I appreciate when “official” social media accounts use humor as a means of trying to diffuse difficult situations.
Apparently French pornstar Nikita Bellucci doesn’t, however. Via The Local, earlier in the week she was traveling from Budapest to Paris Orly on Transavia (an Air France subsidiary), when she was delayed. So she wrote to @TransaviaFR, the airline’s Twitter account.
@NikitaBellucciX => vol est prévu pour 14h30. C'est juste qu'avec vous on préfète quand ça dure. 😉 Bonne journée, je reste disponible. 🙂
— Transavia France (@transaviaFR) October 12, 2015
Here’s the translation:
“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.
Unfortunately she wasn’t amused by the joke, and Transavia later apologized:
“Bunch of bastards. I will never fly with your rubbish company again”, she responded although her tweet was later deleted.
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.
I’d say she needs to get laid, but I doubt that’s the problem here. 😉
In all honesty, I thought it was hilarious. It would be one thing if her Twitter account weren’t her “official” pornstar account, in which case I can understand how she might not appreciate them calling her out on it. However, when her Twitter description says “#FrenchPornStar,” she’s clearly not embarrassed of it (to be clear, I don’t think she has any reason to be embarrassed of her career choice either), and maybe should have a sense of humor about what was a very funny comment on the part of the airline’s Twitter team.
What do you think — was Transavia’s response completely out of line and not funny, funny but out of line, or brilliantly played/personalized?
(Tip of the hat to View from the Wing)