Posted on June 10, 2019, 12:25 PM IST
A US WRITER LOSES BOOK DEAL DUE TO CONTROVERSIAL TWEET
Technology is a boon in more than one ways but it turned into a curse for a US writer who lost her book deal with the respective publishers due to a faltering tweet.
Jordanian American writer Natasha Tynes had posted a picture on her twitter handle showing a picture of a black worker eating on a Washington metro train. Her tweet read “When you’re on your morning commute & see wmata employee in UNIFORM eating on the train I thought we were not allowed to eat on the train. This is unacceptable. Hope wmata responds.”
The tweet did not go down well with the twitter users and they started roasting the writer and her tweet for being regressive. The users reprimanded her for the criticizing the black worker who was eating her breakfast on her way to work. The Washington metro officials reported that the ban on eating and drinking on trains had been lifted and was no longer operational. This further aggravated the ire being directed towards the young writer.
This incident had such an impact that the publishers who were working with the young writer decide to revoke their contract in the wake of all the negativity that was being directed towards Tynes. The publishing house called Rare Birds Lit Inc. quoted about the revocation that Tynes “did something truly horrible today in tweeting a picture of a metro worker eating her breakfast on the train this morning and drawing attention to her employer”.
Tynes apologized for her misinformed tweet and took down her tweet along with her website but that didn’t deter the haters from harassing her. Tynes has sued her publishers and is seeking a claim of 13.4 million dollars for damages.