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Press Have Blood on Their Hands Today

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Caroline Flack, 40, has taken her own life. Yes she did wrong, but the press and social media trolls have hounded her relentlessly. Nobody should feel that way. All the media outlets now are quickly deleting all the stories they have run recently on her, whilst leading tributes. About time the press were made accountable

Username50108
2 months ago
What do you think of this?
angemski
angemski2 months ago

I read it online about an hour ago and thought exactly the same. Recently, she has appeared quite haunted but the press were relentless. It's very sad that anyone could be suffering so badly that they are in such a dark place. 😞

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Mango4
Mango42 months ago

Wow so shocked to hear that, so sad to hear.

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Username50108
Username50108
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2 months ago

She posted some lovely photos of her and her dog the other day and her boyfriend, who had forgiven her, posted yesterday saying how much he loved her and now this. Even now people are comparing her treatment to Ant McPartlin on Twitter, when we people learn? In a world where you can be anything, be kind.

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin2 months ago

Really feel for those with mental health problems who feel like this is the only way out. She made mistakes like the rest of us, no one is perfect. Rwgardless she was a beautiful and talented woman.

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Username50108
Username50108
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2 months ago

chelseaturpin I know a lot of people that suffer daily and its horrendous. We should be living in a world where, when we know what hurt words can cause, we take time to think how the person we are talking about actually feels and the consequences it may bring about. Nobody is defending what she did and she herself knew how wrong it was, that shouldn't mean that every day since then, she had the press and trolls saying the cruellest things imaginable. The pain her poor family and friends must be going though right now, I've had family members and friends take their own lives and it is the worse pain and grief to go through, this could've been prevented possibly if she had been left alone

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Caz2
Caz22 months ago

Have the press not learned their lesson after hounding/ chasing Princess Diana?Clearly not...🤔

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Username50108
Username50108
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2 months ago

Caz2 sickening isn't it? 22 1/2 years on and it's worse than ever

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BonzoBanana
BonzoBanana2 months ago

Don't buy these garbage papers if you think it is wrong. I haven't bought a paper for ages and when I do its normally because they have a voucher I want in it. People seem to think they have the right to hear about the lives of celebrities even really personal details. I cannot see how they can legislate against this but people should make a moral choice not to financially support such newspapers and magazines.

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Username50108
Username50108
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2 months ago

BonzoBanana I have never bought a paper or magazine, I won't support something that I personally feel is morally wrong, but I am aware of the poison they put out. With all of them having online papers now too, it is harder to not see them everywhere and hear about what they're saying. It's a shame that the old saying of 'tomorrows chip paper' isn't still true, it's out there in the public domain for decades to come and unless you live in a cave miles away from everywhere and everyone (my ideal) it is hard to escape

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Caz2
Caz22 months ago

Dilligaf i dont buy papers anymore,nor the 'celeb' magazines,but still i get pop ups on my phone trying to tout for them...i block them.

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Glitterandgold
Glitterandgold2 months ago

Shameful & shocking that anybody has been pushed & probed so much mentally by anybody that they've felt there only escape has been to kill themselves. I do hope she will at least be at peace now. I think questions need to be asked at ITV again now, as that's 2 contestants & now a presenter that have taken there own lives from Love Island.

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Username50108
Username50108
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2 months ago

Glitterandgold totally with you. They have pulled tonight's airing but after all the lives lost, I bet they continue with the series. Never watched it, not sure I could bring myself to watch it

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Caz2
Caz22 months ago

Yes they should pull it permanently,they did it with jeremy kyle,so why not this fake reality garbage?. I never watched him either,i cant stand him...)

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Glitterandgold
Glitterandgold2 months ago

Dilligaf I have no doubt it will continue, it's too much of a ratings hit afterall! God knows why, its popularity is completely lost on me.

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MichelleKe42857
MichelleKe428572 months ago

It's incredibly sad. I didn't watch love Island or really 'follow' her but I did like her presenting skills on other programmes and could see she was a fan favourite. She suffered trial by media and public without many of the known facts. There has to be a limit that the press can push on someone, she had posted things about feeling down and struggling, that should have been a warning flag straight away. I agree, the press have blood on their hands and something needs to be done.

