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(The Citizen)   Ryanair "defends right of Swedish women to take their clothes off," earning nomination for title of World's Favourite Airline   (thelocal.se ) divider line
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2008-10-10 09:45:12 AM  
If that's wrong, I don't wanna be right:
www.thelocal.se
 
2008-10-10 10:45:30 AM  
"McNamara explained that Ryanair received no complaints from campaigns run in the UK and Ireland which used the same image."

Nobody complained in the UK. But the Advertising Standards numpties had the campaign pulled anyway... and Ryanair got more free publicity.

/ Ryanair suck.
 
2008-10-10 11:36:50 AM  

The full statement is even better.

"We are sure that the anti-funsters at the ERK do not speak for the majority of the famously liberal and easy going Swedes," the company said in a statement.

"The ad simply reflects the way a lot of young girls like to dress. We hope the old farts at the ERK loosen up a little."

The statement proclaimed further that "Ryanair defends the right of Swedish girls to take their clothes off."
I wish more companies took this approach to asinine stuff like this.
 
2008-10-10 11:44:08 AM  
Please don't screw up this thread.
 
2008-10-10 11:44:15 AM  
She was simply trying to help him save his privates
 
GCD
2008-10-10 11:45:06 AM  
Wasn't it the president/CEO (something like that) that said "blowjobs and booze" for all on their new trans-Atlantic flights?
 
2008-10-10 11:45:23 AM  

Sleepy Weasel: Please don't screw up this thread.


This must become a Scantily Clad Swedish Girls thread.

/of course if you're not part of the solution...
//you're part of the problem
///meatballs
 
2008-10-10 11:45:57 AM  
The hero tag is often misused.

This is not one of those times.
 
2008-10-10 11:46:14 AM  

tallguywithglasseson:
I wish more companies took this approach to asinine stuff like this.


Nine? Hell, that ass uh ten.


/sorry
 
2008-10-10 11:46:16 AM  
FTFA: the agency accused the discount airline of running a sexist ad campaign.

What's wrong with being sexy?
 
2008-10-10 11:46:26 AM  
pictures...this thread needs them
 
2008-10-10 11:46:47 AM  
This thread is useless...blah, blah.
 
2008-10-10 11:46:48 AM  
Lots of potential here...
 
2008-10-10 11:46:50 AM  
In before EsteeAttnWhore - wow!!
 
2008-10-10 11:48:00 AM  
Does this remind anyone else of the route taken by the "That's not a hair question?" guys?
 
2008-10-10 11:48:09 AM  
Pic of sexy swede (NSFW!!!)

http://www.ukagriculture.com/four_seasons/images/swede.jpg
 
2008-10-10 11:50:46 AM  
But if your name is too long, they make you buy extra tickets.
 
2008-10-10 11:50:55 AM  
"The ad simply reflects the way a lot of young girls like to dress. We hope the old farts at the ERK loosen up a little."

Whatever else you might say about the Irish, they certainly have a way with words.

(and the enormous number of incredible writers coming from an island with a fairly small population tends to prove it)
 
2008-10-10 11:52:04 AM  
FlyingJellyAttackConfectionary Veggie pron!
 
2008-10-10 11:52:52 AM  
We need more pics of girls in school girls outfits.
 
2008-10-10 11:53:11 AM  
More often than not, nudists are not people you want to see naked
 
2008-10-10 11:54:04 AM  
I could have sworn Ryan Seacrest was gay, and when did he get his own airline?
 
2008-10-10 11:54:34 AM  
I will be checking this thread periodically for... well you know.

Please do not disappoint.
 
2008-10-10 11:54:48 AM  

Tentacle: More often than not, nudists are not people you want to see naked


Next you will try to tell me that Obama and McCain have essentially the same basic beliefs about leadership.

/where all the Swedish wommin at?
 
2008-10-10 11:55:10 AM  
I love Ryanair. I flew from roundtrip from Frankfurt to Pisa for 23 Euro.

also, bewbs
 
2008-10-10 11:55:29 AM  
Tentacle: More often than not, nudists Swedish women are not people you I want to see naked
 
2008-10-10 11:55:41 AM  

madcan34: I could have sworn Ryan Seacrest was gay, and when did he get his own airline?


