Police: Kissing Under Mistletoe Without Consent Is Rape

  • 2017-12-05
  • Source: AAN
  • by: Remington Strelivo
Police: Kissing Under Mistletoe Without Consent Is Rape
By various (Making of America) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Don’t get too merry this Christmas: police are now warning that kissing someone under the mistletoe could be considered "rape."

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI), in the United Kingdom, tweeted to their 159,000 followers: "If you bump into that special someone under the mistletoe tonight, remember that without consent it is rape #SeasonsGreetings."

The hysteria received a swift backlash from the PSNI's followers – most of it negative – with one Twitter user claiming that it showed a "warped view of the world" by comparing a festive kiss at a Christmas party to rape.

Another user added, "This tweet tells people that a kiss is rape. Do you realize what you’ve said?"

The PSNI later deleted their tweet, but refused to apologize. Instead, they doubled down: "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 socializing over the Christmas period, please remember without consent it is rape."
 Source: AAN
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