Facebook shuts down Women Who Eat on Tubes group

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People outraged by the Women Who Eat on Tubes Facebook page fought back by shaming the contributors. Facebook has taken action and taken the group down.

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Be warned tube snackers, there is a Facebook page and Tumblr posting stealth snaps of women tucking into food on the underground.

Women Who Eat on Tubes has been going for a while, but suddenly went viral. Contributors post photos of unsuspecting women eating on the tube without their permission for others to comment on.

People were obviously not amused and a little confused about the whole thing, calling the site 'creepy'.

Facebook has since frozen the group, however a new one with the same name has since been born and the Tumblr still exists.


Not so, says founder Tony Burke, who told the Telegraph it isn't 'weird' or about shaming, it is a form of observational art.

"At its truest form," Burke explains, "it should cherish its subjects in the way a wildlife photographer cherishes a kingfisher in a river."

Sorry, but no.

Can't a girl just eat a tube McDonald's in peace of an evening? Jeeze. We also eagerly await our starring turn in 'women who poorly apply eyeliner on the bus.'

In response to the public outcry, there was a rebuttal of shaming in the form of a 'Men who post on Women who eat on Tubes' page, where snaps of the contributors to the site are posted, presumably sourced from their Facebook pages.

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But do two trolls make a right?

Well with over 500 members, it seems some women think so.

One example names a contributor to WWEOT with a photo of him wearing a vest, saying, "[he] posted a photo of a woman 'gobbling sushi' on the tube. Here he is seen breaking the world record for amount of chest on display while still technically wearing a top."

While we disagree with the page in every sense (stop being silly boys) - this reciprocal shaming can not be the answer.

Listen to the creator's defence on BBC Radio 4 today:



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