Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Airline faces boycott for mocking celebrity victims of nude photo scandal in jokey advertisement

Florida-based Spirit Airlines is facing a backlash for its 'Our Bare Fare was hacked!' ad that features a drawing of a topless woman covering her breasts with her arms.

Twitter users have called the airline 'crude' and 'vile' for trying to take advantage of a photo hacking scandal that has exploited actress Jennifer Lawrence, model Kate Upton and other celebrity victims.

Spirit Airlines emailed the ad to its newsletter list and posted the image on Twitter, but it deleted the tweet after it was flooded with complaints.

The ad said: 'We feel naked; you were never supposed to see this Bare Fare! It was meant for someone special (who isn't you). 'Now it's all over the Internet for you to take advantage of as you see fit. Scandalous!



stinky said...

Faux outrage over a deliberate marketing ploy, pretense enough for all.

Anonymous said...

Poor exploited celebrities, they who wear less and less, revealing more and more are distraught when their naughty bits are revealed. Oh, boo hoo.

Anonymous said...

In a society where almost everything is sold with sex now they are outraged? I think it was a humorous take on the foolishness of celebrities.

Anonymous said...

I don't feel one iota of sympathy for people who take nude selfies or otherwise and upload them to the cloud. To quote Forrest Gump 'stupid is as stupid does'. Personally I think it was a con job to raise personal profiles after all look at Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian rising in public recognition after their sex tapes were 'leaked'.

Bird of Paradise said...

Liberals all mouth and no mind its no wonder their such a bunch of bumbling nit-wits and poltroons