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British Airways sacks female attendant for racist rant against Nigerian passengers by nairaway(m) : 2:27 pm On Sep 27, 2017
British Airways has sacked a stewardess who posted a racist online rant attacking Nigerian passengers. The lady, who had been identified as Joanne Wickenden, got the sack after a two-hour meeting with her bosses.
According to Mail Online, Joanne sparked outrage after recording the racist clip in her BA uniform before flying from London Heathrow to Abuja on Friday.
In a statement on Tuesday, the airline said, “She no longer works for British Airways. We expect the utmost professionalism from our staff when they are representing British Airways.”
The 23-year-old, who wants to be an actress, told friends, “I am not a racist,” and claimed the sickening video was “just a joke.”
She said, “I have been set up by another BA employee. They were encouraging me, egging me on to say things. They were recording me and sent it around to our friends.
“I don’t want to fly anymore."
A shocked staff member said BA should apologise to its Nigerian passengers. In the expletive-filled footage, Joanne had said, “All Nigerians are going to be asking for f****** upgrades.”
“Alright, so all of yous are there getting ready for your Friday night, getting in the pre-drinks, you know, as you do.
“And I’m here, getting ready to go to work, put on a yellow life jacket, point out the exits, hand out chicken or beef; what sort of Friday night is this for me?
“The upside is I’m going to Nigeria and there’s gonna be bare B**, I’m joking, I’m joking.
“All the Nigerians are gonna be there like ‘gimme Coca-Cola, gimme me beef, why you have no beef left? I want beef.
“And I’m just gonna be there like, ‘Sorry sir, we ran out of beef'.
“All the Nigerians are gonna be there asking for f****** upgrades because they haven’t got enough leg room because their B**s are in their way. Big d**** like this swinging from side to side.”
British Airways Regional Commercial Manager, West Africa, Kola Olayinka, confirmed her sack.
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