Group Of Black Women Kicked Off Napa Valley Wine Train After White Woman Complains About Their Laughter
Today in White Women Are Pretty Much The Worst*: a group of 12 women (11 Black and one White) were kicked off a train taking them on a wine tour of the Napa Valley, after a white woman (pictured above) complained to train staff that the women’s laughter was annoying her. She also remarked, “This is not a bar,” which is correct: it is actually a WINE TRAIN. Have you ever seen a more fun-ruining face in your life?
Anyway, the 12 women who were kicked off the train range in age and are all part of the same book club. Here is one member of this unruly squad of party animals, an 83-year-old grandmother:
YEAH. The women were escorted through multiple cars and led off the train, where they were met by police officers. POLICE OFFICERS. Word spread quickly through social media after one of the women, Lisa Marie Johnson, posted about the incident on Facebook. “It was humiliating. I’m really offended to be quite honest,” said Johnson. “I felt like it was a racist attack on us. I feel like we were being singled out. People were looking at us. T get escorted into the hands of waiting police officers. That’s the humiliating part.”
The Napa Valley Wine Train first defended themselves on Facebook, accusing the women of “verbal and physical abuse toward other guests and staff,” but that post was quickly deleted (Johnson snagged a screenshot first). Later, spokeswoman Kira Devitt said that her company had “received complaints from several parties in the same car and after three attempts from staff, requesting that the group keep the noise to an acceptable level, they were removed from the train and offered transportation back to the station in Napa.” The group was offered a full refund, but Johnson says that they would like an apology.
“The train is set up to be with your friends, to drink wine and have a good time,” Johnson said. “We were thinking, ‘Who are we offending?’”
[Photos: Lisa Johnson]
* Yes, I am also a white woman. Yes, I still think we are Pretty Much The Worst. White men, however, are the Absolute Worst.