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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

This Space For Rant : Dec 5

Two Aussie DJs thought it would be hilarious today to see if they could get King Edward VIIHospital to spill the beans on the health of patient Kate Middleton, now known as the Duchess of Cambridge. The duo successfully impersonated Prince Charles and Queen Elizabeth of Windsor, convincing a friendly-sounding lady to inform them that the Duchess was just fine.

There's a Canadian NEWS programme boasting of spoilers on what these two idiots found out. One CTV reporter even called it "funny". Viewers were invited to tune in to discover the "amazing details" of the fragile royal tummy.

These ruses become entertainment for the masses, but these are real people, and it's not fair to target them in this fashion. I get that the public has a peculiar interest in these things, but sometimes it's none of our fucking business. There's only so much personal invasion that the famous can take, and kids and intimate life details should be off-limits. This lady may have married into a well-stalked family, but right now she's just a woman concerned about the health of herself and her much-wanted unborn child.

While the two failed comics apologized, the news agencies certainly have not, mocking hospital security and inviting us to laugh at royal misfortune.

When did we, as a society, turn into such atomic dickheads?

If you scare the living shit out of someone; making them feel unsafe about their surroundings, you're crossing the line. People should not have to be told to respect the most personal aspects of another human being's life.

This should be common sense.

Rant over.

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