Britain's Virgin Trains apologises for 'misogynist' tweet

The passenger, Emily Lucinda Cole, said she was stunned by the passengers' response. Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Jan 03, 2018, 07.23 AM (IST)

Virgin Trains has "apologised unreservedly" for a tweet which a passenger found offensive and described as "misogynistic behaviour".

Emily Lucinda Cole, 27, was travelling from Edinburh to London when she was referred to as "honey" during a conversation with the train manager.

After she complained on the official Twitter account of Virgin Trains East Coast about the use of the term, they responded by saying if she would prefer "prefer 'pet' or 'love' next time".

Emilia said she was "stunned" by the response.

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Twitter found the tweet equally sexist:

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A spokesperson for Virgin Trains on the east coast route later issued an apology.

"We apologise unreservedly for this tweet and for the offence caused. To avoid causing more offence we have deleted the original post."


 

Story highlights

After Emily Lucinda Cole complained on the official Twitter account of Virgin Trains East Coast about being called 'honey', they responded by saying if she would prefer 'prefer pe' or love next time'