The New York-based actress (who's expecting a child with partner Jason Sudeikis) shares just how she gets back at rude riders.
Here's something that's been drilled into our heads since we were young: When you see a pregnant woman standing while riding public transportation, you offer her your seat. If you're an able-boded person who is not injured or otherwise unable to stand, it's really just that simple. But unfortunately, not everyone understands this—something Olivia Wilde knows all too well.
The actress was riding the subway in New York, and despite the fact that she's heavily pregnant, riders didn't think to offer her a seat. Olivia didn't take this too well (and why should she?) and vented about the experience on Twitter.
"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 star, who is expecting her second child with Jason Sudeikis, wrote.
While we totally support Olivia and understand her frustration, a few Twitter users slammed the actress after seeing this tweet. One user replied: "@oliviawilde Pregnancy is not an illness or disability. You're rich, call Uber or catch a cab! Entitled much?" while another wrote: "@oliviawilde First of all, pregnancy is a CHOICE just like giving up your seat is. You've got a lot of nerve. So someone who's been working."
Um, what? That's not even the worst of it. One user—who apparently felt personally offended by the original tweet—shared this ridiculous response, which is no longer visible: "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," a commenter named Kyle wrote, according to Us Weekly.
Luckily, new dad John Legend defended Olivia against the troll. "Deplorable," he tweeted in response.
We think it's important for a high-profile mama like Ms. Wilde to make a statement if it helps the rest of us on our commute. Do you "stand" with Olivia on this issue?