Dutch Airline KLM Investigates Racist Comments Against Moroccans
The airline apologized and said that an investigation is being conducted to determine the circumstances of the incident, and take legal actions against people involved.
Dutch carrier airline KLM has opened an investigation after a viral video surfaced online showing individuals insulting Moroccans at a Netherlands airport.
The video shows people cheering and celebrating as a flight belonging to Moroccan flag carrier Royal Air Maroc takes off.
“Yes, yes, there goes another plane full of Moroccans going back to Morocco. Give them all a single ticket, f*** off," one of the individuals said.
Only one person appeared in the video, wearing a KLM uniform.
After the video went viral online, KLM issued a press release to apologize, promising to take legal measures against the perpetrators.
“We are horrified to learn of this video and KLM rejects these images and statements,” the airline said in a press release.
The company vowed that if the individuals are KLM staff members, it will take appropriate measures effective immediately.
KLM added that as a global airline, it ensures that all passengers do not face any sort of discrimination on the basis of their age, gender, nationality, race, religion, or lifestyle.
“The video was immediately forwarded internally to the relevant department, where it is currently being investigated with high priority.”
Dutch media said that it is still not determined when the footage was recorded.
The incident takes place amid the Geert Wilders’ case updates.
On Tuesday, July 6, the Dutch Supreme Court upheld Wilder’s conviction for his anti-Moroccan sentiment.
A court convicted Wilders, the Dutch Party for Freedom (PVV) leader in 2016 for insulting Moroccans.
Source: Morocco World News.