In the latest event of a slew of attempts by the British police to enforce their own form of social justice upon the people, we have a tweet from the PSNI (Police Service Northern Ireland) informing people that “consent is still rape” while under the mistletoe.
The PSNI official twitter released a tweet saying, “If you bump into that special someone under the mistletoe tonight, remember that without consent it is rape.”
The tweet received an enormous amount of negative feedback and the PSNI were shamed for trivializing serious rape cases that occur around the holidays as well as displaying unnecessary acts of social Justice. The PSNI did not take any notice to the negative backlash they were receiving until they were contacted by MailOnline that they had sparked a viral uproar.
“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.”
Although this is their form of an apology, it fell on deaf ears for sending an even more ridiculous message with poor context. This suggests that just the act of socializing without another’s consent is rape. Essentially, they apologized for poorly phrasing a message they were trying to send and then correctly explained the poor message that they were trying to send.
But this isn’t the first-time British police have come under fire for social media antics recently. Through combinations of threatening individuals for spreading “hate speech” online and changing the definition of a hate-crime altogether British police have blurred the lines of very serious offences that can ruin one’s life. With arrests for offensive online posts up 877 percent British citizens have to be very careful with their choice of words online, unlike the PSNI.