Margate residents rise up over easyJet's 'cheap jibes'

The Kentish town of Margate Credit: ITV News/Mark Nelson

The move came in response to scores of people who took to Twitter to vent their anger at the apparent attempt to poke fun at the Kentish seaside resort.

One resident who calls herself @seasidelandlady tweeted: "How VERY dare you talk about OUR town like that, you can keep your cheap trips, and cheap jibes."

Local resident and councillor, Will Scobie, said Margate is a "fantastic town for people to visit" and pointed out it had "just been named as one of the top 10 places in the world to visit".

EasyJet apologised and confirmed it had stopped running the ads.