Australian DJ’s Radio Show Gets Cancelled Over Royal Prank
A harmless prank turns into tragedy as two Australian DJ’s display complete remorse from a stupid act that cost them their jobs, a possibly a human life. Mel Greig and Michael Christian made tearful apologies for a prank call to Kate Middleton at a British hospital, which may have helped lead to the suicide of the nurse who let the call through.
Jacintha Saldanha, was a 46 year old nurse that worked at King Edward VII Hospital, where the Duchess of Cambridge was being treated for pregnancy sickness. The two DJ’s posed as Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles and thought their bad accents would easily be discovered in the process. They were put through to the Duchess’s ward, by nurse Saldanha, and even given details about her physical condition.
On Friday, Jacintha Saldanha was found dead from an apparent suicide which has shocked everyone involved. The Australian DJ’s have been heartbroken and say that their cancelled show is the least of their worries. They continue to reach out to nurse Saldanha’s family while offering their complete remorse.
Mel Greig said Monday on “Today Tonight” that “there is nothing that can make me feel worse that what I feel right now.” Shock Jocks have been dominating the air waves now for years, but senseless tragedies can have several different causes. The death of Jacintha Saldahna will be discussed for months and the facts are going to come out about the reasons for her apparent suicide. Hopefully everyone will be a little more sympathetic in the future.
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