That's some funny right there. By funny, I mean, dear lord how farking lamely unfunny can you be?
 
2008-10-10 11:56:31 AM  
">Link (new window)
 
2008-10-10 11:56:49 AM  

Fibber McLiarson: In before EsteeAttnWhore - wow!!


Is he still posting after the domestic abuse thread two days ago?
 
2008-10-10 11:57:05 AM  
As much as I agree with nekkididitty for the ladies, please please please don't call this the "Brittany Speares Generation" again.
 
2008-10-10 11:59:12 AM  
Gimme time - it gets worse
 
2008-10-10 11:59:43 AM  
Ryanair do not think they are bound by airline regulations and should be avoided at any cost.
 
2008-10-10 11:59:45 AM  
Spatty-

Sorry, I'm sorry, I can't help myself, it is a very sexy swede!

(NSFW means Now Safe For Work, right?)
 
2008-10-10 11:59:55 AM  
DAMN, didn't work....
 
2008-10-10 12:00:13 PM  
This thread sucks. Pics! Now!
 
SSP
2008-10-10 12:01:06 PM  
"We are sure that the anti-funsters at the ERK do not speak for the majority of the famously liberal and easy going Swedes," the company said in a statement.

"The ad simply reflects the way a lot of young girls like to dress. We hope the old farts at the ERK loosen up a little."


Leave it to the conservative old fartts of the world to ruin it for everyone else.
 
2008-10-10 12:01:14 PM  

El Craulerino: As much as I agree with nekkididitty for the ladies, please please please don't call this the "Brittany Speares Generation" again.


That's right. It's the Miley Cyrus generation, and Ryanair needs to start defending the right of Swedish teenagers to send nekkid cell phone pics to each other.


/also, how do you manage to misspell the first and last names of someone who's mentioned in the first line of TFA?
 
2008-10-10 12:01:56 PM  

El Craulerino: As much as I agree with nekkididitty for the ladies, please please please don't call this the "Brittany Speares Generation" again.


That's a bit of a generational paradox, isn't it?
I mean, considering in 20 years, the Spears family will have bred 5 more generations to the rest of the world's 1.
 
2008-10-10 12:02:54 PM  
maybe NSFW (new window)
 
2008-10-10 12:03:41 PM  

opiumpoopy: "McNamara explained that Ryanair received no complaints from campaigns run in the UK and Ireland which used the same image."

Nobody complained in the UK. But the Advertising Standards numpties had the campaign pulled anyway... and Ryanair got more free publicity.

/ Ryanair suck.


Ryanair sucks? I guess I should give them back my 4 cents (inc all surcharges - purchased yesterday during sale) for my return flight to Pisa !
 
SSP
2008-10-10 12:04:00 PM  
img390.imageshack.us
img390.imageshack.us

More Swedes
 
2008-10-10 12:04:52 PM  
i34.tinypic.com
 
2008-10-10 12:05:44 PM  
I love flying Ryanair, its like the drunk bus of the skies.
 
2008-10-10 12:06:44 PM  

Tentacle: More often than not, nudists are not people you want to see naked


Perhaps, but the potential is still there. One sexy nudist would make the twenty ugly nudists worth it.
 
2008-10-10 12:08:48 PM  
Britney Spears generation?

Wow, it's like RyanAir doesn't realize what an opportunity they have. They're just throwing it away by insulting people like that.
 
2008-10-10 12:08:48 PM  
wichitaleaf, my exact words when I saw that pic were, "oh my god, that's a raging cameltoe."
 
2008-10-10 12:08:56 PM  
NSFW (new window)
 
2008-10-10 12:12:48 PM  
i234.photobucket.com

cache.deadspin.com

www.20minutos.es

/moare!
//hotlinked goodness
///would support them to take their clothes off
 
2008-10-10 12:13:54 PM  
The Local's sidebar is always full of win...

www.thelocal.se

/link it like it's hot, link it like it's hot
 
2008-10-10 12:14:16 PM  
Be careful what you wish for. The next flight you take might be next to a topless 300 pound Swedish grandmother.
 
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