British Airways fires air attendant for racist remarks against Nigerians

British Airways has terminated the appointment of Joanne Wickenden, an air attendant who made racist remarks about Nigerians in a video.

Wickenden in a video that went viral was seen making demeaning comments about Nigerians.

In a statement on Tuesday, British Airways said Wickenden no longer works with the airline.

“She no longer works for British Airways. We expect the utmost professionalism from our staff when they are representing British Airways,” the statement read.

According to MailOnline, the air hostess told her friends that she is not racist.

“I am not a racist,” she said, claiming that the video was just “a joke.”

“I have been framed by another British Airline employee. They were encouraging me, egging me on to say things.

“They were recording me and sent it around to our friends, she said I don’t want to fly anymore.”

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