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French porn star furious over airline's tweet

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French porn star furious over airline's tweet
Photo: Twitter/Nikita Bellucci
10:34 CEST+02:00
A French porn actress had a very public spat with an airline this week all after the company's tweet to explain a delayed flight included a joke about her choice of career.

Social media managers beware. When tweeting angry customers it's probably better not to try to be funny.

The manager of a French airline's Twitter account was forced to make a grovelling apology to French porn actress Nikita Bellucci this week after she reacted angrily to a previous tweet that included a joke about her choice of career.

The porn star was already angry that her Transavia flight from Budapest had been delayed and tweeted the company – which is a subsidiary of Air France – to find out more information.

“Can we have some information about Flight TO3743. It's been delayed four times this morning. There's no information in Budapest,” she wrote to @TransaviaFR.

Whoever was in charge of the Twitter account obviously knew who Ms Bellucci was, or did a little research on her Twitter account, and couldn't resist making a joke.

“Flight is scheduled for 14.30. It's just that with you, we prefer when it lasts longer. Have a good day. I remain available,” read the tweet, with a winking face.

 

Although the joke may have been innocent enough, if a little unprofessional, it was met with fury by the actress.

“Bunch of bastards. I will never fly with your rubbish company again”, she responded although her tweet was later deleted.

Her followers on Twitter supported her: “The worst airline in the world is late and then they even take the p*ss out of you,” said one, while another suggested Transavia would soon be looking for a new social media manager.

(Photo: Nikita Bellucci/Twitter)

Minutes later Transavia tried to calm the Twittersphere by making a heartfelt apology.

“I am sorry you were offended by this joke. I was just trying to lighten the mood. Again, I'm sorry. The plane will leave shortly,” read the tweet.

Others on Twitter told the actress to lighten up.

“This is what fame is. There's no need to take it the wrong way,” said one.

Even the communications manager at Air France seemed bemused by the whole spat.

He tweeted out an article on the spat with the words: “This will take you mind off things. A tweet from Transavia infuriates French porn actress."

On Wednesday the actress took to Twitter to denounce those who had insulted her and lament the view towards porn stars in France.

“In France, unfortunately I have noticed that if you are a porn star, you don't have the right to want to cultivate your mind and you must not share your opinions on the news. Open your thighs, look beautiful and shut up… is all that's allowed.

“That's all we expect of you, nothing more.”

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