Not everyone thinks that the prank call from Brand and Ross was ‘unacceptable’:
“I can’t believe the amount of coverage this has got. I listened to Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross’ radio show every week and am so disappointed that Russell has quit and Jonathan been suspended. I think the prank went a bit far but surely Mr Sachs (or his agent) knew the nature of the show before agreeing to it. It is of a risque nature and the call is not dissmilar to stuff that has been done in the past. I am sorry to see you go Russell. There are many people that loved your show.”
That is a pretty typical reaction from BBC Radio One’s online forum which reflects how young people take this less seriously. It is something that the BBC Editor’s blog is raising in an effort to suggest that the current lynchmob mood may be over the top.
Some of the comments on the Radio One forum are pithy, but those of you without teenagers may need translation:
“It’ss A Jokee … Groww Upp .. !
It’ss The 21st Century – It’s Comedy …..
How Many People Actually Heard it ?
If You Don’t Like It …. Don’t Listen Lol ..”