Wednesday, December 15, 2010

TV Ad Flying Gays To The Brink..?

Air New Zealand is cutting an in-flight safety video showing a rugby player declining to kiss a male flight attendant...after complaints from the gay and lesbian community it could spur gay suicides!!
The airline cut a scene from its light-hearted video called "Crazy About Rugby". It shows All Blacks running through safety procedures for passengers boarding Air NZ flights, and features All Black centre Richard Kahui politely turning down a request to give gay flight attendant Will Coxhead a peck on the cheek.
An unnamed university professor (yeup, the academic stirrers are generally "unnamed", aren't they!) has raised concerns that the rejection could lead to gay male suicides. Oh, puh-leeez!!
Freedom of choice...
The airline's operations and safety manager David Morgan said it had not anticipated the scene being viewed as distasteful or causing concern, so have opted on the side of caution and got out the scissors.
Meanwhile Will Coxhead, a real-life flight attendant with the airline, said he was "absolutely gutted" by the complaints over a scene he described as a bit of fun: "I'm proud to be gay, proud to be an Air New Zealander and extremely proud of my role in the safety video."
Obviously some in Gay-land are being ever so slightly pwecious darling and need to lighten up big time. If the decline of a cheek kiss is gonna to push a gay person to kill themselves, then there're much bigger problems going on in that person's head!!!

No comments: