Airline pulls air safety video after thousands protested use of offensive hot looking models (video)By Mason White 9:42 AM July 8, 2014
|Models demonstrating air safety|
By: Anika Rao
(Scroll down for video) An airline announced that it is canceling an air safety video after thousands protested the use of hot looking models.
The video featured models dressed in swimwear.
However, Air New Zealand said that the safety video was not pulled due to public pressure as they update their videos every two months. The “Safety in Paradise” video featured Sports Illustrated models in bikinis.
The video will be replaced by “Bear Essentials of Safety” with Bear Grylls. The video caused controversy after more than 6,000 people signed an online petition calling for it to be removed, claiming that the video completely ignored passengers who found it offensive.
On the video, stunning models explain what to do in case of an emergency. Among them was 60-year-old supermodel Christie Brinkley.
Some models however, said that they were flattered to shoot the video, and they don’t understand the controversy.