Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Ex-British Airways stewardess who launched 'racist' Snapchat rant against Nigerian passengers claims 'it was just a joke'

Joanne Wickenden no longer works for the company but a British Airways spokeswoman wouldn't be drawn on whether she was sacked or resigned. The now ex- British Airways stewardess who posted a ' racist ' Snapchat rant against Nigerian passengers reportedly claims 'it was just a joke'.
Joanne Wickenden recorded the offensive clip while wearing her uniform before
flying from London Heathrow to Abuja, the capital of Nigeria, on Friday evening.
In the one minute clip she said: "All Nigerians are going to be asking for f****** upgrades" along with a slew of derogatory comments about passengers she deals with on a daily basis.

She is understood to have been called into an emergency meeting with bosses today to explain the footage - and tonight she is no longer in employment by the airline.
A BA spokeswoman wouldn't be drawn on whether she was sacked or resigned.
In a statement issued to the Mirror tonight, BA would only say: "We expect the utmost professionalism from our staff when they are representing British Airways." The MailOnline reports that the 23-year-old wannabe actress has insisted to friends 'I am not a racist' - and claims the video clip was 'just a joke'.
She reportedly told MailOnline: "I have been framed 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."
She added: "I don't want to fly anymore."
A friend said that another colleague wanted her to 'do an impression' of the kind of things which happen during the flight.
The video clip - which was captioned 'I can't cope with this flight' - was circulated among BA cabin crew. MirrorOnline reported yesterday how Wickenden was an aspiring actress looking for 'male company' on dating websites.
Wickenden has a profile on the dating website Plenty of Fish, according to the MailOnline, and describes herself as a 'princess' who likes a laugh.
The 23-year-old also details her job as a flight attendant on the site.
The offending clip was apparently filmed in Wickenden's car as she drove to work ahead of a flight from London Heathrow to Abuja on Friday night.

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