Rudd's answer, possibly reference towards the Rotherham grooming gang, who were last year sentenced to 103 years in prison for rape and the abuse of teenage girls, was received poorly by those who saw it as victim blaming.
However, Ms. Rudd has already responded to today's incident in Finsbury Park during a press conference.
My thoughts are with all those affected by the appalling incident at Finsbury Park.
I am in contact with the Metropolitan Police who have confirmed it is being investigated by their Counter Terrorism Command.
We must all continue to stand together, resolute, against all those who try to divide us and spread hate and fear.
Rudd was pressed over why it took so many hours for it to be declared as an act of terrorism to which she gave this response.
We know the police were on hand immediately.
We know they have treated it immediately as a suspected terrorist event.