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Jetstar has apologised after it posted a “joke’ about the Vietnamese currency on its Facebook page.

“Sorry but Vietnamese money being called Dong is objectively funny,” the airline posted.

“A million dong is $65 and I basically have $65 which means I’m a millionaire,” it continued.

The outrage that followed saw the post removed, and the airline issued an apology for the “inappropriate” joke.

“We agree the post was inappropriate and as a result it has been removed. We’re really sorry for any offence caused,” one person was told via Jetstar’s social media.

“Please be assured that this incident was in no way related to Vietnamese nationality or race, they said.

“You have my absolute assurance that Jetstar will not tolerate discrimination on ethnicity, race or any other unlawful grounds.”