British Airways is down one flight attendant today after a video went viral of employee Joanne Wickenden making racist comments about Nigerian passengers. While dressed in company uniform, the British Airlines flight attendant took to Snapchat vent about her upcoming flight from London Heathrow to Nigeria. "I can't cope with this flight," she said. Wickenden went on to suggest that male passengers on the flight would need more leg room to accommodate their genitals saying, "All the Nigerians are gonna be there asking for f****** upgrades because they haven't got enough leg room because their BBCs are in their way."
Wickenden began her minute-long video saying: "All right, 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?" She went on to say, "The upside is I'm going to Nigeria and there's gonna be bare BBC," referencing male genitals.
According to Evening Standard, Wickenden has since been fired from British Airlines. A spokesperson for the airline released a statement saying, "We expect the utmost professionalism from our staff when they are representing British Airways."