I do think the prank was in poor taste, but the end result definitely came as a shock. I actually think what they did a few years ago -as mentioned in several articles- was even worse in and of itself.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne...o-station.htmlIn 2009, 2Day FM was criticised when a 14-year-old girl was made to reveal to her mother on a live on air that she had been raped two years earlier, according to reports.
While apparently submitting to a lie detector test about sex and drugs on the Kyle and Jackie O breakfast show, she was asked by her mother: "Have you ever had sex?"
The girl answered: "I've already told you the story about this ... and don't look at me and smile because it's not funny."
After a pause, she added: "Oh OK, I got raped when I was 12 years old."
DJ Kyle Sandilands provoked further outrage by asking her: "Is that the only experience you've had?"
Obviously, once someone well-known like the royal family starts being involved you get a lot more attention and if this means the dj's lose their jobs or have to clean up their act, I guess that's all for the better in the end...Very sad it had to come to someone killing themselves before we start questioning the limits of what's appropriate.