Anger over author's critical post of worker eating on train

2 years 6 months 3 weeks ago Sunday, May 12 2019 May 12, 2019 May 12, 2019 10:41 AM May 12, 2019 in News - AP National

WASHINGTON (AP) - A Jordanian American writer is facing a backlash after she posted a picture on Twitter of a public transit worker eating on a Washington Metro train and reported details about the employee to her bosses.

Natasha Tynes apologized a day later on Twitter and deleted her post before making her account private.

But people online were upset that someone who calls herself a "minority writer" would shame a black woman and possibly cause her to lose her job.

The Washington Post reports the publishing house distributing her debut novel dropped her and her publisher delayed the book's planned release.

Union officials say the woman was on the train to get to another assignment and had just 20 minutes to eat.

Tynes told The Associated Press on Sunday she didn't want to talk.

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