New York City’s MTA Replaces ‘Ladies and Gentlemen’ Announcements

(Photo/THOMAS LEVINSON/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)

November 10, 2017
OAN Newsroom

Political correctness is now making its way onto New York City subways as conductors have been told not to use the term “ladies and gentlemen.”

The MTA sent out a message last week that has since gone viral.

It is ordering staff to use a list of gender neutral terms such as passengers, riders, or everyone.

It also directs conductors on newer trains with automated announcements to override them with the new greetings.

The change is part of a nine page memo from the MTA as the agency wants conductors to be more empathetic in their language to avoid offending trans-genders.

However, many are criticizing the move and are calling it another attack on free speech.

72 Comments on "New York City’s MTA Replaces ‘Ladies and Gentlemen’ Announcements"

  1. Will Fish 4 Trout | November 13, 2017 at 3:12 am |

    Personally I think the announcement should be something like, “Hey all you MF’ers that want on, Get On. All you MF’ers that want off, GET OFF.

    This way you offend everyone equally 😉

  2. Well, I have to say that I am taken by our grandchildren. They have their roles down. Caleb (six with Autism) and Mackenzie (five) can and will gladly tell you which sex they are; In the words of Caleb, “I am a real boy.” , while Mackenzie told her father as she saw a movie of her at the crawling stage, “I am not a baby, I am a big girl.” I have to hand it to their elders – Parenting 101: Not Confusing the Children.

  3. If they don’t want them offended by saying man or woman then can I call them freaks, queers and Transqueers.Because in reality that is what they really are all 3% of them.

  4. Hahaha!

  5. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, RISE UP AND RECLAIM YOUR PLACE IN SOCIETY!! Why do you let these things happen??

  6. Alaskasbestinterest | November 11, 2017 at 9:06 am |

    We have to quit given in to the few crazy minority of people bound on destroying america. It is time to push back and tell them idiots to grow up and act like an adult.

  7. It’s NYC.!!! “Hey idiot!” would be quite appropriate….

  8. When will the majority have a voice?
    Start looking into whom you are voting into office
    Stop voting the Party Line
    Write-ins make a statement and are not a waste
    Write-in : Anyone But these Career Politicians

  9. Let’s vote for DeBlasio again? Yea! He’ll make sure whites go to the back of the bus and Muslims will replace all the teachers in NYC. Wonder if he has 3 bathrooms in his house, one for men, one for women and one for the undecided.

  10. What a waste of time and energy on this PC garbage.

  11. There is only male and female. If you are confused then go spend some time figuring it out on your own without involving everyone else. We’re not the ones confused. They are.

  12. There are no more Ladies or Gentlemen.

  13. Now they will simply announce;

    Comrades

  14. Gerry C. Cruz | November 11, 2017 at 3:28 am |

    Whichever the case, they [transgenders] should figure out where they fit in: lady or gentleman. Oh, I forgot, this is New York.

  15. ...remain calm and return fire | November 11, 2017 at 1:39 am |

    Be good little commies and follow dear leaders directives, else you will be living in the subway tunnels…

  16. intimeforthedime | November 10, 2017 at 7:21 pm |

    Your comment about the muslims is correct. Men go after boys, and then go with each other secretly until they get caught or married.
    Then young girls pretty much get raped if not protected by the family. But that can only go so far in a village mob type society.
    That religion is run like organized crime, and is very good at hiding the truth.

  17. What is it now ? Straights, queens and dysfunctional’s ?

  18. OK how about fruits and vegetables?

  19. This is Democrat plain to teach the young there is NO difference in sex and having sex identity is transitory and can change that any time you want. Using this 0.3% of population to recondition the young MINDS to feel they are all equal on gender base. Any fool that believes that one is Brainwashed by liberal education. IF you change your gender why not your race so can say your Black today or make up one from outer space. Do know there is gender from outer space that is different that anything we have and NEW name has to be created then people can call them self that. Reality to liberals is all for political ends to make this country Godless, be non Christian or religious but be Marxist is great to them and be World citizens like you can go to N Korea and be with those people. The Liberal Democrat believe in NO borders like in American were Illegals have more benefits then citizens why not think your a N Korea Citizens a go there and live their life. N Korea is a Communist country so all Democrats will fit right in there if they do not get shot first by the Government.

  20. oh for fu ck’s sake…what is the world degenerating into? what madness is this?

  21. How about, “Citizens…”?
    Just kidding, way too offensive.

  22. landy fincannon | November 10, 2017 at 1:57 pm |

    You’re trying to think logically

  23. landy fincannon | November 10, 2017 at 1:56 pm |

    The tyranny of the 1% continues. How well the serfs in Europe respond god save the ………?

  24. They’re just trying to get our society to accept that and everybody to be like that if you don’t take a stand against it that’s what will happen there will be a day when our children never even knew it was wrong which will also include no Jesus Christ and Bible or they will change that to to make it look like Jesus was gay wake up people

  25. Barbara Lynch | November 10, 2017 at 1:37 pm |

    How aobut YO!!!!!

