Author’s Book Deal in Jeopardy After Reporting Black Metro Worker For Eating on Train

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Author Natasha Tynes is under fire after reporting a Black Metro worker for eating on the train. Tynes, a Jordanian American writer, may lose her book deal, publisher California Coldblood said.

Tynes met swift backlash after she tweeted a photo of a Black female Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) employee in uniform eating on the Red Line on May 10. She tagged the WMATA account and reported that the employee told her to mind her own business.

“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. When I asked the employee about this, her response was ‘worry about yourself,’” Tynes said in a now-deleted tweet.

Tynes then went a step further and gave WMATA additional information about the encounter when the…

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