REVscene - Vancouver Automotive Forum


Welcome to the REVscene Automotive Forum forums.

Registration is Free!You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today! The banners on the left side and below do not show for registered users!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.


Go Back   REVscene Automotive Forum > Automotive Chat > Vancouver Off-Topic / Current Events

Vancouver Off-Topic / Current Events The off-topic forum for Vancouver, funnies, non-auto centered discussions, WORK SAFE. While the rules are more relaxed here, there are still rules. Please refer to sticky thread in this forum.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-07-2012, 10:33 AM   #1
Banned By Establishment
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: bedroom
Posts: 3,111
Thanked 3,491 Times in 1,176 Posts
Prank call leads to suicide

I heard about joke 2 Aussie DJs did a couple days ago. It was kind of comical...a little shocking that they released some info about Kate, but nothing to major and not the nurses fault.

Aussie DJs apologize for royal prank call | The Chronicle Herald

The nurse was just found dead from an apparent suicide. I guess the pressure got too much for her....its pretty fucking sad.

Hospital nurse found dead after taking prank call on Catherine - CNN.com

The Aussie DJs are not returning until further notice.

RIP
Advertisement

Last edited by dinosaur; 12-07-2012 at 10:56 AM.
dinosaur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2012, 10:42 AM   #2
14 dolla balla aint got nothing on me!
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 670
Thanked 1,118 Times in 279 Posts
it's definitely sad, I remember just hearing about the prank the other day and found it quite funny but the culture over from one country to another may be very different. the stress and humiliation might have been just too much for her, it's truly sad to have it turn out like this. it definitely impacts everyone in such a negative way, the hospital, the royal family, the nurses friends and family, the djs, basically everyone. she sounded like a very lovely person, my condolences to her family.
Posted via RS Mobile
duy- is offline   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
Old 12-07-2012, 10:52 AM   #3
I contribute to threads in the offtopic forum
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Burnaby
Posts: 2,834
Thanked 4,665 Times in 1,010 Posts
Suicide should never be the only way out of a situation.

RIP
inv4zn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2012, 11:07 AM   #4
HELP ME PLS!!!
 
sexyaccord's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Death Star
Posts: 5,608
Thanked 810 Times in 153 Posts
its all fun and games until someone dies.
RIP
__________________
Last edited by sexyaccord on 69-69-6969 at 69:69 PM
sexyaccord is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2012, 11:08 AM   #5
I contribute to threads in the offtopic forum
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: richmond
Posts: 2,834
Thanked 1,485 Times in 568 Posts
I find it shocking that this prank could be the sole reason for her suicide.
__________________
Rise Auto Salon

11938 95a Ave Delta
I can be reached VIA text @ 778-232-1465

Oil change special $70 5 liters synthetic oil including OEM filter Fender rolling from $45 per fender
Car Audio:
Focal, Morel, Genesis, Clarion, Scosche, Escort, Compustar, GReddy, Blitz, Tomei, Motul, Endless, Defi, Cusco, Nismo + More


We specialize in:
Custom Car Audio
Race/4x4 Fabrication
Forced Induction
Engine Swaps
General Maintenance
Phil@rise is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2012, 11:12 AM   #6
My homepage has been set to RS
 
drunkrussian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 2,308
Thanked 824 Times in 340 Posts
is it really teh call that pushed her? seems kinda odd. Or perhaps she was laready suicidal and needed any excuse. Just seems odd to me that this would drive someone tosuicide? or am i missing something?

regardless of the reason though, very sad and rip :-(
drunkrussian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2012, 11:12 AM   #7
c3m
14 dolla balla aint got nothing on me!
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Van
Posts: 655
Thanked 933 Times in 145 Posts
^ it doesn't take much for a person to turn him/herself to a corner
in this case if the prank call is the sole reason for the suicide then the social pressure and international questionings could lead to an unimaginable depression. Also add to the self blaming and it is totally possible. Different culture, different standard.

