Jan 2, 2018

Virgin Trains apologises for 'sexist' tweet

Virgin Trains has "Apologised unreservedly" for a tweet which some social media users described as "Sexist". In response to a passenger complaint about being referred to as "Honey", the official Virgin Trains East Coast Twitter asked if she would "Prefer 'pet' or 'love' next time". Virgin Trains East Coast subsequently deleted their original tweet. "They were telling passengers at the front desk and on the platform that they can sit in the basically empty first class coach and pay the weekend upgrade," she told the BBC. "It was only after the train set off that they told us they'd all made a mistake and we had to move to try and find seats with all our luggage in the packed train." A spokesperson for Virgin Trains on the east coast route said: "We apologise unreservedly for this tweet and for the offence caused. To avoid causing more offence we have deleted the original post".

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