The English princess is pregnant, got sick and had to stay in hospital. Two people from a radio station in Australia started a joke, pretended to be The Queen, phoned the hospital and asked for information about Kate – which they got. Without any safety precautions built in to verify the caller – and the whole world laughed about it. Until…
Yes, a real drama happened. The Nurse who put the call through committed suicide. That is awful, and I was shocked, too. But all the shock, grief and anger is not really a cause to condemn the radio people. They are shocked, too – who could’ve thought that a harmless joke has this tragic consequences?
What people forget is that this pretended phone call was only the trigger for this suicide. Not the cause – no one could make the poor Australians responsible for this. But what do people want? „They should never get a job again“ – „They should pay a huge fee to the family“ – They are cruel people“. So they should be punished for this? I don’t think so!
And please bear in mind: if people do not stop to harass them like that – maybe they are the next two people hanging from a rope? Sorry to be so drastic, but so it goes. So please – let them live. They are really punished enough!