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Becky Kealy: Grassroots Movement RTE Accountable for Grossly Offensive ‘Rape’ Skit

Aontú Rep for Cork North West, Becky Kealy, has welcomed the announcement that RTE will remove their blasphemous New Years Eve ‘Rape’ Sketch from their player, following a finding that RTE broke and violated their own editorial standards.

Becky Kealy:

“It is a testament to the power of grassroots politics that today RTE announced they would remove the sketch from their player, that they found themselves to have breached their own editorial standards and broader regulations and that they would be reporting themselves to the BAI. More than 8,000 people signed my petition holding RTE accountable. More than 4,700 official complaints were made directly to RTE. This is an addition from vocal social media campaigns and media segments demanding RTE be held accountable. This should never have happened and I hope the solidarity and pressure brought to bear these past few days will deter its reoccurrence.”

“For people of faith, who have seen their rights and freedoms circumscribed for months on end, it was galling to see their taxpayer monies and license fees put towards a skit that insulted Christians and demeaned victims of sexual violence. On New Year’s Eve, after a tough 2020, as millions of Irish people gathered to usher in a new and hopefully better year, RTE using their taxpayer funding decided this was the exact moment to insult millions of Christians with a grossly offensive sketch caricaturing God as a rapist. We demanded better and are holding RTE accountable for their disgraceful decision.”

By Aontú Press | 7 January, 2021

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