A British Airways hostess has been fired by her employees following racist slurs and chants, according to reports she made the comments on her snap chat.
The steward who goes by the name Joanne Wickenden, lives with her parents in Fareham, Hampshire; was flying with BA from London UK, to Abuja Nigeria on Friday night 22/09/2017. The 23 year old made those racist comments in her uniform, while her colleague took the video; but her close friend defended the flight attendant and told MailOnline the film was recorded by a BA colleague, saying: ‘She’s not racist, it was a joke between two friends. It wasn’t meant to be racist. She is not saying she dislikes Nigerians and she’s not saying that anyone is better than anyone else.’
The other colleague just wanted her to impersonate what goes on on the flight. Albeit it was an inappropriate comment to make. She’s very upset because now the whole world knows her face and thinks she’s a racist.
‘It’s like someone had a vendetta [by releasing the video] instead of filing the complaint in a normal way.
‘Everything is still up in the air at the moment because of the investigation’.
A former school mate of her added : ‘I was disgusted, it’s so embarrassing. She was renowned for making inappropriate jokes at school.’
The 5ft 11in air hostess says she has been single for two years as she boasted about her job on Plenty of Fish.
‘I’m a flight attendant living in Crawley. I’ve been single for 2 years now and miss a bit of male company,’ she wrote.
‘I’m outgoing, like to have a laugh and enjoy socialising. I’m the sort of person where the little things mean the most. Trust is a must! If you would like to find out more then pop me a message 🙂 xx’
So members of BA have asked the company to apologize to their Nigerian customers.
In the expletive-filled footage, Ms Wickenden said: ‘All Nigerians are going to be asking for f****** upgrades’ – after claiming the men would need more leg room in an apparent joke about the size of their privates.
During the one-minute clip she also revealed how she was going to deal with passengers on the six-hour flight.
She said: ‘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.’
An airline source told MailOnline: ‘My friend was horrified. BA has a culture of dealing with things like this internally, she passed it to me because she was concerned that nothing was done.’
Courtesy Daily mail