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Username50108
Username50108
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2 months ago

MichelleKe42857 I only ever saw her on Strictly and X Factor but it was obvious things weren't right from what people have said, so why did it have to come to this. As humans surely we should empathise with someone that is going through tough times, regardless of the path bringing them to that point and not bring them down further. Tragic waste of a young life

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MichelleKe42857
MichelleKe428572 months ago

Dilligaf 100% agree with you. i think the online culture has given people the bravado to say things which in normal circumstances they wouldn't say. They forget that celebrities are actually human with real feelings and there's this perception that it's ok to say something mean to someone they don't know. In sense it makes people de-humanised. There's a lot of good online too but you need to keep your wits about you 💔

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Username50108
Username50108
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2 months ago

MichelleKe42857 even policing social platforms more won't change anything, even if a comment is deleted, the damage is done the second you hit post. People think they're big and clever being cruel and belittling people but don't think of the consequences. It's not just celebrities either, how many young children with their whole lives ahead of them have been cyber bullied so relentlessly that they take their own lives? Nobody should feel that low that that is an option. Sadly Caroline Flacks passing won't change anything and apart from those close to her, things will soon be forgotten and the next victim arrives.

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MichelleKe42857
MichelleKe428572 months ago

Dilligaf again I agree, the online bullying amongst young kids is horrendous but sadly a high profile death is what is getting online bullying and trolling brought to the forefront but like you say, it won't change anything. I read earlier there is a 74% increase of female suicides of girls aged 10 - 24! 10 years old! Devastating!

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Username50108
Username50108
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2 months ago

MichelleKe42857 they are statistics you never want to hear. Devastating

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Caz2
Caz22 months ago

Theres the adage about 'let he who is without sin cast the first stone"- the press, and indeed, the general public, often seem to forget that...

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Username50108
Username50108
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2 months ago

We should all take a leaf out of the residents of Liverpools book and never buy The Sun or any tabloid again. We have plenty of outlets for genuine news, not gutter press news

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OneeyedRaven
OneeyedRaven2 months ago

I am so saddened to hear of this her poor family must be in bits. shame shame shame on the press- their mothers must be so proud of them. And yes they are doing their job so the blame goes to bosses and culture that breeds this type of intrusion for so called entertainment. If we want things to change then lets change it- hit em in the wallets boycott the trash media, get a time delay on social platforms so comments are screened and dont be part of this blood thirsty culture. You can change it by not feeding it. Be better, be kinder and if you cant do that then settle for being a semblance of a decent human being and act without malice.

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc2 months ago

Imagine you pass away, and what you're most known for is a crappy reality show. That's gotta suck.

RIP.

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Bossclaz
Bossclaz2 months ago

If you cant say anything nice dont say anything at all my old granny used to say.

Easier said than done but something which has disappeared in society recently.

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Lynibis
Lynibis2 months ago

I hate reading any type of news that is hyped up or sensationalised with headlines like horror house, killer disease, crazed killer etc. I am not suggesting that the press should be gagged, it is part of living in a supposedly free society, but I do believe they should be restricted to reporting facts in a clear and non sensationalised manner. It is often their fault that people get trolled or kill themselves and they take no responsibility. High time their code of conduct was looked at.

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ShellyAnn
ShellyAnn2 months ago

I didn't read anything about Caroline Flack on the daily mail or anywhere else as I didn't think it was any of my business. Her boyfriend had forgiven her and I felt it was between them what happened that night. I kept away from it. Very sad indeed and yes, I agree the press do have blood on their hands regarding this and other things like Princess Diana, etc. Once they home in on a target, they can really go for it.

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dholly39
dholly392 months ago

i see this. they wont care, they most likely wont even have a second thought on it being their fault. so sad as she wasnt even that old! my thoughts go out to her family

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Username50108
Username50108
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2 months ago

Nothing has been learned, today, less than 24 hours since the news broke, the press are vilifying Katie Price. I honestly don't care what 'celebrities' get up to in their private lives, they're humans, they have feelings, they make mistakes, why should they have lies told about them, be bullied and feel their is no other avenue but to take their own lives. It isn't just the press, its the trolls on social media platforms too, even when it was announced they turned it around and were naming other celebrities and bullying them. I agree that people should have a voice and we are all entitled to freedom of speech, but to what cost? How many more times will this happen before something is done?

