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Radio show apologises over 'sex assault'

The hosts, who had put questions on the Internet, later apologised.

india Updated: Jun 07, 2006 10:48 IST
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Radio stations are known to ask meaningless and, sometimes, bizarre questions.

However, hosts of a radio station in Hong Kong broke all records when it asked its listeners to vote for the actress they would like to sexually assault the most.

The hosts, who had put questions on the Internet, later apologised.

The poll drew widespread criticism, with teachers, legislators and ordinary citizens slamming it for advocating violence against women and for corrupting youth.

"The program hosts and co-workers publicly apologise for any offence that the Internet poll 'Which female artiste would you most like to sexually assault' caused to female artistes and everyone in Hong Kong," a message posted on the radio Web site said.

The hosts also promised to be more careful in selecting the content of its shows in future.

First Published: Jun 07, 2006 04:22 IST

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