Radio hosts Will and Woody are slammed over cruel on-air vaccination prank after they told a woman she was given ‘saline solution’ rather than the Covid vaccine on Freedom Day
Radio duo Will and Woody have landed in hot water after recording a crude on-air vaccination prank.
The stunt was played out on Monday’s episode of the show where the pair impersonated a NSW health officer and told one woman during the state’s Freedom Day that they had wrongly been injected with saline solution instead of the vaccine.
Will and Woody initially put a call-out on their social media asking their Victorian followers to name one friend they had in NSW that they could prank.
In trouble: Radio hosts Will and Woody are slammed over their on-air vaccination prank on an unsuspecting woman
Listener Annaleigh asked the duo to single out her friend Mia, who had group dinner plans organised on Freedom Day night after recently receiving her second Covid jab.
Annaleigh explained she was a ‘bit salty’ her friend could go out for dinner while she was still stuck in lockdown in Victoria.
The hosts played out the pre-recorded prank call on Mia, where one of the pair introduced themselves as ‘Trent Summers from the NSW health department’.
They told Mia over the phone that she had been injected with saline solution and they needed to ‘100 per cent confirm’ she had it, which they said could only be done through a ‘blood test’.
Stunt: The pair initially put a call-out on their social media asking their Victorian followers to name one friend they had in NSW that they could prank during the state’s Freedom Day
Will and Woody asked Mia if she had dinner plans before suggesting some usual ways to go out, including wearing a ‘hazard suit, face shield and gloves’.
The pair later told Mia that the whole scenario was a prank after her voice began to crack up.
She later admitted to the duo that she was in tears at the gym and says the stunt was ‘so mean’.
The prank caught the attention of several social media users who slammed the radios hosts for their cruel stunt.
Brutal: The radio hosts impersonated a NSW health officer and told Mia over the phone that she had been injected with saline solution. They later admitted it was a prank when Mia’s voice began to break up. Pictured: Woody Whitelaw
‘Will and Woody calling young woman – as a prank – impersonating NSW Health, telling woman that her second dose may have been saline, has to get a blood test, wear full PPE and stay away from other people when out in public,’ wrote Shane Bazzi.
‘Pretty f**ked up. She was distressed, crying. Cruel stuff.’
Many listeners pointed out the legal consequences of impersonating a NSW health officer.
‘Aside from everything else, I assume there”s a fairly serious offence of impersonating a government officer,’ said one.
A third added: ‘There’s a time and a place for jokes and this ain’t it, Chief. This is neither funny nor appropriate and I pity those who think it is. Find better content.’
‘Pretty f**ked up. She was distressed, crying. Cruel stuff’: The prank caught the attention of several social media users who slammed the radios hosts for their cruel stunt