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Spirit Airlines Is NSFW

Written by PETA | February 2, 2009

We approached Spirit Airlines about buying ad space for our G-rated and quite cute “Let Birds Keep Their Wings” ad, which promotes going vegetarian. After Spirit offered us some bogus reasons for rejecting the ad (too small a buy, it only accepts industry ads), we got to the bottom of it. Spirit admitted that it just doesn’t want to work with us at all, period. It would rather carry on irritating its flight attendants and captains with ads that have caused a staff uproar for featuring specials for “Double D’s,” “Red Light Specials,” and a “MILF Sale.” See our proposed ad below:

 

Apparently, Spirit has deemed our ad inappropriate, but an ad for a “MILF Sale” is totally fine with them.
Ad for Spirit Airlines

 

We have sent a letter to Patricia Friend, president of the Association of Flight Attendants–Communications Workers of America, asking for support. We figure that most flight attendants would prefer not to have to deal with heart-attacks that may be linked to meat-heavy diets anyway.

Written by Lianne Turner

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  • lynda says:

    Stray is right. Their name should be Cowardly Spirit Airlines.

  • Kathleen Smith says:

    Shame on Spirit Airlines for not allowing a Peta ad. I am puzzled tho sorry to be ignorant here Im English but can someone enlighten me as to what Double Ds Red Light Specials and the MILF Sale are? Thanks!

  • joe says:

    Let’s be real here. Good or bad PETA does a lot of things to get noticed. And good or bad many companies are averse to getting into risky relationships. PETA doesn’t just need a GRated ad they need a GRated brand for things like this.

  • Susan says:

    Meh! That is just silly. It’s as bad as NBC not airing the “salad” ad during the SuperBowl yet they have all those tacky shows with unwholesome messages.

  • Pepsi One is Fun says:

    stray Maybe its the organization that made the ad thats the determining factor in the ad’s rejection rather than whats in the ad. Also dose anyone know where I can get soy chicken wings? I mean I might as well try them. Nothing ventured nothing gained.

  • roxanne says:

    I will never use their airline again!

  • stray says:

    Don’t you love that the fact that they can put edgy ads everywhere but one little ad about eating healthier and letting animals live is just too much of a controversy to deal with. Cowards