You are fired! British airways sacks flight attendant over racist comments about Nigerians

You are fired! British airways sacks flight attendant over racist comments about Nigerians

- 23-year-old Joanne Wickenden has been sacked by British Airways

- Wickenden who was a stewardess with the airline was sacked for her racist rant against Nigerian passengers

- She, however, claimed she was set up by a BA colleague who recorded her and shared the video clip

- In a new twist, Wickenden claimed she was not sacked by the airline but she voluntarily resigned

The flight attendant behind the racist rants about Nigerian passengers on British Airways has dismissed reports that she was sacked by the airline.

Joanne Wickenden claimed she decided to resign from the airline before the company could sack her.

Speaking to Mailonline, she said: "I want to set the record straight. I wasn't sacked. I resigned. 'I'd had enough and I didn't want to fly anymore," she added.

Explaining her reasons for rants, she said: "I was set up by a BA colleague. I was in my car before starting work and I was talking to this so-called friend on Snapchat.

"They were sending me videos and asking me questions, encouraging me and egging me on to do impressions.

"Unknown to me they were recording this conversation on their phone and send the footage around to others. had reported that British Airways on Tuesday, September 26, announced the dismissal of a flight attendant who posted a Snapchat video in which she made racist remarks about Nigerian passengers.

23-year-old Joanne Wickenden was sacked after her rants about Nigeria surfaced online.

In the footage, she said: "All Nigerians are going to be asking for f****** upgrades'"Joanne Wickenden during the one-minute clip revealed how she was going to deal with passengers on the six-hour flight, Dailymail reports.

She said: "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 beef.

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"And I'm just gonna be there like, 'Sorry sir, we ran out of beef".

Mocking Nigerians, she said: "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."

However, the airline said “she no longer works for British Airways,” Dailymail reports.

"We expect the utmost professionalism from our staff when they are representing British Airways."

Joanne Wickenden however claimed she was framed by her co employee.

She was quoted to have 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."

Adding that: "I don't want to fly anymore."

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that a British Airways flight attendant could probably lose her job after a video of her making racist comments against Nigerians surfaced. reported that the flight attendant whose name was yet to be revealed, made the videos on Snapchat while dressed in her work uniform and sitting in her car.

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