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harry1970
08-12-2012, 08:15 AM
When I first heard these DJ's had done this prank call I laughed and didn't think it was much more than harmless fun.

Now the nurse who put the call through has comitted suicide, 46 year old married mother of 2.


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Twitter is going nuts with abuse to the DJ's.

No winners in this tragic story.

Stiffy
08-12-2012, 09:17 AM
It was obviously a joke which ended in tragedy. I guess you don't know what other stresses and strains the nurse was under to make such a fateful choice.

The thing that pisses me off is that 2Day FM have come out and said that the DJs have taken break out of respect for the nurse who (apparently) suicided.
Fucken bullshit PR by dirty low life PR people. The DJs are on break so as to not cop a hammering on air etc. PR kunce.

wingman
08-12-2012, 09:47 AM
If she was that weak thats her problem

Azz
08-12-2012, 10:04 AM
Imagine if this was a sick prank to get back at the Aussie DJ's.

KungFooGoo
08-12-2012, 10:07 AM
Imagine if this was a sick prank to get back at the Aussie DJ's.

You might be right.... How weak as wingman said would you have to be to top yourself over that.

Bradders
08-12-2012, 10:11 AM
You might be right.... How weak as wingman said would you have to be to top yourself over that.

Just the last straw?

People are strong royalists... she could have been getting death threats or anything...

kaz
08-12-2012, 10:21 AM
Whatever happened to closing the windows and doors to the world, or packing a bag and going away for a while....
Shit dies down fast in the press...

NightFallTech
08-12-2012, 10:25 AM
Really a suicide? or expert royal assassin?

kaz
08-12-2012, 10:27 AM
Really a suicide? or expert royal assassin?

I wouldn't put it past them.... will set a precedent amongst the press to not pull this prank again.....

jj80
08-12-2012, 11:05 AM
Probably had other shit going on + big royalist. Wouldn't be surprised if it was BS though.

Not much sympathy if its genuine and otherwise her life was peachy, sorry.

Big Mick
08-12-2012, 11:33 AM
She only answered the phone and transferred a call, then kill yourself:confused:

I think there is more to it than that. Surly that can't be the reason to kill yourself.

200Boy
08-12-2012, 12:21 PM
Glad common sense is winning over in here. I know I shouldn't expect sane comments from most story comment sections but it seems most people are in hysterics wanting the dj's blood. Either that or they're condemning Australian's for such behavior.

After listening to the radio bit, it's really nothing shocking.

It's sad what happened to the nurse but I'd hardly hold the DJ's responsible.

Shrek
08-12-2012, 12:40 PM
Coles has pulled its advertising from strife-prone radio station 2Day FM amid boycott calls after a nurse who was the victim of a prank phone call was found dead.

Supermarket giant Coles announced this morning it had informed the station's management it would be removing all its advertising from the station as soon as possible.

Coles pulls ads from 2Day FM after nurse's death (http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/2012/12/08/12/21/2day-fm-faces-boycott-over-nurse-s-death)

KungFooGoo
08-12-2012, 01:25 PM
...People take things way way way too seriously. Its 100% not the dj's fault at all and their probably going to lose their jobs over this. If was a bit of fun, a bit of a laugh and if that lady was so selfish as to top herself over that and leave her kids behind then good riddance, what a waste of life.

Stiffy
08-12-2012, 01:56 PM
Remind me if I suffer depression to not seek help from you mob!

A person with true clinical depression is probably incapable of rational thinking, hence the irrational actions - self harm.

Major depressive disorder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major_depressive_disorder)


After reading the previous posts, if someone you know reports symptoms of depression please, suck on a protein shake and get them to call:

Lifeline: 13 11 14 Get Help - Lifeline | Connect with someone who cares (http://www.lifeline.org.au/Get-Help/Get_Help)

Suicide Helpline Victoria - 1300 651 251
Kids Help Line (free call) - 1800 55 1800
Mensline - 1300 789 978
Beyond Blue: beyondblue: the national depression and anxiety initiative - What is Depression? (http://www.beyondblue.org.au/index.aspx?link_id=89)


With all respect to you peanuts, don't tell someone with clinical depression to hide away and shut the curtains etc, one of the worst things possibly.

