British Airways’ local officers have confirmed the sack of one of its stewardess, Ms. Joanne Wickenden for an explicit racist rant she shared on Snapchat late last week.
Before she was dismissed by the airline, Ms. Joanne Wickenden was a stewardess working in the London to Abuja route.
The racist comments she made targeted Nigerian passengers of the airline.
Confirming the sack to a local newspaper, Punch, Also reacting to rant, which was reported by British Airways’ Regional Commercial Manager, West Africa, Kola Olayinka said:
“I can confirm that BA has finalised investigations into alleged video posted by one of our cabin crew and I can confirm that the person in question no longer works for BA effective today (Tuesday).
“We expect the utmost professionalism from our staff when they are representing British Airways.
“We will not tolerate offensive comments about our customers anywhere in the world, and will always take the appropriate action.”
Joanne Wickenden implicated herself when she posted a racist video on Snapchat before her London to Lagos flight. She was said to have posted the video in her car which was later shared amongst her friends.
“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.”
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.”
British Airways is the largest carrier for the Lagos to London and Abuja to London route operating more four flights per day.