What I have problem with is prank calls in general. I hear it all the time on radio stations nowadays. TheBeat and Virgin do it all the time trying to be funny.
c3m is offline   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
This post FAILED by:
Old 12-07-2012, 11:22 AM   #8
Banned By Establishment
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: bedroom
Posts: 3,111
Thanked 3,491 Times in 1,176 Posts
It is also hard to judge because we don't know what type of person she was. I am sure all of us can think of that one person we work with who takes their job very seriously, is pretty quiet, and when/if they do something wrong they are very upset by it.

There is someone I deal with for work who is always terrified he is going to lose his job. He is very straight-laced, does everything perfectly, and does not do well when issues come up last minute. I often wonder is something major happened with his job how he would cope.

Also, this prank was world wide. Everyone (media-wise) knew he name and personal information and although I don't think anyone 'blamed' her, she probably blamed herself. No, suicide is never the answer, but I imagine she felt very overwhelmed with all the exposure. It is a very odd feeling when people write things about you (whether is be the truth or lies) in a public arena and you have no control over it.
dinosaur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2012, 11:26 AM   #9
I LIKE JDM!!
 
european's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Lower Mainland
Posts: 7,839
Thanked 2,080 Times in 674 Posts
daaaaamn
__________________
When life hands you lemons, you clone those lemons and make.. super lemons! - Principal Cinnamon J. Scudworth

YouTube
Instagram
flickr
Twitter
Portfolio
european is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2012, 11:30 AM   #10
WOAH...shut the music off...
 
GLOW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 7,799
Thanked 4,706 Times in 1,888 Posts
Quote:
"2Day FM sincerely apologises for any inconvenience caused by the enquiry to Kate's hospital, the radio segment was done with light-hearted intentions, we wish Kate and her family all the best and we're glad to hear she's doing well," it said.

An earlier tweet by 2Day FM had described it as a "hilarious prank."
i figure some things are off limits - essential services like police stations, fire halls, & hospitals.
__________________
Feedback
http://www.revscene.net/forums/showthread.php?t=611711

Quote:
Greenstoner
1 rat shit ruins the whole congee
Quote:
[04-06, 11:34]radiomanI'm doing happy hour with bj#3 today
[07-04, 10:27]radiomani need just the tip
[22-12, 08:51]mellomandidnt think and went in straight..scrapped like a bitch
[17-09, 12:07]FastAnna glowjob
[17-09, 12:08]FastAnna I like dat

GLOW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2012, 11:31 AM   #11
My homepage has been set to RS
 
Spoon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: VAN/RMD/BBY
Posts: 2,225
Thanked 762 Times in 337 Posts
This whole time, I was hoping the suicide was a hoax fabricated by the Royal Family to troll them back.
__________________
My Buyer/Seller Rating
Spoon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2012, 11:46 AM   #12
14 dolla balla aint got nothing on me!
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 670
Thanked 1,118 Times in 279 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spoon View Post
This whole time, I was hoping the suicide was a hoax fabricated by the Royal Family to troll them back.
that's a very nice thought, I hope somehow that you're right
Posted via RS Mobile
duy- is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2012, 11:55 AM   #13
I have named my kids VIC and VLS
 
Hondaracer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Off-Topic
Posts: 27,739
Thanked 7,284 Times in 2,576 Posts
More stupid than sad
Posted via RS Mobile
Hondaracer is offline   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
Old 12-07-2012, 12:50 PM   #14
Banned By Establishment
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Richmond
Posts: 12,489
Thanked 2,090 Times in 773 Posts
Meowjin is offline   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
Old 12-07-2012, 12:57 PM   #15
Banned By Establishment
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Richmond
Posts: 12,489
Thanked 2,090 Times in 773 Posts
She did a huge security risk. She was obviously not very experienced and should know that she should not disclose any information about the patients over the phone.
Meowjin is offline   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
This post FAILED by:
Old 12-07-2012, 01:15 PM   #16
RS Veteran
 
bcrdukes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: YYZ / YUL
Posts: 24,828
Thanked 6,596 Times in 2,598 Posts
Illuminati conspiracy

/thread
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by slowguy
Fuck you hipster
Quote:
Originally Posted by GLOW View Post
no one said being a hipster was cheap.
bcrdukes is offline   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
Old 12-07-2012, 01:37 PM   #17
Even when im right, revscene.net is still right!
 
