BA fires two crew members for racist Instagram post

Two BA crew fired racist Instagram TikTok
By Linsey McNeill
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British Airways has fired two cabin crew members after a racist video they posted on Instagram 18 months ago was shared on TikTok last weekend.

The video shows Holly Walton filmed by colleague Lauren Bray making slant-eyed gestures and saying in a faux Chinese accent : “Give me wine.” It was captioned: “2 weeks in a row with this d***head”.

The pair filmed the video at the Trade Winds Hotel in Antigua during a layover following a flight from London Gatwick.

It was shared last Saturday on TikTok by @Jadenguyen_2 with the comment: “@BritishAirways explain yourselves??? Your cabin crew trying to racistly imitate Asian passengers and sharing it online, this is so upsetting.”

The TikTok post has been seen more than a million times, and shared by more than 5,300 other users of the social media site.

BA is understood to have immediately brought Holly back from Cancun, where she had flown for work, and the pair were fired earlier this week.

BA said in a statement: “All forms of racism are completely unacceptable, and we take allegations of this nature very seriously.

“These two individuals are no longer employed by us.”

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