Is Air New Zealand's Safety Video Too Sexy for the Skies?
The phrase “fasten your seatbelt” has never been sexier … at least for some people. Air New Zealand’s air safety video featuring swimsuit models is facing backlash for being sexist and has been pulled from flights.
The airline claims the video was pulled because it had completed its run.
A Change.org petition said in a statement: “This video completely disregards passengers who find it offensive for religious reasons, who have body image struggles, who are parents concerned about their children’s impressionable nature, who believe women deserve more respect, and who have teenage daughters who deserve more respect.”
Today on Outnumbered, Harris Faulkner called for a fair and balanced video that also features men on the beach.
#Oneluckyguy Dr. Keith Ablow said the video is offensive and wouldn’t want his son or daughter to watch it.
“It’s out of place and not appropriate and they should’ve taken it down,” he said. “It is cognitively dissonant to say that you want women to be equal and taken seriously at all times, but that this is the video that will be the safety video on the airline.”
Watch the clip to see if Dr. Ablow was outnumbered on this topic!