bluejays's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 1,310
Thanked 721 Times in 197 Posts
The hosts received so much hate on twitter that they deleted their page
__________________
Current:
10 Evolution GSR (Summer)
'01 Sentra (Daily)
Past:'06 Civic Si

Last edited by bluejays; 12-07-2012 at 05:56 PM.
bluejays is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2012, 01:43 PM   #18
Willing to sell body for a few minutes on RS
 
Manic!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Nanaimo
Posts: 10,412
Thanked 3,823 Times in 1,748 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Meowjin View Post
She did a huge security risk. She was obviously not very experienced and should know that she should not disclose any information about the patients over the phone.
She's a nurse not a security expert. People call hospitals all the time to find out how a family member is doing.
__________________
I don't need an amplifier I'm already big, best on any track call me the Stig - Shizzo

Dusty Nuggets Rusty Shackleford Cuntar
Manic! is online now   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
Old 12-07-2012, 01:50 PM   #19
I Will not Admit my Addiction to RS
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 592
Thanked 19 Times in 6 Posts
Posted via RS Mobile
xlilxjohnny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2012, 01:56 PM   #20
My dinner reheated before my turbo spooled
 
swfk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 1,738
Thanked 3,709 Times in 675 Posts
Quite saddening to listen to the report, somewhere inside me just wishes that the nurse is trolling back the DJs and will reveal herself.
swfk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2012, 03:35 PM   #21
The RS Freebie guru
 
InvisibleSoul's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: East Vancouver
Posts: 22,029
Thanked 2,489 Times in 859 Posts
This is sad, but I don't really blame those two DJs who made the prank call.

The prank call in itself is not malicious in any way.

Even if this was the reason that the nurse decided to commit suicide, is it really their fault?
InvisibleSoul is offline   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
This post FAILED by:
Old 12-07-2012, 03:48 PM   #22
Cant Stop Modding Fat Cars w/ Cheap Pasts!
 
StylinRed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: CELICAland
Posts: 23,046
Thanked 9,234 Times in 3,293 Posts
you've got to be fucking kidding me she committed suicide?!


or did the queen have her killed, i wouldn't be surprised
StylinRed is offline   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
Old 12-07-2012, 04:07 PM   #23
RS.net, helping ugly ppl have sex since 2001
 
Gumby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 9,262
Thanked 2,318 Times in 872 Posts
Worst possible way this could have ended...

But did you guys actually hear audio of the phone call? The DJs' British accents were HORRIBLE!
__________________
Do Not Put Aftershave on Your Balls. -604CEFIRO
Looks like I'm gonna have some hot sex again tonight...OOPS i got the 6 pack. that wont last me the night, I better go back and get the 24 pack! -Turbo E
kinda off topic but obama is a dilf - miss_crayon
Honest to fucking Christ the easiest way to get a married woman in the mood is clean the house and do the laundry.....I've been with the same girl almost 17 years, ask me how I know. - quasi
Gumby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2012, 04:14 PM   #24
My homepage has been set to RS
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Nowhere
Posts: 2,113
Thanked 756 Times in 340 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by InvisibleSoul View Post
This is sad, but I don't really blame those two DJs who made the prank call.

The prank call in itself is not malicious in any way.

Even if this was the reason that the nurse decided to commit suicide, is it really their fault?
You could make the same case about cyber bullying. Just because I tell a secret about the person and they kill themselves, is it my fault?

The DJ's went beyond a joke. Royal family...calling the hospital - (who really knew the severity of her health)......The DJ's should have at least had some foresight into the possible consequences of their actions.
subordinate is offline   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
This post FAILED by:
Old 12-07-2012, 04:39 PM   #25
Rs has made me the woman i am today!
 
JesseBlue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Here! n There!
Posts: 4,079
Thanked 392 Times in 205 Posts
Yah sure... They're sorry now that this happened...
Posted via RS Mobile
JesseBlue is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 03:22 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Revscene.net cannot be held accountable for the actions of its members nor does the opinions of the members represent that of Revscene.net