Obviously I didn't know Caroline apart from her time on Strictly and The X Factor, but for some reason, as like a lot of others, this has affected me deeply and I hope that eventually some good can come out of this and things will change, let's hope her life wasn't in vain

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Dani1
Dani12 months ago

Hi Dilligaf I really am sickened by the way the media can hound people and seem to just be allowed to carry on doing it time and time again. I agree nothing has been learned today I keep seeing stories about Kelvin Fletcher on my phone.

It is just so sad and I hope Caroline is at peace now and my thoughts are with her family and friends ❤️

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Username50108
Username50108
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2 months ago

Dani1 really feel for Kelvin Fletcher as it is also hurting his wife, Oti and her husband. Even today The Sun ran a story about Katie Price, who is also vulnerable, not even 24 hours. Loved the way Laura Whitmore spoke today and spoke for everyone, we need more people like her and the thousands that have paid tribute to Caroline since the news broke. Regardless of what she had or hadn't done or whether she was in the public eye, that doesn't give anyone the right to lead someone to that moment where they can't see a way out. I just hope she can see how loved she was

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Dani1
Dani12 months ago

Dilligaf I feel for all of them too. The media have no consideration about the pain they are inflicting on the person and their families. Katie Price seems so lost at the moment and I agree she is vulnerable. It's so sad. I hope people will stop buying The Sun. I agree Laura Whitmore spoke beautifully today. I hope she can see how loved she was too x

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Username50108
Username50108
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2 months ago

Dani1 There's been some lovely posts in tribute, so heartbreaking, not ashamed to admit I have cried a fair bit reading/hearing some of them

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Dani1
Dani12 months ago

Dilligaf Hi, there have been some lovely tributes to her. She was so loved. It truly is heartbreaking. I hope things will change in the future x

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Username50108
Username50108
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2 months ago

Dani1 I really hope so

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Dani1
Dani12 months ago
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Loislane
Loislane2 months ago

Mental health is tough I should know its not easy and she must have been in such a low place to do what she did I'm not ashamed what I got but its a very lonley life I have no friends yes I have family but I wouldn't wish this on anyone x

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Username50108
Username50108
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2 months ago

trudy43 totally empathise. I have no friends either due to moving around a lot as a child and then in the forces and now work with contractors so nobody makes friends. Family are 200 miles away. I have learned to accept it but when you hear of things like this it brings it home

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Loislane
Loislane2 months ago

Dilligaf thanks I just feel so alone but I'm strong I'm married but just want be happy I guess im some romantic lol who dosent wish for somone to want them my life exists of staying indoors going on here as this is my new hobby and yes I battle mental health have low confidence and no friends but still me x

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Username50108
Username50108
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2 months ago

trudy43 always here for you, if you ever need to talk about anything, feelings, deals, 80s films. Just holler 😘

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Loislane
Loislane2 months ago

Dilligaf aww you too anytime I'm asuming we just message like this lol x

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Username50108
Username50108
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2 months ago

trudy43 I honestly have no idea but I have no objection putting my spare email address down on here then deleting it, if you need me to x

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Loislane
Loislane2 months ago

Dilligaf aww how kind thanks x

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Loislane
Loislane2 months ago

Dilligaf that would be nice x

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Username50108
Username50108
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2 months ago

trudy43 are you on Instagram? Wondered if it would be wiser to connect on there and that safeguards both of us?

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Loislane
Loislane2 months ago

Dilligaf I sadly don't use social media at all lol x

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Username50108
Username50108
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2 months ago

trudy43 damn, I will think again

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Loislane
Loislane2 months ago

Dilligaf ok lol are you a woman or guy lol x I see you like cats I have five lol x I don't always see your replys aww x

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Username50108
Username50108
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2 months ago

Loislane Female and I have 5 cats too, all rescued, all indoor, all mental. Lost 3 to old age over the past year and refuse to rescue anymore now

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