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British Airways has terminated the employment of two cabin crew members after they were found to have engaged in racist behavior, mocking Asian passengers in a video circulated online.

Holly Walton was dismissed for making an offensive gesture towards an Asian family requesting wine, captured in the video shared with her colleague, Lauren Bray, before being widely circulated on social media.

The airline swiftly took action, relieving both individuals of their positions, prompting shock among their colleagues, who denounced their actions as bigoted and damaging to the airline's reputation.

Expressing dismay, one staff member remarked to 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."

The video was reportedly filmed during the crew's downtime at a luxury hotel in Antigua following a flight from Gatwick. Allegedly, they were mocking an Asian family onboard who spoke limited English. While Ms. Bray has since deleted her Instagram account, the repercussions of their actions continue to reverberate.

An Asian staff member at British Airways expressed profound disappointment, stating, "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."

In response to the incident, a spokesperson for British Airways emphasized the airline's zero-tolerance policy towards racism, affirming, "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." Photo by Eluveitie, Wikimedia commons.