Carole Cadwalladr @carolecadwalla Late adopter. Late giver-upper. Guardian & Observer writer. May. 13, 2019 1 min read

I went undercover on Jeremy Kyle show in 2008 & found a vulnerable mentally ill young man being bullied & abused. Now someone’s dead. Amazed it took this long 

I went to outdoor filming of Jeremy Kyle show & met woman whose stepson was being booed& jeered on stage. He had bipolar disorder & paranoid schizophrenia, she said. And she’d spent all morning pleading with the producers not to put him on air. They did it anyway

...what’s striking now is the similarity between this story & what I’m writing about now. The show had mainstreamed bullying & abusive behaviour & it was impossible it was to hold the execs responsible for it to account. They got away with it. Because they could

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