Harvey Weinstein: Apology over 'guess what he'd call restaurant' competition
The Republic of Ireland based restaurant booking and review site Menupages.ie has apologised after it ran a competition based on the revelations surrounding the disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.
Menupages.ie asked its followers to suggest names for a restaurant should Weinstein decide to open one.
They were inundated with angry replies.
"Well that got out of hand," the company said in a Facebook message.
"Didn't mean to offend, just wanted to highlight the pure awfulness of this man VIA a restaurant competition, oops. Apologies for any offence taken."
Later an apology was posted on its website from marketing manager Des Doyle.
"Firstly, I would like to wholeheartedly apologise for the offence I have caused via the social media post yesterday evening (October 12th 2017) . I take full responsibility for the competition promotion entry.
"I failed to understand the offence this has caused and I sincerely apologise again to anyone has been affected by it. This was by no means my intention."
Film producer Weinstein denies any allegations of non-consensual sex as he faces a litany of rape, harassment and assault accusations from a number of women.
Belfast Telegraph Digital