A few months ago, Air New Zealand came up with a unique and innovative way to do their flight safety videos. Instead of making a boring safety video like most airlines do, they had five Sports Illustrated swimsuit models go through the safety procedures in their bikinis.
The video was meant to be a fun way to get people to pay attention to their flight safety, and was marketed as “The Beauty of Safety.” However, according to The Blaze, Air New Zealand was forced to remove the video this week after backlash from annoying Liberals.
An online petition that gained over 11,000 signatures had this to say about the video:
“A safety video is to alert passengers on what to do in an emergency; it should not be an excuse to objectify the sexualized female body…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. This video is culturally insensitive; it disregards those who are conservative by nature and are uncomfortable with its imagery and disregards passengers who have been exposed to sexual assault. This video creates an unnecessarily difficult and uncomfortable working environment for its female staff, which goes against the entire nature of safety.”
This case is another example of our culture’s obsession with hypersensitivity. Though the petition has 11,000 signatures, the video has over 5 million views on youtube. Unfortunately, it doesn’t matter how many people liked the video because now if even a few people are offended they need to ruin it for everyone. Thanks to these liberals and feminizes, Air New Zealand’s safety video will be as vanilla as possible from now on!