Carole Radziwill Faces Backlash For Tweeting That She Wanted To Punch Her Uber Driver In The Face On International Women’s Day
Former Real Housewives of New York City star Carole Radziwill is facing backlash for tweeting that she wanted to punch her Uber driver in the face for taking a wrong turn on International Women’s Day and now, she’s once again taking to the social media network to defend her post.
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“My @uber driver took wrong street, I had to redirect him, twice, when I finally arrived at my destination he wished me a happy women’s day and I wanted to punch him in the face,” she posted, tagging the company. “Feels like yet another construct of our patriarchal culture.”
She used the hashtags #WomensDay2020 and #InternationalWomensDay in the post, which couldn’t have gone over worse with her audience. Understandably, many people took issue with the fact that she would call out a single employee for something that could have been a misunderstanding.
A quick look at the responses to the tweet and it’s clear that most people just aren’t a fan of Carole’s calling out of the employee on such a day.
International Women’s Day is held on March 8 each year and is a pivotal day for women’s rights across the world.
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“Not your finest moment,” responded @tondajulaine.
“I’m sure it was frustrating that your driver made a wrong turn. Humans tend to make mistakes. But to be angry and want to punch him, because he acknowledged International Woman’s Day is ridiculous, pretentious, and quite frankly disgusting. @uber, please apologize to the driver,” posted user @IWedFred.
The company took notice of the tweet and responded that they would look into the situation after she provided additional information through DM.
While this was probably the only way Uber could have handled the tweet publically, the company proceeded to face some heat themselves after users noticed they would be looking into Carole’s complaint.
Fans took notice of the exchange between Uber and Carole and it only added to the backlash against the former RHONY star.
“You better not harass a working class man (who was probably just following the GPS!) for some entitled rich lady who doesn’t care that she’s messing with a man’s livelihood over a minor inconvenience,” tweeted @jesusjugs2.
“Good Lord,” tweeted @Leopard_Man_. “Please give the driver a raise for dealing with a hostile passenger who posts about wishing him physical violence.”
Despite many of the tweets were critiquing her decision to take the complaint social media, she has since responded to the backlash and seems to be sticking to her guns. She even made things worse in her defense, telling a user that they simply “don’t get” her point.
“You don’t get it,” she posted rather snappily in response to one of the critiques. “It’s not about the ride. It’s about how patronizing it is to call out a special day for something that should not be extraordinary.”
While the situation may have been frustrating for her (hey, we’ve all been in a disastrous Uber ride before), this could have been a simple misunderstanding and as some Twitter users even pointed out, the GPS could have been to blame.
Going beyond that, reality TV stars and celebrities alike need to realize that this just isn’t the type of thing that will get you any sympathy in 2020. We’re guessing Carole may have learned that lesson now.
One simple phrase comes to mind: Think before you tweet.