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Plane Porn? Southwest's Bar Refaeli Plane Offends Passengers

Plane Porn? Southwest's Bar Refaeli Plane Offends Passengers

Southwest Airlines has a sexy new plane in its fleet, but some ungrateful passengers aren't flying high. The plane, decorated with Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli's bikini clad body, has modest families outraged. They say putting the Sports Illustrated cover girl on the plane amounts to soft porn, jumbo jet style. Do you agree, or do people need to lighten up?


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lullavonn lullavonn 8 years
I just find it tacky.
reesiecup reesiecup 8 years
bar is stellar, no doubt, but i would prefer to fly on a plane that isn't a swimsuit advertisement. maybe i'll change my mind if they had d becks in his armani tighty whiteys...hmm...then we'll see how the execs at SW would feel about flying in it with their wives and kids: "daddy, why is there a man in his underwear on the plane?"
voltages voltages 8 years
I don't necessarily think "offensive", but it's very tacky and not necessary at all. I mean why does she have her body on a plane? It just doesn't make any sense.
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 8 years
I also love that fact that probably 99.9999% of people will never see this plane. I mean, I get that it's the "idea behind the plane", but this is on ONE plane, and the chances of us being in the airport, waiting for a flight, looking out the window and seeing this plane are incredibly low. If you're so troubled by the images, you always have the option of turning away. Yes, it's true. You don't actually have to stare! God forbid the image of a woman in her bathing suit sear your eyes forever.
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 8 years
"I find it offensive that we no longer have freedom to choose to see what we deem suitable to be seen. " I don't remember this part of the constitution.
foglie foglie 8 years
"When people see this sort of thing in magazines, they are CHOOSING to see it. When it's on buses, huge billboards, and now planes? It's hard to choose not to." That's my point, Carrie Sue. Not everyone flying on the plane is heading to the beach.
foglie foglie 8 years
I find it offensive that we no longer have freedom to choose to see what we deem suitable to be seen. Isn't it enough that they put it in TV, magazine? I recall we used to have warnings for "offensive / unsuitable contents" on TV, that gives you choice to see or not to see. Where is that simple freedom we used to have? Sadly yes, putting such disputed image on a plane is like forcing down soft porn down your throat.
ffrench ffrench 8 years
She is so hypocrite , she did the Corona Beach Tour and she said that " I’m very concerned about the general deterioration of the planet.” she looks like a porn girl on all pics
SpeakLike-aChild SpeakLike-aChild 8 years
I don't think it's offensive, I think it's just tacky no matter how beautiful she is.
SKC-Sparkle SKC-Sparkle 8 years
It boggles my mind that this picture was even put onto an airplane. It's like some people in society are asking themselves "where can we objectify women next?" ARGH!!! Is this really what you want your kids to see? Yes, Bar Refaeli is a healthier size than other models, but is that the only message that your kids will pick up?
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 8 years
That's a very good point fizzyfawn I forgot about that.
girl4 girl4 8 years
Yes, like many of those before me, I am sooo sick of seeing naked women with their pouty lips and sexy poses everywhere!! Literally EVERYWHERE. I don't even like in a big city right now and it's still everywhere. An important point that no one has seemed to note is that there is a major difference between a regular young woman on the beach in a bikini smiling and having a fun time and a swimsuit/lingerie model rolling around on a beach which giving her best "come f%#k me" face. I'm a student and don't think nudity is a big deal, HOWEVER, when I have kids some day, I do not want my four year old son being influenced by these slutty images and thinking that's what a woman should look like and nor would I want my daughter feeling pressure to have to grow up to look like a supermodel. These slutty images need to stay out of the public and be replaced with healthy, happy, and normal looking women. It's a plane, not Maxim magazine.
frizzyfawn frizzyfawn 8 years
I don't particularly like it, but my bigger issue with Southwest putting this on their plane after making such a big fuss about how a passenger was dressed when she had soooo much more on. It is really hypocritical of them and that is what bothers me even more. Not only that, but what is the real point? Are they getting paid a lot to do this? Why don't they put a guy dressed that scantily on one of their other planes?
Michelann Michelann 8 years
I don't think it's offensive, but I don't like it, either. Maybe distasteful is the word? At least worth a good, hard, eye roll.
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 8 years
I see your view zeze but it's our own fault why wait till your furniture is floating around the room to complain about the water leak.
zeze zeze 8 years
Hypno, I think the whole point is that people are annoyed with the expansion...we already have to deal with this in all the places you mentioned. Like I said, it isn't outrage, so much as it is annoyance.
MartiniLush MartiniLush 8 years
Good point, hypno - this magazine (SI Swimsuit edition) is all over the newsstands, so many more people are exposed to that every day than are exposed to this on the plane. And, to be honest, I think this photo is less "racy" than the one on the cover.
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 8 years
First of all yes I do think it's tacky. But wait a minute now where was the outrage when these photos appeared on city buses, taxi cabs and so many other public places we see these images every day. These people need to collect themselves and get a life or be consistent.
zeze zeze 8 years
It is not offensive, it is just irritating that naked women are everywhere! Although...if they made a guy version (HUGH JACKMAN) they will hear no arguments from me! None whatsoever!
NotMeAnymore NotMeAnymore 8 years
Most people who read my comments know that I can't stand that fame**ore. That said, it's ludicrous to call this porn - it's just tacky with a capital T. What I object to is the way it makes women into objects. We're still judged by our physical appearance, and that won't change until airheads like this ditz posing as a model stop baring it all and claiming that it's free speech. No...it's objectification of women. Period.
kurniakasih kurniakasih 8 years
I'm thinking for the next one...Beckham undies ad by the side of a plane. Hmmm...:drool:
frogribbit frogribbit 8 years
It doesn't offend me so much as irritates. I mean really....do we need to be constantly bombarded with photos, billboards and now planes with pictures of half-naked women. For a country that is supposedly so uptight about sex & nudity I see it every where! Yea it's supposed to be natural but any more it's just a way to sell something. I can't even watch a movie with my son anymore because of all the gratiutious (sp?) boobs & sex. And I seriously get sick not having equal images of half-naked men out there for the women to enjoy!
aliblade22 aliblade22 8 years
Michael - EXACTLY! I'm not at all offended by a bikini-clad woman on the side of the plane, but I am extremely annoyed by the airline's hypocrisy.
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