The official Twitter account of British Airways was apparently hacked few days ago, an investigation has been launched if the account was hacked or misused.
According to the sources, a racist and offensive message was retweeted from the official the company’s twitter account, The airline’s @British_Airways account has 211,609 followers. On Saturday it re-tweeted a message that used the racist term:
F*** you, f***** cancel my flight, @bunchofcun**, “g***” “f**k off back to where you came from,”..
The airline then issued an apology to its followers, which said:
“We apologies for the offence caused. We are currently investigating how this happened.”
The apology was then retweeted by over 160 followers.
Another Twitter user called Asian Ronaldo re-tweeted Ladd’s original message, adding the offensive statement: “go back to your f****** country you g***”. This was the message re-tweeted by British Airways.
The key point is if the account was really hacked or it was an act of racism from someone within the British Airway’s social media team.