POLICE and a council have been blasted for “victim shaming” after they urged people to “step in” to stop women being raped.
Merseyside Police and Liverpool city council came under fire after posting a video online as part of a Citysafe campaign that urged “friends to look after each other on a night out”.
Merseyside Police and Liverpool City Council have come under fire after posting a video online that urged friends to look after each other on a night out
Twitter / @MerseyPolice Merseyside Police have since deleted this post from their Twitter account
Twitter / @lpoolcouncil Liverpool Council also deleted their tweet and put out a statement acknowledging it may have caused offence
Titled Know When To Step In, it played through the scenario where a woman “told her mates she’d had enough” and “the bar staff knew they shouldn’t have served her that last shot”.
It says: “Her mates should have gone outside with her. Shouldn’t have left her on her own in that state. Know when to step in.”