow contestants Polly Porter and Jesinta Campbell, said that she "never bullied" anyone.
Hines told New Idea magazine: "I didn't expect [the negative backlash]. It was a weird experience. When you're being filmed seven, eight hours a day you tend to forget they're following you all the time, then selectively editing the material.
"It's not especially nice, but I can handle it. Tomorrow, somebody else will be picked on. I did say I was happy to stir the pot a bit because that makes good TV. There were a lot of controversial comments said by all contestants, but I guess the network chose to lump it all on me."
Hines added: "I never bullied anyone! Had I known [Polly was upset], I'd have gone up and said sorry. I stand up for the underdog - I'm not a mean person. For now, I'm being treated like I've killed somebody. I didn't rip Polly's eyes out!"
The musician also said that she was "terribly sorry" for the threatening comments she made about Campbell, adding: "It was meant in jest."
She admitted that Celebrity Apprentice winner Julia Morris was her "favourite" and that they have become "closer" since the show ended, and said that politician Pauline Hanson was a "big surprise", because she did not expect to like her.
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