Racism: it’s just a problem here in America! In fact, racism and especially white supremacy were more or less invented over in Europe.
No, we’re not talking about football protests — we’re talking about a flight attendant’s supremely offensive rant about her Nigerian passengers.
As you’ll see in the outrageous video below, she singles out Nigerian men for their behavior, the way that they speak, … and their large, cumbersome penises.
Sometimes people living in certain areas of Europe try to look down on racial tensions within the United States and point out how there seems to be less of that wherever they live.
Like, in Denmark or wherever.
One, in most of those cases, it’s because those countries are so overwhelmingly white that there very naturally won’t be that many conflicts. Having a racially homogenous nation should not be a source of pride.
Two, Britain really has no high ground on which to stand in that department.
A flight attendant from British Airways (which sounds like an airline devoted to, like, a trachea, but that’s neither here no there) is under fire and reportedly under investigation after a series of videos that she posted to social media.
She starts by complaining about her job, which is fine. If retail workers and flight attendants and anyone else in the service industry didn’t complain about their jobs online, they’d kill us all.
That’s why we have the internet. For them to vent.
The problem is that the nature of her complaints are hella racist. If she’d stuck to talking about food and having to work on Friday night, she’d be in the clear.
This was posted to social media, so she’s addressing people who probably work 9-to-5 jobs or something similar.
“All right, so all of yous are there getting ready for your Friday night, getting in the pre-drinks, you know, as you do.”
That’s a pretty ideal Friday night for most people, sure.
“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.”
She’s talking about walking passengers through the motions by miming basic instructions, like they do before every flight. She even makes the gestures in the video.
And of course she brings up the very, very limited food options.
(I’m no vegetarian, but surely there’s something that’s neither chicken nor beef for those folks. Right?)
“What sort of Friday night is this for me?”
Well, not a fun one. But, like, she’s getting paid for it. It’s her job. I used to work on Friday nights, every single Friday. Sometimes, that’s life.
But, unfortunately, her complaints extend beyond her job to her passengers.
To a very specific group of passengers.
“All the Nigerians are all going to be there like ‘Gimme Coca-Cola, give me beef. Why you have no beef left? I want beef.’”
She says all of that while mocking a Nigerian accent.
That’s a huge no-no on its own, folks.
Racist caricatures are not okay.
A lot of people don’t realize that, especially people who are good at impersonations and usually enjoy imitating someone’s voice.
Don’t do that to an entire race or ethnic group, folks.
Then it gets worse:
“All the Nigerians are gonna be there asking for f–king upgrades because they haven’t got enough leg room because their BBCs are in their way. Big dicks like this swinging from side to side.”
She is not referring to the BBC, like British news media.
She’s talking about “big, black cocks.”
In case you’re wondering, yes, that’s absolutely racist, even if it seems like a compliment. Stereotypes like that are dehumanizing, even the ones that are supposedly positive.
She was trying to do a “funny” monologue to blow off steam. We get it.
It’s just not funny. As you can see.