Ryanair Ads Featuring Naked Flight Attendant Banned, For Some Reason
6:30 pm, February 14th | by Amy Tennery
Ryanair, which is easily in the running for one of the most ass-backwardly run businesses ever, released the ads this past December, prompting an investigation from the Advertising Standard Authority to determine whether the ads were offensive enough to warrant removal. At the time, we wondered exactly how long it takes to determine whether something is offensive. Turns out it takes roughly two months.
The ASA has banned the ads, according to Morningstar Online, after a grassroots campaign (aptly titled “Cabin Crew Against Sexism”) protested. Apparently, they felt that plastering the image of a nearly nude flight attendant somehow undermined the critical roles that the cabin crew plays in maintaining order and safety on flights. No kidding.