KungFooGoo
08-12-2012, 02:02 PM
....again someone taking things out of proportion. KFG gives up on this thread. Back to my training log I go.

Stiffy
08-12-2012, 02:05 PM
....again someone taking things out of proportion. KFG gives up on this thread. Back to my training log I go.
wasn't directed at you Gooman. I barely skimmed your post. I was speaking broadly.

Darkoz
08-12-2012, 02:16 PM
In other news, mass suicides reported after Julia Gillard's end of world prank speech.

harry1970
08-12-2012, 07:37 PM
In other news, mass suicides reported after Julia Gillard's end of world prank speech.

that will go down as the lowlight of her reign as Prime Minister. Reminded me of the Pauline Hanson video "if you're seeing this then I'm dead"

Darkoz
09-12-2012, 11:07 AM
The fact that Gillard did that as a lead of a country gives her zero credibility.

GUZZLA
09-12-2012, 02:23 PM
Like she had any to start with.

Stiffy
09-12-2012, 06:03 PM
The whole thing has gotten totally out of hand now. One person dead, two DJs in hiding and recieving counselling and a lunatic British media living up to its well earned reputation. Feel sorry for everyone involved except the British media.

harry1970
09-12-2012, 06:57 PM
The whole thing has gotten totally out of hand now. One person dead, two DJs in hiding and recieving counselling and a lunatic British media living up to its well earned reputation. Feel sorry for everyone involved except the British media.

yep, there are no winners in this story. feel saddest for the 2 kids left behind.

Neddysmith
09-12-2012, 07:47 PM
Surely there has to be more to the suicide then being the person who fell for a royal prank, really feel for the kids in this....

Shrek
10-12-2012, 05:29 PM
The 2 radio announcer's are about to be interviewed on ACA.
Should be interesting.

Shrek
10-12-2012, 05:36 PM
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Goosey
10-12-2012, 05:40 PM
We blame either the dj's or the radio station, maybe the blame lay with the stupid idiots that listen to the crap that keep these types of shows in business ?

Goosey
10-12-2012, 05:44 PM
I'm sure they are putting something in Big Macs that's making us more stupid.

This subject is just mental and reflective of our stupidness

Stiffy
10-12-2012, 07:50 PM
The 2 radio announcer's are about to be interviewed on ACA.
Should be interesting.
woD1_zdVono

EDIT: click on Part 2 after Part 1 ends

Darkoz
10-12-2012, 07:57 PM
Why no mention of the hospital's responsibility in not following the proper procedure in this situation.
My feeling is that the nurse was chewed out and threatened by the hospital for letting the call through despite them denying it.

kaz
10-12-2012, 08:07 PM
Station management approved the pre-recorded call be aired on radio. Where we're they to protect the presenters?

harry1970
10-12-2012, 08:12 PM
there's obviously something here we don't know, taking your life seems like such an extreme reaction.

I feel the same way about the lady driving her car 30kms on the wrong side of the road near Geelong and now 5 people are dead. Fucking tragedy. Not many happy news stories over the last few days.

kaz
10-12-2012, 08:23 PM
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jj80
10-12-2012, 10:00 PM
It is just fucking ridiculous, this whole situation. I should know better to get angry over any trash tv saga involving the royals but this is particularly bad. She MUST have been mentally unstable with other things going on in her life to commit suicide.

The ACA affair with its crocodile tears and rehearsed responses was sickening. Mental illness is the culprit here, not some dumb Aussie DJ team. The two of them even stated this again and again, yet still put on the tearshow for the public. ugh.

I can't believe people are now out for blood attacking the people who review the prank calls. Bloody ridiculous.