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Old 29.09.2011, 13:13
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A controversial (?) ad

I saw a man today passing this tram stop ad, turning his head right in order to see it better and almost bumping into a lady coming from the opposite direction.
It’s a new ad portraying the Zurich airport as a place with numerous restaurants catering to everybody’s tastes.
Do you think it is appropriate? We are used to ads objectifying women, but I cringed a little when I saw it. I’m not sure what to think.
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Old 29.09.2011, 13:15
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Re: A controversial (?) ad

Erm...
What's wrong with it? You think they're wearing too much? In which case, I agree.
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Re: A controversial (?) ad

they could have used better models...
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they could have used better models...
... and male models as well.
Why do women always have to serve food?
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Old 29.09.2011, 13:17
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Erm...
What's wrong with it? You think they're wearing too much? In which case, I agree.
the bent knees?
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... and male models as well.
Why do women always have to serve food?
I thought they just bought after a long flight.
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Old 29.09.2011, 13:19
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Re: A controversial (?) ad

Is it meant to look like it was from the 70's?
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Old 29.09.2011, 13:20
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Re: A controversial (?) ad

........... controversial..? In what way, exactly, please?

Perhaps ... just plates of food should be in the ad?

Then people will not look. Who is going to stop and stare at an advert of plates of food ....? People may think you`re just hungry and cannot afford such nice food. ... like you`re drooling over the pictures of food.

Better to drool over some nice looking legs underneath the plates of food?

Oh ... it was probably designed by the same company the SVP use ....?
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Old 29.09.2011, 13:23
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Do you think it is appropriate? We are used to ads objectifying women, but I cringed a little when I saw it.
Well.. there's always the alternative.


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Old 29.09.2011, 13:24
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Why do women always have to serve food?
Because it's what they're best at?
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Old 29.09.2011, 13:25
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Re: A controversial (?) ad

Let me clear the controversy once and for all:

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Old 29.09.2011, 13:27
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Because it's what they're best at?
Really??! Funny, I thought we had better uses
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We are used to ads objectifying women, but I cringed a little when I saw it. I’m not sure what to think.
I agree that it looks very much like a 70's poster...

But I don't think it's objectifying women. Most stewardesses... wait... flight attendants... are female (I actually get confused when it's a guy asking me what I would like to drink). I guess the poster is just trying to make a link between inside plane/ inside airport by using female flight attendants styled girls.

But yes, I think would have been more effective on me if it would be prettier male models hihihi
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Old 29.09.2011, 13:30
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Really??! Funny, I thought we had better uses

Erm...

Thinking hard...

Nope, can't think of anything else.
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Re: A controversial (?) ad

WTF does 'not hit' mean? Erm.

Maybe they're targeting their Zurich market by dressing the Stews in decade appropriate costumes. I'd bet the Herr Drapers around here would be impressed by that ad. Ah, back to the days when flying was a bit less like boarding a Greyhound bus.
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Anyone got a link to a bigger picture??

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Re: A controversial (?) ad

The pilot is missing in the advert.

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... and male models as well.
Why do women always have to serve food?
because that is what we're here for to serve
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I agree that it looks very much like a 70's poster...

But I don't think it's objectifying women. Most stewardesses... wait... flight attendants... are female (I actually get confused when it's a guy asking me what I would like to drink). I guess the poster is just trying to make a link between inside plane/ inside airport by using female flight attendants styled girls.

But yes, I think would have been more effective on me if it would be prettier male models hihihi
Thank you, Helm. That makes sense. It looks like a tacky 70s poster I might add.
OMG, my thread has been moved from Off-topic to Complaints Corner. I’ll be burnt at the stake now.
I’m really not sure I wanted to complain.
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I’m really not sure I wanted to complain.
It's actually a good move.. for once.
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