British Airways SACKS stewardess behind racist Snapchat rant – Mailonline

British Airways sacks stewardess behind racist rant against Nigerian passengers

Joanne Wickenden sparked outrage after recording the racist clip in her BA

uniform before flying from London Heathrow to Abuja on Friday night

The 23-year-old said today that she was set up by a BA colleague who recorded

her and shared the clip

In a statement today 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.’

Probe: British Airways has sacked air stewardess Joanne Wickenden for making racist comments about Nigerian passengers in a Snapchat video.

British Airways today sacked a stewardess 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 today 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 that the video – which was captioned ‘I can’t cope with this flight’ – was circulated among ‘horrified’ BA cabin crew who are ‘very concerned’.

Axed: Ms Wickenden, 23, sparked outrage after recording the racist clip in her BA uniform before flying from London Heathrow to Abuja on Friday night.

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

Joanne Wickenden posted a series of sultry selfies to the dating website Plenty of Fish and said she ‘misses male company'”

Selfies: Joanne Wickenden posted a series of sultry selfies to the dating website Plenty of Fish and said she ‘misses male company’

“After shocked crew reported the video to British Airways the airline has launched investigation”

After shocked crew reported the video to British Airways the airline has launched investigation

‘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 said: ‘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.’

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