“I’m so astonished and disappointed.”
Mel Greig has voiced her dismay at a cruel tweet that labelled her a “murderer” and was shared by one of her co-stars.
Radio personality Greig, a current The Celebrity Apprentice contestant, was involved in a 2012 on-air prank linked to the suicide of British nurse Jacintha Saldanha.
Yesterday, Greig’s Celebrity Apprentice co-star Richard Reid retweeted a hurful post that apparently referred to that tragic incident.
“Not really happy about a Murderer being on Celebrity Apprentice,so I am out, your fired Mel Greig,” the post read.
On seeing that he had retweeted it, Greig hit back at Reid, questioning his motives.
“Richard I’m so astonished and disappointed that you would retweet this? Murderer?” she wrote on Twitter.
Reids quickly apologised, sending a series of tweets to explain he was simply on a “retweeting roll” at the time.
“I am so so sorry about this Mel – I was on a retweeting roll of both good and bad and thoughtlessly retweeted it,” he explained.
“Mel I was on a retweeting ROLL and didn’t think before I hit the button, I retweet the good AND the bad. It was completely thoughtless,” he continued.
But Greig has not publicly accepted the apology.
Her last activity on Twitter involved favouriting and retweeting comments saying of Reid: “he is a dick” and “absolutely disgusted”.