British Airways Sacks Hostess Over Racial Comments On Nigerians
She learnt her lesson the hard way. She has also gotten enough time on her hands to drink on Friday nights rather than attend to beef craving Nigerians.
The British Airways (BA) has sacked one of its attendants who made racist comments about Nigerians on board a flight to Abuja.
Joanne Wickenden had in a 39-second video made demeaning comments targeted at Nigerian passengers as she was about to fly from London Heathrow.
The footage was recorded in her car and circulated among shocked cabin crew who reported it to BA.
The British Airways had promised to investigate the viral video in a statement issued on Monday, September 25.
‘We expect the utmost professionalism from our staff when they are representing British Airways. We are investigating this video,’ the airline had said.
In a statement on Tuesday, September 26, British Airways said Wickenden no longer works with the airline.
“She no longer works for British Airways. We expect the utmost professionalism from our staff when they are representing British Airways,” the statement read.
Wickenden, who wants to be an actress, told her friends that she is not a racist.
“I am not a racist,” she said, claiming that the video was just “a joke.”
“I have been framed by another British Airline employee. They were encouraging me, egging me on to say things.
“They were recording me and sent it around to our friends, she said I don’t want to fly anymore,” she was quoted to have told her friends.
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