Go Air fired pilot for offensive tweet on PM Narendra Modi

January 11, 2021: Low-cost airline Go Air reportedly fired a senior pilot, who made offensive remarks about the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Twitter on Thursday.

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January 11, 2021: Low-cost airline Go Air reportedly fired a senior pilot, who made offensive remarks about the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Twitter, on Thursday.

“Go Air has terminated the services of the Captain with immediate effect,” the airline’s spokesperson said on Saturday in response to queries about the tweets made by pilot Miki Malik.

Captain Malik had originally tweeted, “PM is an idiot. You can call me same in return. It’s ok. I don’t matter. Bcoz I am not PM. But PM is an idiot. Period” on Thursday”.

He later tweeted an apology. “I apologise for my tweets about PM, other offensive tweets which may have hurt sentiments of anyone associated. I convey that GoAir is not associated with any of my tweets directly or indirectly as they were personal views,” he posted.

He has since deleted the offensive tweets and locked his account on Twitter.

Now, netizens took to the microblogging site to target the aviation company with memes and jokes. Such was the intensity of Twitterati’s outrage against GoAir that the word ‘idiot’ became a top trending topic on Twitter in no time.

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