There are a lot of unhappy TV viewers – after RTE’s Cutting Edge aired a debate about rape.
After the recent Standford rape case has been hitting headlines al over the world, Brendan O’Connor held a discussion about the verdict, which saw Brock Turner only get six months jail time.
The case has been causing debate world wide, as Brock claimed he and the victim were just drunk and denied raping her, despite being found having sex with her while she was unconscious behind a dumpster after a party on campus.
On Cutting Edge Brendan had comedian Al Porter and Sunday Independent journalist Niamh Horan on the show, and viewers took to Twitter to air their anger, mainly aimed at Niamh, with people claiming she is the new ‘Katie Hopkins’.
— acidnation (@trounormands) June 8, 2016
Even if I drink myself into unconsciousness I still shouldn’t be raped. There is NO EXCUSE Niamh Horan #CuttingEdge
— Eimear Keogh (@eimskeogh) June 8, 2016
I genuinely don’t think I could ever be a panellist on #CuttingEdge. I would have lost my cool more than once tonight…
— Rick O’Shea (@rickoshea) June 8, 2016
Second time to tune in and frustrated comments and lack of support for working mothers and now female victims #CuttingEdge
— Anne Marie Morrin (@AMMorrinArt) June 8, 2016
I’m so shocked and appalled by the fact that Niamh Horan is so wrong about alcohol, consent, blame… Oh, wait #CuttingEdge
— Rosemary Mac Cabe (@RosemaryMacCabe) June 8, 2016
— Dearbhail McDonald (@DearbhailDibs) June 8, 2016
— alison curtis (@Alisonejcurtis) June 8, 2016
— Ciaran Dunne (@Ciaran_Dunne) June 8, 2016
Either way the episode caused serious debate online and as the Standford case continues to make headlines we’re betting this isn’t the end of the conversation just yet.