26 September 2017

Nigeria: British Airways Sacks Air Hostess Who Made 'Racist' Nigerian Remarks

According Daily Mail, the lady identified as Joanne Wickenden, 23-years-old, was sacked by the airline Tuesday.

The video had sparked outrage after the lady recorded the clip in her British Airways uniform before flying from London Heathrow to Abuja on Friday night.

After a two-hour meeting on Tuesday, Ms. Wickenden allegedly claimed that the video which she uploaded via her Snapchat was 'just a joke'.

She also claimed that she was set up by a British Airways colleague who recorded her and shared the clip, especially on social media.

But the British Airways in a statement on Tuesday said the lady no longer works with the airline, adding that their staff are expected to be of utmost professionalism.

"She no longer works for British Airways. We expect the utmost professionalism from our staff when they are representing British Airways," the statement said.

According to Daily Mail, the video, which was captioned 'I can't cope with this flight', was circulated among British Airways cabin crew.

The crew, reports said, were 'horrified' and 'very concerned'.

Meanwhile, Ms. Wickenden reportedly told her friends that she was not a racist, adding that the video was just "a joke."

More on This

British Airways Launches Investigation On 'Air Stewardess' Racist Rants On Nigerians

British Airways has launched an investigation after a video emerged of an air stewardess making racist comments about… Read more »

Copyright © 2017 Premium Times. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 800 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.