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Rosie Jones says Uber driver left her after mistaking cerebral palsy for being drunk

Rosie Jones says Uber driver left her after mistaking cerebral palsy for being drunk
‘Please make sure your drivers know the difference between the two,’ wrote the comedian

Comédien Rosie Jones has spoken out after an experience with an Uber driver who left her “in the road” after allegedly thinking she was drunk.

Jones – who has paralysie cérébrale – shared the message on Twitter, writing that she received a message from Uber notifying her that her driver claimed that she wasn’t wearing a face mask.

“Your driver said you were not wearing a face cover or mask,” read the message.

Jones shared the screenshot, accompanied by the caption: “Just received this message from @Uber. I was wearing a mask and the driver drove away.

“I had a hand on the door and I was left in the road. He thought I was drunk. I wasn’t. I have cerebral palsy. Please make sure your drivers know the difference between the two. This is ableism.”

Jones – who has written for panel shows including Would I Lie To You? Et La dernière étape, as well as appearing on 8 Hors de 10 Chats – has received messages of support from fans.

“Bloody hell, that’s appalling. Surely they have a duty of care," a écrit une personne.

“I’ve had an Uber driver who was deaf, I knew because I was notified on the app when he confirmed the trip," a écrit un autre. “I wish they would add the options for passengers to add any specific ailments.”

The official account for Uber has commented on Jones’s post, l'écriture: “We’d like to follow up with you right away. If you send us a DM with your phone number, a member of our team will get in touch.”

L'indépendant has contacted a representative of Uber for comment.