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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

i don't think it's funny or cute OR clever

 their apology is the BEST. do they think we're THAT stupid? well yes, i guess they do. and some of  us ARE

Spirit Airlines Ad Objectifies Women, Mocks Oil Spill

 

Via Jezebel:
Today Spirit Airlines came out with this advertisement for coastal flights, featuring a greased-up woman in a bikini, with the header: “Check Out The Oil On Our Beaches.”
This ad is particularly tacky for multiple reasons– exploiting women as well as the oil crisis. This time, it’s not just the feminists who are upset. Spirit received so many complaints, it took down the ad and posted this apology on its site:
It is unfortunate that some have misunderstood our intention with today’s beach promotion.  We are merely addressing the false perception that we have oil on our beaches, and we are encouraging customers to support Florida and our other beach destinations by continuing to travel to these vacation hot spots..

 

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