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Things these days are getting so politically correct, and frankly, I don’t like it. We live in a world where we can’t make an airline safety video with extremely good looking women in bikinis telling us how to buckle our seat belts, and that, my friends, is not a world I want to live in.
Air New Zealand decided it would be a great idea to make a safety video featuring Sports Illustrated swimsuit models instructing passengers on the proper safety precautions. I think it’s creative genius. They have flown copious amounts of passengers to Cook Island throughout the years, and since this year’s SI Swimsuit Edition was shot in Cook Island, the airline decided to incorporate some models into the video.
I don’t pay attention to the flight attendants when they tell me how to properly use my seat cushion as a flotation device. Replace the 50-year-old flight attendant who has a smoker’s cough with a video of hot babes in bikinis and I’m all ears and eyes. However, there’s a group of people who are not too thrilled with the video because it’s “sexist.” They are asking for the video to b e removed–they even started a petition to remove it.
From NY Post:
The four-minute clip, which has been viewed more than 5 million times on YouTube, sparked an online backlash, with a petition attracting 10,000 signatures on change.org. Led by Melbourne woman Natasha Young, the petition says the safety video is sexist and “should not be an excuse to objectify the sexualized female body.”
Sounds like Natasha is a little jealous no one asked her to rock a bikini. The airline pulled the video, but insisted that it was not due to the backlash and was because the video had run its course. Take that, Natasha.
Watch it for yourself.
[via NY Post]
Image via YouTube