British Airways crew sacked after 'obscene' racist video where they made slant-eyed gestures and mocked Asian passengers

Two members of British Airways cabin crew have been sacked after making gestures that seemingly mocked Asian passengers.

Lauren Bray and Holly Walton were sacked from the airline after Walton was filmed seemingly making slant-eyed gestures and using a Chinese accent to say: “Give me wine.”

Bray recorded the footage uploaded it to TikTok, which led to an outcry from other BA staff after the video went viral.

The pair have now been sacked by the airliner with a crew member calling their actions “hugely damaging.”

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The airline said racism is “completely unacceptable”


The video was shot between flights while the pair enjoyed drinks on a night out at the luxury Trade Winds hotel in Antigua.

The pair had earlier served passengers on flight BA2157 from London Gatwick Airport.

Colleagues said they were mimicking a Chinese family who spoke little English and struggled to be understood when ordering drinks on the busy holiday flight.

Now, some of their former colleagues have spoken out against the pair’s actions.


Gatwick entrance

The pair were on a flight from Gatwick to Antigua when they made the gesture


One Asia-born BA worker told The Sun: “I’m reeling from seeing this video. It makes me question the airline and my colleagues. Action has to be taken. We won’t stand for it.”

Another added: “These two women were deliberately laughing at a family who struggled to make themselves understood on a busy flight. This sends out the worst message possible.

“BA cannot employ anyone with a scintilla of racism. The stupidity of this duo really beggars belief.”

Airline bosses were forced to act as soon as they were alerted to the recording, which had gone viral on social media.

On Monday, Bray was seen leaving a meeting at the airline’s headquarters in floods of tears.

A BA crew member told The Sun: “This recording is obscene. For anyone to have such racist thoughts, to then film them and share it with the world, is shocking and dumb in equal measure.

“This is hugely damaging for the airline and they deserved the axe.”

An airline spokesperson said: “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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