TMZ reported that Southern Cross Austereo, the company that owns the radio station at which the DJ’s work (worked?), issued the following statement; “SCA and 2Day FM are deeply saddened by the tragic news of the death of nurse Jacintha Saldanha from King Edward VII’s Hospital.”
SCA added that the two DJ’s Mel Greig and Michael Christian, were “deeply shocked” and “completely shattered,” by Jacintha’s death, and had decided that “they will not return to their radio show until further notice out of respect for what can only be described as a tragedy.”
Though Mel and Michael have expressed deep regret for the prank, they have received an onslaught of criticism online including comments such as: “you scumbag, hope you get what’s coming to you” and “I hope you’re happy now.”
Meanwhile, Kate and Prince William were very upset by the news of Jacintha’s death, which appears to be a suicide, though the authorities are currently treating the death as “unexplained”; “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are deeply saddened to learn of the death of Jacintha Saldanha,” a statement from a St. James’s Palace spokesman read. “Their Royal Highnesses were looked after so wonderfully well at all times by everybody at King Edward VII Hospital, and their thoughts and prayers are with Jacintha Saldanha’s family, friends and colleagues at this very sad time.”
On his Facebook page, Jacintha’s husband posted; “I am devastated with the tragic loss of my beloved wife Jacintha in tragic circumstances, she will be laid to rest in Shirva, India.”
While this whole thing is absolutely devastating, I’m really not sure if Mel and Michael deserve to be blamed for all this … They made a poor choice, but to be blamed for a death? I just don’t know.
TELL US- DO YOU THINK THE DJ’S DESERVE TO BE BLAMED FOR JACINTHA’S DEATH? ARE YOU HAPPY THEY’RE OFF THE AIR?