British Airways Retweets Offensive Tweet

17 Nov
  1. UPDATE 5:16 p.m. EST: @GordonQiu9‘s Twitter account no longer exists.

    An offensive retweet was sent to @British_Airways’ 210,000-plus followers Saturday afternoon.
  2. ActonPies
    Here is aforementioned huge F up from @British_Airways http://pic.twitter.com/2ghsxPwQ

    Sat, Nov 17 2012 13:13:36
  3. It was later deleted, but the original tweets the led to the RT remained on @GordonQui9 and @JaeLadd’s accounts.
  4. JaeLadd
    @British_Airways Fuck you. Fuckin cancelling my flight! #bunchofcunts

    Sat, Nov 17 2012 11:41:54
  5. GordonQiu9
    “@JaeLadd: @British_Airways Fuck you. Fuckin cancelling my flight! #bunchofcunts”go back to your fucking country you gook

    Sat, Nov 17 2012 11:43:39
  6. @British_Airways apologized for the retweet after it was deleted.
  7. British_Airways
    Apologies for the last RT. We are sorry for any offence caused and are investigating how this may have happened.

    Sat, Nov 17 2012 12:47:04
  8. @SkyNews covered the incident.
  9. @GordonQiu9, or “Asian Ronaldo,” received backlash from other users.
  10. bodiva
    @GordonQiu9 @jaeladd @british_airways why in the world are you retweeting racist misogyny?

    Sat, Nov 17 2012 12:15:04
  11. MartinChalles
    @GordonQiu9 @jaeladd @british_airways Some people just shouldn’t be allowed…!

    Sat, Nov 17 2012 12:15:40
  12. MuayScotland
    @GordonQiu9 @JaeLadd @British_Airways too funny aaarghhaha…..

    Sat, Nov 17 2012 12:18:44
  13. 2tsieRole
    @GordonQiu9 @JaeLadd @British_Airways BA, the guy is clearly a low-life, but why would you retweet this filth? I’m shocked.

    Sat, Nov 17 2012 12:20:09
  14. mbSheffield
    @GordonQiu9 @JaeLadd @British_Airways haha amazing British airways. Social media fail

    Sat, Nov 17 2012 12:21:49
  15. homzmusic
    Woi”@GordonQiu9: “@JaeLadd: @British_Airways Fuck you. Fuckin cancelling my flight! #bunchofcunts”go back to your fucking country you gook”

    Sat, Nov 17 2012 12:22:35
  16. PaulAllen007
    @GordonQiu9 @jaeladd @british_airways gone mental have we ?

    Sat, Nov 17 2012 12:27:05
  17. Promo_Jake
    @GordonQiu9 @JaeLadd @British_Airways OOPS!

    Sat, Nov 17 2012 12:28:01
  18. daithirs
    @GordonQiu9 @JaeLadd @British_Airways Unprofessional

    Sat, Nov 17 2012 12:30:23
  19. DJPotterWriter
    @GordonQiu9 @JaeLadd @British_Airways If you try to use Twitter while drunk, you’re gonna have a bad time.

    Sat, Nov 17 2012 12:32:06
  20. @GordonQiu9 claimed it was a joke and made light of the situation.
  21. GordonQiu9
    @DJPotterWriter @JaeLadd @British_Airways its a joke lool hes my friend

    Sat, Nov 17 2012 13:05:57
  22. DJPotterWriter
    @GordonQiu9 @JaeLadd @British_Airways I’m not actually offended, haha. But, I think, BA is going to be in some trouble now.

    Sat, Nov 17 2012 13:08:04
  23. GordonQiu9
    @DJPotterWriter @JaeLadd @British_Airways trusst me!! if this goes on the news hahahah

    Sat, Nov 17 2012 13:14:08
  24. GordonQiu9
    british airways just retweeted me telling a korean to “fuck off and go back to your country” #IsThisLife ?

    Sat, Nov 17 2012 13:06:57
  25. GordonQiu9
    #IsThisLife ? @British_Airways retweeted this http://pic.twitter.com/kxDs8RzQ

    Sat, Nov 17 2012 13:12:45
  26. GordonQiu9
    thank you @British_Airways i gained 4 followers

    Sat, Nov 17 2012 13:17:28
  27. GordonQiu9
    MEDIA IT WAS A JOKE OK

    Sat, Nov 17 2012 13:52:46
  28. Here is @GordonQui9’s Twitter bio: “Real Recognise Real     SomethingWeAsiansGot ║▌│█│║▌║│█║▌║▌║║▌ ©™ Official Twitter Profile London”Related (via Mashable): The night of the first 2012 presidential debate, KitchenAid offended many people with a tweet about President Barack Obama’s grandmother dying.

3 Responses to “British Airways Retweets Offensive Tweet”

  1. AllHailMetal February 4, 2014 at 6:57 am #

    British Airways didn’t make that comment. It was that guy Asian Ronaldo that said that. I also don’t see how that comment was racist. Telling someone to go back to their f—ing country is not racist at all.

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