Cruise

WATCH: TikTok-famous cruise captain’s brilliant response to sexist troll goes viral

Huntley Mitchell

Huntley Mitchell

As most who have found social media fame would attest, there are some vile people out there who dedicate their time to trolling those with a big profile on the likes of Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and TikTok.

Take Kate McCue, who captains Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Edge, for example.

Boasting more than 300,000 followers on TikTok and over 170,000 followers on Instagram, McCue recently received a comment from a fellow TikTokker, asking: “How can you be a captain? Your only a woman.”

Rather than stoop to the TikTok troll’s level, McCue responded in the best way possible – not only recognising their remark for what it was (sexist), but also pointing out their misspelling of the word ‘you’re’.

“Normally when I’m scrolling through comments and I see something like this, I just totally ignore it and move on with my life,” she said in a video, which has had more than 5.7 million views on Twitter, more than 1.1 million views on TikTok and over 230,000 views on Instagram.

“But I think it’s about high time that I address this, because it’s 2020, and in this day and age, I’m shocked that someone still doesn’t know the difference between ‘you’re’ and ‘your’.

“So, just a quick reference: ‘You’re’ – as in ‘you are’ – like ‘you are sexist’. ‘Your’ is something possessive – it belongs to you, like ‘your ignorance’.

“But don’t worry – I’m here for you. If you need any more clarification, you can find me here…  in my captain’s chair.”

Check out the cruise captain’s brilliant response in full below:

@captainkatemccue

Reply to @seamus272 #yourewelcome #fyp #foryou #captain

♬ original sound – captainkatemccue



SEE WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Leave a Reply

Cruise

Cunard reports biggest booking day in a decade

The rumours are that many Cunard employees went home that day with a big sack with a dollar sign on it after a massive day on the job.

Share

CommentComments

News

Travel just got easier: No more pre-departure tests for New Caledonia, Tahiti, Indonesia

What would make travel really easy for us is if a nice company out there would like to send a Travel Weekly reporter on a nice trip overseas (wink, wink, nudge, nudge @anyone please).

Share

CommentComments

Cruise

Dream Cruises ship resurrected for new cruise brand

Don’t just sit around dreaming of cruises, hop on this revived Dream Cruises ship for your first getaway in two years.

Share

CommentComments

Events

Collette wraps up its first travel forum in two years

The tour operator hosted top sellers, partners, key travel players and media friends (that’s us!) for poolside shenanigans in sunny Cairns.

Share

CommentComments

Wholesalers

“Travel is the great educator”: Collette CEO Dan Sullivan on why we need travel now more than ever

We spent the past few days sipping mojitos by the pool in Cairns… Oh, and attending Collette’s travel forum! Here’s proof we were listening.

Share

CommentComments

Travel Agents

“It’s our shout”: Flight Centre is giving away free holidays!

The travel giant is giving away 40 holidays to celebrate its 40th Birthday! Nobody tell them that it’s usually the other way around…

Share

CommentComments

Hotels

QT Newcastle signature restaurant and bar revealed!

It might seem like we’re calling Newcastle a ‘cutie’ but rest assured, our cutest NSW city award still goes to Griffith.

Share

CommentComments

Events

Australian Tourism Exchange 2022 concluded and next year’s location revealed!

The rumours are that next year’s event will have twice as many arancini balls and half the day will be dedicated to playing Mario Kart. Bear in mind our source for this was a 6 year old boy…

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

Japan gets closer to reopening its border with experimental group tours

Don’t worry, the fact that the tours are operating is what makes them experimental. You won’t have to remember your high school science skills for a trip to Japan (at least we don’t think so).

Share

CommentComments

Travel Agents

Do you want to explore South Australia? Complete a few training modules for your chance at a famil!

The team at South Australian Tourism Commission has your next holiday sorted with a famil offering for travel agents and product managers.

Share

CommentComments

Tourism

ATEC tickled pink with Labor Party tourism funding promise

As professional journalists, we at Travel Weekly remain completely unbiased when it comes to political matters. However, we’re just going to leave this here…

Share

CommentComments

Tourism

“The time is right”: industry legend, Barry Mayo, retires after 60+ years in travel

We think we speak for everyone when we say we can’t imagine an Australian travel industry without this industry stalwart!

Share

CommentComments