British Airways fires stewardess over racist Snapchat rant against Nigerian passengers


British Airways has sacked a stewardess named Joanne Wickenden, who posted a racist Snapchat rant attacking Nigerian passengers, after she was called in for a two-hour meeting with bosses.

Joanne Wickenden sparked outrage after recording the racist clip in her BA uniform before flying from London Heathrow to Abuja on Friday night.
In a statement on Tuesday, the airline said “she no longer works for British Airways,” adding: “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 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 the other colleague wanted her to impersonate what goes on on the flight.

A source said the video — which was captioned “I can’t cope with this flight” — was circulated among ‘horrified’ BA cabin crew who are ‘very concerned.’
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