The Police Service of Northern Ireland has come under social media heat following a tweet by them which insinuated that a kiss under the mistletoe without consent, is rape.
They posted :
“If you bump into that special someone under the mistletoe tonight, remember that without consent it is rape #SeasonsGreetings”.
The tweet has been criticised by many since it went up the platform with hundreds backslashing the force for ‘trivializing’ rape.
Here are some random comments from the critics:
The Police Force, however, took down the tweet after they were contacted by MailOnline.
In a new message, posted this morning, the PSNI wrote:
“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.”