ITV apologises over Loose Women rape poll
2 September 2015
From the section Entertainment & Arts
ITV has apologised after a poll on Loose Women about rape offended viewers.
The show asked whether rape was ever a woman’s fault.
The poll followed on from comments The Pretenders’ singer Chrissie Hynde had made in the Sunday Times.
She said she blamed herself for a sexual assault she had experienced aged 21 and was criticised when she said women “have to take responsibility”.
The Loose Women poll drew criticism on Twitter, with one viewer Rebecca Gill calling it “off the scale of acceptability”.
‘Ill-considered, insensitive and insulting’
Source:: BBC Entertainment