ITV’s Loose Women have sparked controversy after they posted a poll asking “if it is ever a woman’s fault if she is raped’ on their website.
The poll was posted following a discussion on the morning panel show about Pretenders singer Chrissie Hynde's recent comments.
Chrissie was raped by member's of an American motorcycle gang when she was 21, and recently spoke to the Sunday Times saying that victims have to “take responsibility” and use their own “common sense”.
“If I'm walking around in my underwear and I'm drunk, who else's fault can it be?“ she added.
With almost 88% of people answering “no” to the poll, the result was a landslide.
But viewers then took to Twitter highlight their disgust to the question even being asked.
@loosewomen it's not even a question, shouldn't even be an open forum! No it is unacceptable and unforgivable ... No is no— Daniel Winter-Bates (@DanBuryTomorrow) September 1, 2015
@loosewomen you should be ashamed to ask this question. 85,000 women and girls are raped in England & Wales every year. None of them were— sianushka (@sianushka) September 1, 2015
@loosewomen This is disgusting and you should be ashamed of yourselves.— Hannah (@nananah) September 1, 2015
@loosewomen its not their fault if they raped of course not. But its common sense to dress modestly in certain situs or walking home— jade barton (@filmbuffy33) September 1, 2015
@loosewomen You are absolute, complete and utter idiots for even typing this tweet let alone thinking it's acceptable to post it!!!!!!!!!!!!— Munster (@Jenni_Munster) September 1, 2015
Hynde also went on to say that: “If I’m walking around and I’m very modestly dressed and I’m keeping to myself and someone attacks me, then I’d say that’s his fault.
“But if I’m being very lairy and putting it about and being provocative, then you are enticing someone who’s already unhinged – don’t do that. Come on! That’s common sense.
“You know, if you don’t want to entice a rapist, don’t wear high heels so can’t run from him.”