OTTAWA — Juno-award winning singer Jann Arden has unleashed a furious Twitter tirade against Via Rail after she was kicked off a train for travelling with her pint-sized dog Midi.
The Canadian singer-songwriter was on her way to Ottawa from Toronto on Sunday to perform at the National Arts Centre, but was asked to disembark in Oshawa, Ont., because the company doesn’t allow pets to travel in passenger cars.
Arden, 49, immediately turned to Twitter, where she shared her displeasure with about 38,000 followers.
“Midi and I got booted off of via rail on route to Ottawa . . . scrambled and am in a town car now,” she tweeted at 11:03 a.m. She added soon after: “To clarify the kicked off train thing . . . you apparently can’t have little quiet dogs in bags who are sound asleep I might add. S—balls . . .”
The acerbic singer’s Twitter feed was active for much of the afternoon.
She told the company to “eat my bra” and asked what it would have done “with an 86 yr old woman with a little dog in a bag? Dump HER at the next station?”
And she claimed she was dropped off “in the middle of nowhere,” when in fact it was Oshawa, where she said she hired a car and driver to bring her the rest of way to Ottawa in time for the concert.
“The show will go on!” Arden tweeted.
Sunday night, at the NAC’s stage door, Arden said many Via Rail employees saw the dog without informing her of the policy before the “drink cart guy” made an issue of the three-year-old female “morky” — part Maltese, part Yorkshire terrier.
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LOL I never even new of Jann Arden until I saw her on Rick Mercer Report..
Geeez watching this, my balls shrink up like peas.. I don't like heights!!!