Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) prompt fury by tweeting that a kiss under the mistletoe without consent ‘is RAPE’
The Police Service posted the tweeter message which was dubbed ‘nonsense’ message yesterday, drawing hundreds of mocking comments attacking the force for ‘trivialising’ rape.
The force, which has 159,000 Twitter followers, posted: ‘If you bump into that special someone under the mistletoe tonight, remember that without consent it is rape #SeasonsGreetings.’
And it wasn’t long before the warning was shared hundreds of time across the social media platform.
@Renown_Vet commented: ‘Since when did a kiss under the mistletoe turn into rape? Get a grip, and start being thief takes again not half arsed SJWs [social justice warriors].’
@69mib wrote: ‘Bumping into someone, under the mistletoe, is now considered rape? Why do you trivialise such a serious issue with such a nonsense tweet?’
Mike love tweeted PSNI: ‘This tweet tells people that a kiss is rape. Do you realise what you’ve said?’
One user wrote: ‘Bumping into someone, under the mistletoe, is now considered rape? Why do you trivialise such a serious issue with such a nonsense tweet?’
Although the tweet has been deleted, the PSNI in a subsequent tweet maintained that their message remains the same but claimed they were quoted out of contest.
We posted a message on Twitter yesterday that some may have taken out of context but the message remains the same; when you are out socialising over the Christmas period, please remember without consent it is rape.
— PSNI (@PoliceServiceNI) December 3, 2017