Olivia Wilde has shamed fellow subway riders in a tweet, after they wouldn’t give up their seat for her despite being heavily pregnant.
Being a beautiful Hollywood actress, it’s a surprise Olivia wasn’t instantly recognised on the subway, so it comes as even more of a shock to learn that the 32-year-old star, who’s currently pregnant with her second child, was ignored while looking for a seat.
Known for her roles in TV and film, Olivia is very independent and often travels without an entourage or security, and in this instance she was simply taking the subway when she encountered a problem many other mums face everyday.
Being very obviously heavily pregnant, Olivia was hoping someone would give up their seat for her and when that didn’t happen she took to Twitter with a scathing message.
Shaming her fellow subway riders she tweeted, ‘NBD, able-bodied 🚇 riders who won’t give your seat to a GIANT preggo. I’ll just stand riiiiight next to your head and pray I go into labor’.
The tweet received floods of support from her fans, being liked 2.4k times with other mums tweeting back with their advice and experience.
One Twitter user replied saying, ‘I’m a big fan of sustained eye contact and repeatedly jostling them with my belly’ while another said, ‘I’m 39 weeks pregnant still commuting and I basically have to stand the whole wide into the city! It’s disgusting!!’.
Olivia with her partner, actor Jason Sudeikis
However, it seems a lot of Twitter users also had a contrasting opinion, with many mentioning that Olivia had chosen to be pregnant and pointing out that as a celebrity, she had the money to get a taxi.
Joining in the debate one said, ‘wow did you think that maybe some people have health issues? some pregnant women work standing up. think’ while another chipped in, ‘Just to play devil’s advocate & as someone who has an illness you can’t see, how do you know they didn’t have good reason?’
But Olivia had the best reply, and shut down one hater who said, ‘1. I didn’t tell u to get pregnant 2. Get an Uber (you can afford it) 3. I paid the same amt as you for the subway ride.’ with a hilarious reply, ‘1. Eat a bag of d***s. 2. That is all.’
Have you had trouble getting a seat on public transport while pregnant? Let us know in the comment box!