  26. New York is the STATE of IDIOT! NY subway is DIRTY, SMELLY, full of RATS. Newer on SCHEDULE!!! But make “BIG CHANGES”!

    • All American | November 10, 2017 at 1:36 pm |

      That city has more than their share of filthy cussing graffiti, junkies, hookers, pushers etc all over the streets but yeah let’s cater to the transgender community. Should change their name to “Sick city”

  27. Boris the Deplorable | November 10, 2017 at 1:15 pm |

    Yo, youse; we are being held momentarily by the train’s
    dispatcher. The train’s dispatcher is a wicked man who gets a sick
    thrill from toying with your lives like a god. Please be patient.”

  28. And so many more important issues with the MTA go neglected.
    Bad management.

  29. Michael Coppenbarger | November 10, 2017 at 12:42 pm |

    Political correctness is spiritual suicide.

  30. Maybe MTA can adopt what the State of California wants the conductors on the high-speed rail to use…”Uhh…Dudes!”

  31. Are you serious.

  32. The wants of a few outweigh the wants of the many. Only in America

    • Living_The_Dream | November 10, 2017 at 12:24 pm |

      Why did I just start humming the tune, “Living In America” by James Brown, but used the words “Only In America?” Good Times!

    • Living_The_Dream | November 10, 2017 at 12:33 pm |

      Only in America, where the Minority is treated better and given more assistance than the Majority, in pretty much every aspect of life. Most politicians or people in management positions don’t want to even be considered as discriminatory, so they given into every minority class possible to avoid the “discrimination card” being pulled on them. People these days will pull that card faster than you can say, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

    • All American | November 10, 2017 at 1:33 pm |

      It’s similar to walking stepping into a bucket of manure and ya can’t shake it off! It stinks 😷

  33. How stupid! What are they suppose to say? “you all be careful getting on the subway”, “yo, watch your step”, “be very careful and don’t break you high heel getting on this mean old train”.

  34. Around here, we just say, “Folks, we’re coming round to punch your ticket. If ya’ll’ll have them out it would make it a lot faster.”

  35. How about “Ladies, Gentlemen and Others”? The article says “…to avoid offending trans-genders.” If a confused genetic male thinks he is a woman, doesn’t “Ladies” apply to him? and if a confused genetic female thinks she’s a man “Gentlemen” might apply to her. Then again, I’m not sure “Ladies and Gentlemen” apply to most of the people in NY anyway, since that implies a greater level of manners than I’ve seen there. I guess I have to retract the whole comment.

  36. What are they going to replace it with? “YO, people!”

  37. How about “You All” ….How Pathetic ..

  38. America is the modern day sodom and gamora.

  39. Less then 0.3% population describes themselves as transgender.. Why are we making such a big deal out of this. We now have more TV shows with transgender, and Lesbian character’s and they only make up 1.8%. Why are we spending such big money and making so many changes for such a low number.

    • Great Question……Was Wondering that myself.

    • Exactly!

    • because they want to normalize it on our eyes…

      • Living_The_Dream | November 10, 2017 at 12:56 pm |

        There is NOTHING normal about transgender. Normal is living with the tools, God gave you at birth.

      • All American | November 10, 2017 at 1:37 pm |

        They don’t care about our eyes only theirs!

      • Joshua LeTrole | November 11, 2017 at 3:24 pm |

        It is NORMAL. Finally, our nation is ending institutional bigotry. We should celebrate every advanced that helps each American feel comfortable in our growing global community.

    • All American | November 10, 2017 at 1:09 pm |

      Saul Alinsky: Divide, Chaos and Propaganda

    • This is just part of a well thought out attack on the Christian foundations of America. It’s supported by non-other than Satan with willing political and media figures on-board the train to hell. They may be deceived into the anti-Christ movement, but they need to be countered just the same.

      America was founded by Christians and has flourished because of it. It’s no wonder that the attack has been a vicious one. Look at the modern Democratic party operation based on fraud, lies, bribery, false accusations, murder, etc. Republicans are definitely involved too, but the Democratic party has truly embodied Satanic techniques to the full.

    • Frank Meccia… It’s called brainwashing

    • wavesofgrain | November 10, 2017 at 3:29 pm |

      Frank Meccia…I suspect the reason you are seeing most of the TV forcing ‘alternate’ humans and lifestyles, is the partially foreign owned USA Main Networks are in Partnership with the NWO. Their instructions are to eradicate the Traditional lifestyle and replace it with the Loose/immoral/ same-sex lifestyles to curb population growth. If you desensitize our impressionable young and pique their natural curiosity, it may produce more same sex couples or trannies. Most of these will not end up reproducing. This subterfuge of the Media will never be recognized in the majority of the population. One thing to note: No attempt is made to prevent population control in some cults who end up fathering 50 or more children. Not a word…

    • It’s like the Tail wagging the Dog………and the Taxpayers a PAYING.

    • Marxist tactic to destroy the nation.

  40. disqus_P9BzrcAWtz | November 10, 2017 at 11:22 am |

    How about they just say “hey youz”

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