“Whoa whoa whoa!! I'm not saying the only way to deal is by ending your life. What I'm saying is that the victim is not the one to blame.
My comment is directed at the person that claimed this nurse had mental issues. I don't agree with her choices BUT i think it could have been avoided had this hurtful prank never occured. The DJ's should lose their jobs. And if you think I'm the only one with this opinion try sending them a tweet or email...all have been removed. People need to be held responsible for their actions... You can't yell fire in a theatre and then not extect to be held accountable.”
“Are you kidding me!?!?! You know how dumb and humiliated you feel when you make an error at work? Normally, only a handful of colleagues are aware. Now times that by a million with international coverage. This poor woman didn't have the preparation and media savvy that the Royals have...I can only imagine the amount of intense shame and embarrassment she was going through not to mention the media vultures that were probably trying to capitalize on her error.”
tim33ny on Dec 7, 2012 at 12:16:43
“No but are you kidding me? I don't care how big a mistake you make....nothing is worth ending your life. If you chose to do that then you got mental problems. Oh my goodness, the Royals got pranked, I need to end my life? Are you kidding me?”
Dec 10, 2012 at 12:40:25
“What ignorant reporting. How callus to say "Take a pill".
You forgot to mention that reports from the hospital indicated that Jacintha took great pride and honor in the work that she did. Now she's the international fool.
There's no question the DJ's couldn't foresee the death BUT they knew how much media coverage this would get. You cannot yell fire and then not take responsibility. The DJ's have a responsibility here. They didn't kill this woman but they were a catalyst.”
hp blogger Carol Mott on Dec 10, 2012 at 18:57:07
“Ignorant reporting? I believe what you mean is, ignorant "opinion".
But, am I to take from your response, jay-elle, that you're in favour of the attacks on these two young Aussies...the bullying, the death threats, and possible ruination of their careers, maybe their lives? That those screaming for blood SHOULDN'T be told to "take a pill"? Nice.
As for Mc and Mel being the "catalyst", you obviously have more information than I do...or the authorities.
There's yet to be an autopsy to determine the cause of death in this case...and should it prove to be a suicide, where's the evidence it was prompted by the prank?
Putting on my "reporter's" hat...I'll wait for the facts.
Putting on my, "reporter's" hat...I'll wait for the evidence.
Hozz on Dec 10, 2012 at 16:29:20
“careful, if you call the wrong person ignorant and callous, they may feel the need to kill themselves.”
dubj77 on Dec 10, 2012 at 16:17:36
“I agree with your post almost completely, everything except the first part about it being ignorant reporting. This article is clearly written to be controversial, but overall the point is correct and from most of your post it seems that you would agree. They didn't kill her and people should stop accusing her of such. If pranks like this are crossing the line and border-line bullying then we need to re-evaluate that as a society, but right now these pranks happen every day all over the world (and many are worse than this one) yet 99% of the prankees don't kill themselves afterwards.”