Too hot to handle? Air New Zealand drops super model safety briefing

2014-07-09 14:20

(YouTube)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Video

Hilarious air steward monologue

2014-06-23 10:37

Check out this video of an air steward's hilarious safety briefing on board a Southwest Airlines flight. WATCH

Wellington – Air New Zealand has announced that it will be dropping an in-flight safety video featuring bikini-clad supermodels, but that the decision has nothing to do with a complaint of ‘sexism.’

CBCnews reports that he video, shot in the Cook Islands and produced in co-operation with Sports Illustrated for the 50th anniversary of the magazine's swimsuit edition, started appearing on the airline's flights in February.  

Watch the video here

It features four super models - Jessica Gomes, Chrissy Teigen, Hannah Davis and Ariel Meredith – all clad in bikinis and wearing flower necklaces and was named ‘Safety in Paradise.’

Shortly after it started airing, a petition was posted on Change.org, labeling it as sexist and asking the airline to remove it.  

Well, a couple of months down the line, the airline is dropping it, but they claim it’s merely standard procedure and not at all related to the petition.  

A spokesperson for the airline told abcnews that they typically change their safety briefing videos every few months, and that this case is no different. 

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

SHARE:

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
2 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside Travel

 
/News

#FindYourEscape with Traveller24

Your insider guide to exploring South Africa and the world...
 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.