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Artist will.i.am accuses Qantas flight attendant of racism

By Nana Prempeh

 

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The Black Eyed Peas’ will.i.am accuses a Qantas flight attendant of being racist

 

Musician will.i.am says a Qantas flight attendant was "racist" towards him during a flight from Brisbane to Sydney.

 

The Black Eyed Peas band's frontman tweeted that he was singled out when he missed a plane announcement to put his laptop away.

 

Qantas issued a statement denying the allegation.

 

"There was a misunderstanding on board, which seems to have been exacerbated by will.i.am wearing noise cancelling headphones and not being able to hear instructions from crew," a spokesman said.

 

Full Story: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-50453628

 

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the headphones issue is purely about on board safety, though some folks do instruct with an authoritative  attitude which can incite anger -  effective people communicate in non combative way.. 

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At least now a days they don't just chuck you out the door. (insert winky smiley emoji cos I'm being sarcastic) 

 

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1 hour ago, Salerno said:

Would it have been racism if it was Ed Sheeran who got pulled up for not switching his laptop off or just Ginger bigotry?

Good point. I never did much research on it if true or not, but someone stated that only Caucasians can be blamed for racism. 

I find the statement quite questionable, living in Thailand, I was pretty sure Thais are the most racist people I encountered. Not necessarily against Farangs, but the way they look down at the neighboring countries.

That's why I travel mostly alone there.

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1 hour ago, Salerno said:

Would it have been racism if it was Ed Sheeran who got pulled up for not switching his laptop off or just Ginger bigotry?

Good point. I never did much research on it if true or not, but someone stated that only Caucasians can be blamed for racism. 

I find the statement quite questionable, living in Thailand, I was pretty sure Thais are the most racist people I encountered. Not necessarily against Farangs, but the way they look down at the neighboring countries.

That's why I travel mostly alone to neighboring countries.

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5 minutes ago, Slip said:

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"Hey man. You can't just run around saying n***** on here. Wind it in."

 

Source?

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I wish I had noise cancelling headphone that good!

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A non-racist would of left him alone so that he could bring down the whole airplane with his laptop. I have to think Will.i.am is a selfish person.

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once as a police office i stopped a car speeding with blacked out windows and the driver said to me '' you only stopped me because i'm black'' my response was '' i stopped you because you were the only one driving at 110mph''

some people see racism in everything 

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"Will.i.am is currently on tour in Australia."

 

 

Nice bit of promo work for his tour. 

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