has sacked a stewardess who posted a racist online rant attacking Nigerian
passengers. The lady, who had been identified as Joanne Wickenden, got the sack
after a two-hour meeting with her bosses.
Mail Online, Joanne sparked outrage after recording the racist clip in her BA
uniform before flying from London Heathrow to Abuja on Friday.
statement on Tuesday, the airline said, “She no longer works for British
Airways. We expect the utmost professionalism from our staff when they are
representing British Airways.”
The 23-year-old, who wants to be an
actress, told friends, “I am not a racist,” and claimed the sickening video was
“just a joke.”
She said, “I have been set up 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.
passengers. In the expletive-filled footage, Joanne had said, “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
“And I’m just gonna be there like, ‘Sorry sir, we ran out of
“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.”
confirmed her sack.