Radio Station Apologises Over Helen Flanagan Poll
Listeners accused Key 103 of encouraging bullying...
A radio station has apologised for running a Facebook poll which was claimed to have encouraged people to bully Helen Flanagan.
Manchester's Key 103 asked listeners whether they "loved or loathed" the former Coronation Street star - with similar comments being made on air.
But there was a backlash, with some describing the poll as "nasty" and concerns being voiced that it was encouraging listeners to pick on the celeb.
A spokesperson for the station said: "Yesterday some comments were made on air and on Facebook about Helen Flanagan and for that we sincerely apologise. We are sorry for any offence this caused.
"The wording of the posting was inappropriate and as soon as it was seen by our senior team at the station it was taken down. We are now in discussions with the staff member responsible for the posting."
H-Flan re-tweeted an apology issued by the station on Twitter.
KEY: Yesterday some comments were made on air and on Facebook about Helen Flanagan for that we sincerely apologise.
— KEY103 (@KEY103) August 16, 2013
Helen recently declared that she