TV3 news anchor Hilary Barry has become the latest
high-profile New Zealander to hit out at Air New Zealand's
new safety video.
The video, produced in conjunction with American magazine
Sports Illustrated, features four scantily-clad swimsuit
The risque approach has hit headlines around the world, and
forced Air New Zealand to defend its choice to make the
Speaking on RadioLive this morning, Barry called on the
carrier to scrap the video.
"I'm incensed. I'm absolutely incensed by the safety video.
"I think it's highly inappropriate, sexualised,
objectifies women, demeaning, it's just appalling.
"They should truly, cut their losses, take it down
immediately," she said.
Former politician and media personality Pam Corkery and
feminist commentator Deborah Russell have also slammed the
Air New Zealand have said working with Sports Illustrated -
which reached 70 million people - for the safety video had
been an opportunity to lift its global profile and promote a
key Pacific destination.