Monday, April 6, 2015

Kidman and Etihad!

Kidman in a stew
Nicole Kidman has come under criticism for appearing in the new ad campaign for
Etihad Airlines. In an open letter to Kidman, the president of the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA), Laura Glading, said the sponsorship deal was at odds with the Australian Oscar winner's role as a United Nations women's goodwill ambassador. The union has waged a public campaign against Etihad and other United Arab Emirates airlines claiming they “are well-known in our industry for their discriminatory labour practices and deplorable treatment of female employees... We saw that you had begun appearing in a new campaign for Etihad, a company that the Wall Street Journal has publicly reported `may fire women if they become pregnant' and forces flight attendants to live in `confinement' in secure compounds,'“ wrote Glading. Etihad rejected the allegation, saying its commitment to its employees was a top priority.


1 comment:

  1. I'd not heard about this. Everyone has an opinion these days and often they are at odds with each other.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