Air New Zealand dropped their sexy safety video but the say not because it was ‘too sexy’.
The Air New Zealand safety video which was played in flight, educating passengers of the necessary safety guidelines, features biki-clad Sports Illustrated models.
While some passengers might have enjoyed getting an eye-full – and probably paid more attention to this than any other air safety video ever before – some passengers found the video offensive.
The “Safety in Paradise” video narrated by and featuring four Sports Illustrated models prompted some passengers to sign a petition to have the video binned. The four bikini wearing models are Chrissy Teigen, Jessica Gomes, Hannah Davis and Ariel Meredith.
The sexy video received backlash from some saying it objectified the female body.
Those who were offended by it can relax as the video clip no longer features in the Air New Zealand flight cabins.
But as Emma Field, the Air New Zealand spokesperson, tells E! News; “We typically change out our safety videos every few months.” Adding that; “As scheduled we began phasing in the Bear Essentials of Safety video featuring Bear Grylls on our fleet around a week ago and this process is almost complete.”