23-year-old Joanne Wickeden a British Airways stewardess is being investigated by the airline for making a racist Snapchat rant against Nigerian passengers demanding ‘f***ing upgrades’.She is an aspiring actress who went hunting for a male company on the Plenty of Fish dating website, MailOnline reveals.
The stewardess, a member of mixed fleet cabin crew, on the airline sparked outrage after she recorded the racist clip in her British Airways uniform before flying from London Heathrow airport to Abuja last Friday night.
Ms. Joanne, who is believed to have been suspended, has refused to comment about the rant video at the home she lives in with her mother and father in Fareham, Hampshire.
However, a close friend of the stewardess defended her saying the film was recorded by one of her colleagues, saying It was meant to be a joke between her friend and the colleague, she added that the cabin crew member was not a racist and does not believe anyone is better than anyone else, neither does she hate Nigerians.
The friend went on to say that the other colleague simply wanted her to impersonate what goes on on the flight, although it was an inappropriate comment to make.Joanne is upset because the whole world knows her face and believes she’s a racist.
A former school friend, however, said the stewardess was renowned for making inappropriate jokes at school.
A source said that the video which was titled ‘I can’t cope with this flight’ has been circulated among BA cabin crew who are horrified and very concerned.One staff of British Airways says the airline management should apologize to its Nigerian passengers.
An investigation by the airline has begun into the controversial footage.In a statement by the airline, it says they expect the highest professionalism from its staff and the video is being investigated.
In the video footage, Ms. Joan said all Nigerians are going to be asking for f****** upgrades after she claimed the men would be needing more leg room in an obvious joke about the size of their privates.She said their privates will be swinging from side to side.She also said she was flying to Nigeria where there would be naked ladies(she actually used the ‘B’ word).
****well, if this isn’t racism can someone please tell me what it is? You degrade a person simply because you feel better than them and you tell me its just a joke? BA should please take the necessary actions that will serve as a deterrent to others.
Noone deserves to be treated unfairly because of the color of their skin.
SAY NO TO RACIAL DISCRIMINATION!