The Veronicas have deleted their band’s Twitter account after publicly weighing in on the Qantas vs will.i.am debacle.
Over the weekend, Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am accused a Qantas flight attendant of racism after an incident on a flight from Brisbane and Sydney.
In a now-deleted tweet, The Veronicas claim that the same flight attendant was involved in the infamous scrap that led to them being booted from a flight in September.
“We support Will.iam,” they tweeted.
“Sadly this female flight attendant was 1 of 2 attendants involved in our incident with Qantas.
“We feel sickened she was given no reprisal and has instead continued to abuse her position, discriminate, and misuse the full force and intimidation of the Australian Federal Police to her agenda.
“In this case to menace will.i.am and other POC (persons of colour) on this flight.”
Here’s a screenshot of the deleted tweet:
Qantas has issued a statement about the event, strenuously denying that it had anything to do with racial profiling.
A spokesperson told P.TV:
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.
We completely reject the suggestion this had anything to do with race.
We’ll be following up with will.i.am and wish him well for the rest of the tour.
In a recent interview with the Herald Sun, the sisters revealed that Qantas has “ignored or decline[d]” six offers to meet with them to clear up the issue and present their own evidence.
The girls are keen to meet with airline representatives to “gain clarification on the matter, show them our video footage and passenger testimonials,” but for whatever reason, their requests have been ignored.
They also said that they are receiving legal advice on how best to handle the matter.