Prank DJs’ Wikipedia Vandalized: Show Aims to ‘Shame Victims into Suicide’

Michael Christian, Mel Greig, Jacintha Saldanha, Kate Middleton, Prince William, Kind Edward Hospital.

It seemed inevitable that the Wikipedia entry for shamed Australian DJs Michael Christian and Mel Greig would be be vandalized, and it’s happened. The two DJs are being ridiculed for a prank that preceded the suicide death of nurse Jacintha Saldanha. The page of the “Hot 30” show now reads that:

Popularised by it’s [sic] vain, shallow, facile presenters, the purpose of the show is to ring innocent, normal people in order to shame them into committing suicide. Legally, the show covers itself by contracting lawyers to present insincere apologies whilst the presenters meanwhile boost the gags, in a fashion so insincere as to be patronising.

Though it’s not unusual for a Wikipedia page to vandalized in this way, it is unusual for it to be left there for so long. Wikipedia editors are known for their sharkish behavior. At the time of writing the remarks had remained on the free encyclopedia for two hours.

Even Wikipedia thinks these two are d-bags.

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