CHED Apologizes For Poll About Rape Victims
April 11, 2014 at 5:38 AM (PT)
CORUS News-Talk CHED-A/EDMONTON has issued an apology for an online poll asking if rape victims share the blame for sexual assaults.
On the station's website and in its TWITTER feed, the station asked, "do you think victims of sexual assaults share any blame for what happens?" After immediate negative reaction, the poll was first revised, then removed. Brand Manager SYD SMITH said on the air that the poll was based on a news story about police saying that blaming the victim is an issue in the community at a panel discussion, "Hard Talk Panel on Rape Culture," as part of Sexual Exploitation Week, and apologized.
On FACEBOOK, the station posted, "630 CHED apologizes for the poll that was posted earlier today. It was inappropriate and people are understandably upset. It has been removed. We can and will do better in the future."