Air New Zealand's Sports Illustrated controversial safety video pulled

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Air New Zealand's celebrating Sports Illustrated's 50 year anniversary by including their models in the airline's latest safety video. And people have spoken out...

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Air New Zealand helped celebrate 50 years of Sports Illustrated by making a safety video featuring a number of their most iconic models of the moment and they've had to pull it for the meantime.

With model Chrissy Teigen among the group frolicking in life vests beside a waterfall, donning oxygen masks while lazing on hammocks and just generally showcasing their bods in bikinis, the safety video's causing a bit of beef.

After the video's release, Australian Natasha Young launched a 11,000 signature change.org petition to stop the airline from showing it, deeming it too racy for the skies.

And reports claim that Air New Zealand says it's not at this current time removing the video from circulation due to the petition, but instead is stopping running it, but only at this time of the year.

Oh the controversy.

It's safe to say it's got people's attention and Twitter has spoken with mixed reactions:

Natasha argued that "Safety in Paradise" "forces itself upon the passengers" because they can't turn off the video if it makes them uncomfortable.

Here are the girls demonstrating safety first so you can make up your own mind...



Do you find the video offensive?
For defs. I don't need a model to show me how to put my seat belt on...33.33%
I'm completely indifferent. I never watch the safety video anyway...16.67%
Nah. It's too tongue-in-cheek to be taken seriously.50.00%

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