FlySafair responds to beauty vlogger Mihlali's racism claims

FlySafair responds to beauty vlogger Mihlali's racism claims

After beauty vlogger and make-up artist, Mihlali, accused the low-cost airline, FlySafair, of racism, the two parties have reached common ground. The airline says there were misunderstandings on both sides.

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Popular make-up artist and beauty vlogger, Mihlali Ndamase, made headlines after she shared on social media an experience she had with flight company, FlySafair.

She claimed she and her friends received unfair and racist treatment and were called animals.

The incident sparked quite a response on social media, and Briefly.co.za reported that Mihlali received criticism for 'playing the race card'.

TimesLIVE reports that the airline and Mihlali have since come to a rather secretive truce.

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FlySafair released a joint statement with Mihlali, claiming that both parties were misunderstood.

However, what the misunderstandings were, is not clear. FlySafair did not wish to comment on that particular detail.

Here's part of the statement, as shared by TimesLIVE:

"It was identified that there were some unfortunate misunderstandings on both sides, but both parties are in agreement that discrimination is an issue that we as South Africans need to continue to eradicate in order to build our future,
"The parties discussed the complexities of discrimination - which can be explicit or implied, conscious or unconscious, deliberate or accidental - and agreed that there is a lot of work to be done in our country to bring attention to these nuances.
"Both also reached common ground on the fundamental importance of flawless aviation safety management and appropriate behaviour aboard an aircraft."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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