Good Morning Britain's topic of discussion was ‘Is Bottom Slapping Assault?’
The debate comes after Navy Commander Steven Heap was cleared of sexual assault when he was accused of slapping a female colleague’s bottom during a Christmas party. He had called it an "amusing not sexual [act of] drunken buffoonery".
A panel of five senior male officers had cleared him of two counts of sexual assault in just 57 minutes.
In the GMB segment, former Big Brother star Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace argued that it shouldn’t be classed as sexual assault, whereas journalist Radhika Sanghani argued that it should.
If a man slapped me on the bottom and I didn’t like it, I would slap him in the face. That’s what I’d do. If you don’t like it, deal with it head on.
Viewers took to Twitter to disagree: There shouldn’t have been such a debate to begin with, because touching a part of someone, male or female, deemed a sexual part of the body is sexual assault.
"Are they actually debating whether it’s OK to slap someone on the bum?" one Twitter user wrote
@GMB if more women report slaps on the bum then men will get the message to STOP DOING IT. @susannareid100
— Judy in da Richmond (@Judy in da Richmond)
Are they actually debating whether it's ok to slap someone on the bum 😐🤚🤦♀️ #gmb