No one pays attention to the safety video airlines play before the flight takes off. No one. But if they played this video…hell, there’s no way I wouldn’t pay attention. The video, titled “Safety in Paradise,” features Christie Brinkley and a slew of other Sports Illustrated swimsuit models, all of whom I cannot name but recognize solely because they’re all in bikinis. All in good fun and safety, right?
Well apparently not, because according to some woman named Natasha Young who not only started a petition to have the video removed, but also has several sticks rectally inserted in her ass:
“…the petition says that a safety video is sexist and ‘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,’ the petition reads.
‘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. Air NZ appears determined to insist that skies are sexy regardless of who they offend.’”
Lady, the only way you’re forced to watch this video is if you’re stuck on an Air NZ flight, and considering you most likely just walked through an airport full of ads with scantily clad women on them trying to hock perfume at you, I’d say your bitching is a moot point. However, the petition has gathered 10,000 signatures on change.org because the world is full of whiny housewives who have nothing better to do than bitch about anything and everything they find on the Internet that makes them feel “insecure.” According to an Air New Zealand spokeswoman “…the video was not pulled due to the online backlash and it always intended to be removed after it had completed its run,” but still.
Check out the video below.