Sarah Meyer, the Chief Customer Experience Officer at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), has apologized for posting pictures of a commuter's groin on social media and complaining about "manspreading." Meyer, who previously worked as the Chief Customer Officer at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, joined the WMATA in April. Despite the WMATA facing numerous problems, including a rise in crime, Meyer made tackling "manspreading" a priority. She posted a now-deleted photo on Twitter of a man wearing a tie, a blue shirt, and khaki pants, seated on the Metro with a backpack between his legs, captioned, "D.C., do we really need to do a manspreading campaign on our trains?! I thought we were above this." Meyer was soon criticized for her post, with one Twitter user noting that she was ridiculing riders instead of encouraging them to use the Metro more often. Following the backlash, Meyer apologized for the tweet, stating it was meant in jest. However, she did not delete the tweet, which Twitter took down on Tuesday for violating the platform's terms of service. [tweet_embed]June 08, 2023[/tweet_embed] The WMATA is facing numerous problems, including a rise in crime. According to Metro Transit Police, there have been 104 aggravated assaults, 81 attempted motor vehicle thefts, 148 motor vehicle thefts, three burglaries, 171 acts of robbery, four rapes, 568 simple assaults, 40 molestations, 1,290 fare evasions, and 177 robberies so far this year, well over double the same number of crimes committed by this time last year. Four murders have been engaged in the system as of last week. Ronald Moten, who has long worked for violence prevention in D.C., recently told the Washington Post that crimes committed on Metro buses and trains are "normal. It's part of the behavior." Despite the severity of the WMATA issues, Meyer's focus on "manspreading" has drawn criticism. Conservative commentator, Matt Walsh asked Meyer, "Why are you taking pictures of a stranger's crotch and posting it to social media?" Free marketeer and American Commitment President Phil Kerpen deemed Meyer "a creeper." [tweet_embed]June 08, 2023[/tweet_embed] Meyer's post was criticized for ridiculing riders instead of encouraging them to use the Metro more often. In response to the backlash, Meyer apologized for the tweet, stating it was meant in jest. However, she did not delete the tweet, which Twitter took down on Tuesday for violating the platform's terms of service. Metro CEO Randy Clarke indicated that Meyer would "focus on improving the delivery of timely and accurate information to customers at every touchpoint, through signage, search results, apps, and digital wallets" as well as "work to help make the system simpler to plan and pay for trips, to find buses or trains, and by reassuring customers that they are being taken care of by an outstanding, customer-centric workforce."