Airlines might delay your flight, hit you with extra fees, or even lose your bags—but they are almost always, unfailingly, polite.
Unless, of course, you’re Kanye West. Then you can eat a dick.
The tweet, which was soon deleted, came from the official account of Virgin Australia (but not, the airline insisted, from one of their employees).
A recent tweet on our account was not published by a Virgin Australia employee and we are investigating the matter.— Virgin Australia (@VirginAustralia) February 16, 2016
2/2 We apologise for any offence caused.— Virgin Australia (@VirginAustralia) February 16, 2016
Based on public reaction, they may as well have left the tweet up.
@VirginAustralia no offence taken. It what we are all thinking.— Greg C. (@greggsy76) February 16, 2016
@VirginAustralia No apologies necessary… I wholeheartedly agree with the sentiment…— Stefan Paetow (@stefanpaetow) February 16, 2016
Sounds like Virgin won’t face serious consequences for the incident. It’s just a good thing they didn’t say that to Taylor Swift.
Still, the mystery remains. Who sent the totally non-controversial tweet? An employee who thought they were using their personal account? A teenager who got ahold of his mom’s phone? A bored member of Anonymous?
Whoever it was can step out of the closet now. It turns out you aren’t in trouble at all.