6. There were those that rallied around the petition’s message that the video was sexist, culturally insensitive and in one person’s words, not a safety video but “wank fodder”.
I'd hate my daughters to see this tacky, tasteless video. Cook islander guys in canoe was a good idea. Why sexualise it? #airnzsafetyvideo
— Damien Halliwell (@HalliwellDamien)
watch wank fodder elsewhere - @flyairnz don't put it in the safety video. Petition here: https://t.co/Z8KT99CZRU
— Hipster Wallace (@BR3NDA)
@FlyAirNZ As a Graphic Designer I find your latest safety video deplorable. Objectification of women is sexist, demeaning & unacceptable
— Marianne Coleman (@Abitgraphic)
Loyalty for my fav airline has eroded b/c of arrogant attitude to negative public reaction to sexist in-flight safety video. @FlyAirNZ
— Dawn Walter (@OceaniaDawn)
10. There were also people who thought the video was creative and everyone should quit being wowsers.
Nothing wrong with Safety in Paradise #airnzsafetyvideo. http://t.co/zu8A2ImKGg
— Wessel Schinkel (@WesselSchinkel)
I❤️the #airnzsafetyvideo bikini girls. If you look at them in a sexualised way & have no sense of humour then that's your problem @FlyAirNZ
— Chenoa Threlfall (@ChenoaThrelfall)
12. Air New Zealand are known for innovative/creative in-flight safety videos and it’s not the first time its reverted to sex to sell safety. In 2009, airline staff donned body-paint to explain the safety essentials.