The Aussie DJs responsible for the prank phone call to Kate Middleton that ended in the suicide of a hospital nurse are finally talking. Are they sorry for what they did? Read on and decide for yourself.
While the hospital also bears some responsibility for what took place, so far the DJs who put in the call have borne none at all. In fact, they’ve attempted to shift the blame to the hospital and the victim herselfÂ—Jacintha Saldanha. They insinuated she was clearly a depressed person to begin with, despite the fact her family denies that fact.
No one around the DJs find them guilty of anything either. The radio station has refused to fire them and authorities claim they won’t be arrested. That means they get off without even a slap on the wrist. That’s despite angry cries of British citizens who hold them at least partially responsible for the death of one of their own.
Mel Greig appeared on A Current Affair recently claiming, “There’s not a minute that goes by where we don’t think about her (Jacintha) family and what they must be going through.” But Greig goes on the add, “…The thought we may have played a part in that is gut-wrenching.” It seems the DJs are still trying to justify what they did. They “may” have played a part in the nurses death? No, they did play a part in it and until they come clean and admit that, many British people will not forgive, much less forget.
Greg’s watered down apology to the family didn’t soothe hurt feelings either. “I hope they’re OK…I hope they get through this” is considered lame by some. Of course they will get through it. Family members left behind after death always do. The point is maybe they didn’t have to get through it if two unthinking Aussie DJs hadn’t decided to play a stupid prank.
Will people ever learn how to take responsibility for their actions? It seems not. Especially when there are plenty of others willing to help them sweep it under the rug. While a woman lies dead, the two people who help aid in that death aren’t getting punished. Is that really fair?
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