Vistara Airline issued a clarification after facing heavy flak for all sides for first tweeting and then later deleting a post welcoming the controversial Major General (retired) GD Bakshi as a passenger on one its flight.
“Vistara routinely posts happy photos of our customers on board along with our crew. However a recent such post generated numerous comments that were disrespectful to all parties concerned”
“We do not want our platform to be disrespectful or hurtful to anyone. Our decision to remove the post was driven by the objective of deleting such comments,” the airline said in a statement on Twitter.
Statement from Vistara pic.twitter.com/KJ935w2sfQ
— Vistara (@airvistara) April 21, 2019
The airline felt the wrath of the Twitterati after it posted an tweet of Bakshi along with cabin crew in which it said, it was “honoured” to have him on board. After much drubbing online, the post was deleted. The air carrier then got in the cross-hairs of netizens who criticised it for the action.
On both side of the argument, the dissenters agreed to boycott the airline in the future.
After facing much flak for deleting the tweet, the airline said its action was prompted to remove the hateful commnents from all parties related.