字幕列表 影片播放 列印英文字幕 I have been watching your every move. As the tributes flow in For Caroline Flack, there is anger to the former Love Island Presenter has become the third death connected with the I T. V Show in the last 20 months. But her friend and fellow presenter said today that the show is not the problem. It's the trolls in the tabloids. She loved to laugh and had the most infectious chuckle. She also had many struggles. I'm not gonna pretend that she was perfect, but is anyone she lived every mistake publicly under the scrutiny of the media, to the press, the newspapers who create Clickbait, who demonized and tear down success. We've had enough. Caroline Flack had been forced to step down from presenting Love Island, and she was due to stand trial in the high profile domestic violence case. She pleaded not guilty to the charge of an assault, although her boyfriend wasn't supporting the prosecution. On Friday, Miss Flack found out the court case would continue anyway. Today, her agents appeared to blame the CPS for her death. The Crown Prosecution Service should look at themselves today and how they perceived a show trial that was not only without merit but not in the public interest and ultimately resulted in significant distress. To Caroline, this was not a show trial. This was a case like any other domestic abuse case, like this 1000 a day. But the Crown Prosecution Service prosecute. I don't know what the evidence is, but I'm guessing it was 909 calls. It was Body won't camera by the police that would have bean medical evidence. There would have been evidence from police officers who attended the scene, potentially an interview as well. Others have been pointing the finger on TV. This from the executive editor of the Sun. Caroline was hung out to dry by ITV. She was distraught. They didn't stand by and destroyed by the lack of support she was given. And yet, Social Media users point out, with some newspaper was leading salaciousness coverage of her case. This is a mild example. We've chosen not to show them or egregious pages. At least one story has since been taken down online, but even some of TV's own presenters are now questioning the future of Love Island. Ayman Holmes called Ferb repercussions out of respect. Honey Lancaster, James worked as a psychologist on an early Siri's of Love Island, Although she didn't know Caroline Flack personally, it's often very hard for people who are public figures to actually express how hard they find it, because they find that then they get a backlash saying, Well, what have you got to complain about? Or you put yourself in this arena as if the fact that you work in entertainment somehow means that the gloves come off. ITV has said it is shocked and saddened by this desperately sad news. Not for the first time. Broadcaster finds itself plagued by questions of responsibility amid a tragic death. Fast Manji reporting. And if you've been affected by the issues raised in that story, support is available. Go to child for dot com slash support. Well, I'm joined now by Natasha Devon, mental health campaigner and also thanks very much for coming in. I mean, first and foremost, this is an enormous tragedy for Caroline Flax families, family and friends and all the people who loved her. Yeah, and to be clear, I didn't know Caroline personally, I don't know about the specific circumstances that led to her death, and it's probably upsetting, maybe even damaging for the people who knew her to speculate. But we do know suicide is a symptom, and it happens when pain exceeds resources for coping with pain. And in about 90% of cases, it happens as a result of untreated depression or addiction. Having said all of that, I think with Caroline's case specifically, there's a real opportunity here to learn something about the world that we live in on. I think it's interesting the way that people have been passing the buck. Blame has been apportioned on all sides, whereas in fact that blame needs to be shared on. We all need to think about what we can do to change the environment. I mean, her friend Laura Whitmore, today in a really powerful a piece on radio, spoke about the intense scrutiny that Caroline Flack had faced from the press and social media to. And that is a lot of pressure on a young woman who was clearly struggling. I mean, to be clear, I think no matter the gender of the person, if somebody has experienced domestic abuse, they should be supported on dhe. It's ludicrous to suggest that a domestic abuse case where there's substantive evidence should be dropped because the victim no longer wants to give evidence because that rewards coercive behavior. But outside of that, there was this show trial going on on the way that the tabloids and social media sensationalized it turned into a circus was absolutely disgusting. And to see some of the perpetrators of that today expressing their sadness is real hypocrisy. I mean, the press, of course, is supposed to be regulated, and there'll be many people who will have looked at the coverage that Caroline Flack face and Phil. It's that regulation is not working. But what do you do about social media? Because it is a free for all. People feel that they can say what they like. Well, I think we have on social media a number of professional trolls who are really setting the tone, and you see that I'm not going to name their names. But we all know who they are, who today are talking about how tragic they find Caroline slacks death. But at the same time, our bullying people like Jamelia Jamil, Meghan Markle, Katie Price, people who we know are going through an emotionally and mentally turbulent time. We need to starve them of oxygen. We live in an attention economy. Where are quicks on our engagement are the new currency. We need to stop following and engaging with those people. So it's not for the social media companies. It's for us. Individually. The social media companies have a responsibility to, but more and more the tone of media and of social media is being set by what we engage with. And so we, as individuals, need to take responsibility. Caroline, in what is now a particularly poignant Instagram post, wrote. Be nice to people. You never know what's going on. I'm assuming you would say That's good advice. I think it was really poignant when she posted in a world where you could be anything be kind. And of course she was very successful, as we heard the psychologist say in the piece that that cannot actually make people have less sympathy for you. Think you're fair game on mental health issues are equal opportunity. They affect people from all walks of life. You never know somebody's pain and distress behind closed doors. So we should try always to treat people with kindness. Natasha. Devon, on that note. Thank you very much for coming in. Thank you.