Filed under: Legal Issues, Sociology and Psychology of Pranks, You Decide
The Royal Prank: The Story Behind The Worst Radio Stunt In History
by Andrew McMillen
Aug. 1, 2013
When a pair of Australian DJs went viral by prank calling the London hospital treating Kate Middleton last December, they were lionized at home and vilified in the U.K. Then the nurse who answered the phone committed suicide amid the outrage, raising questions about mental health, privacy, and the very definition of a joke. What responsibility do pranksters have to their victims?