12:40 pm - 12/07/2012

Australian DJs who pranked nurse taken off the air

Mods: this seemed to post w/o problem to my personal journal, not sure where formatting error is?

source is Reuters employee.

More from TMZ:

The two Australian DJs at the center of the Kate Middleton hospital prank have gone RADIO SILENT since news broke that the nurse at the hospital committed suicide ... TMZ has learned.

The DJs are under serious fire after pulling off a stunt where they pretended to be the Queen of England (fake voice and all) and duped nurse Jacintha Saldanha into connecting them to the people treating Middleton, who revealed details about Kate's condition.

Saldanha's body was discovered early this morning ... and cops believe it's an obvious suicide.

TMZ called the Australian radio station where the DJs work ... and were told by the executive producer that the DJs will NOT be taking any calls, period.

The E.P. explained ... the DJs have been "ordered" not to speak to the media. It's unclear who issued the order.

The producer added, "I advise you to stop trying to call them."


I do not at all feel any remorse for those DJs losing their jobs. They ought to be fired, and not just for this .
littlehayzay 7th-Dec-2012 06:07 pm (UTC)
If you go down that road - isn't the public to blame for enjoying this sort of thing? Of course the answer is yes to a certain extent, but those two individual people are the ones who chose to do this prank (and the station is also absolutely at fault, according to people on here, the station actually replayed it after finding out the nurse committed suicide early this morning).
hearthecity 7th-Dec-2012 06:12 pm (UTC)
that seems far more tenuous than blaming the employers who continually encourage this sort of shock radio to me.

Idk, it just seems strange to me that the dj's would get fired and the station gets to look like a hero for that.
thishollywood 7th-Dec-2012 06:27 pm (UTC)
fire society
littlehayzay 7th-Dec-2012 07:04 pm (UTC)
i've got a pink slip waiting on society's desk right now, plus everyone knows you fire people on a friday
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