Royal Dutch Airlines Wants Gays To Die

Submitted by: megrendel 2 months ago in News & Politics

The Royal Dutch Airlines tried to use seat belts for a pro-LGBT message, but failed miserably when people started noticing that only the "heterosexual" buckles fastened together in a safe and proper manner. 

In the event of an crash only one of those seat belt combinations is going to result in saving a person. 

Great idea, but a miserable failure on the part of the Graphic Designer. 

There are 34 comments:
Male 1,682
I though there was some thing like 10 different sexes now so don't the others  feel left out.
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Male 1,682
The snow flakes see what they want to see and not the fact that they (the air line) was trying to be inclusive. Although I have not heard of any air lines telling some one they could not get on a plane because there were anything other than strait.
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Male 4,242
thats funny 
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Male 5,024
I don't know anyone who would be offended by this or take the message as anything but inclusive toward the gay community.
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Male 4,242
markust123 I thought a whining queen like you would be
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Female 400
Oh, for fuck's sake. You could only be offended by this if you suspected that the airline was suggesting that LGBT people should actually use the seatbelts that wouldn't work. And if you believe that then you really should, in a very real way, fuck the fuck off.

Just for clarity, they were making a bit of a joke. The people who "started noticing that only the heterosexual seatbelts fastened" are earnest, grim, literal fuckwads and I despise each one of them, personally.
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Female 1,605
OMG this made me laugh today!  Thank you megrendel
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Male 3,480
THIS IS WHY YOU NEED DIVERSITY in the work place.

Different people from different places think differently.  Perhaps if someone at the ad agency thought differently than everyone else, they might have noticed the absurdity aspect.
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Male 325
That's what happen when companies do what's they are not supposed to do. If you want to politicize your advertising on subjects you don't control, you gonna have feedbacks. This one, they "just missed". It's an over-reaction on a simple mistake.

This one was easier to prevent but still made it through:


But who imagined this cute one could be seen as racist because it "demonized black girls" ?
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Male 676
Made me laugh.
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Male 1,738
Anyone who is offended by this and thinks the airline wants certain people to die has gone beyond idiotic. They need to go away. 
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Male 1,871
Let's not get wrapped up in the positive message, let's get offended and complain instead.  YAY Effing YAY!!!!!
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Male 8,547
insaneai Not offended, Just pointing out the logistics.

From a graphic designer point of view, I thought it was a well-designed photo and message. 
From an analytical point of view, it doesn't work. And unfortunately it's backfired to a degree.

I worked on an ad one time (back when it took a team to get it done) for a hotel ad for a magazine.  Beautiful photography, beautiful type, etc.  It went through the design team, the designers and even was okayed by the hotel owners.  It wasn't until the magazine was printed that someone realized they had misspelled the name of the hotel. 

It's easy to get so involved in an ad that you overlook something simple. But it's also something you have to be wary of. 
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Male 1,138
insaneai Welcome to 2017.
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Male 1,871
waldo863 I want off this ride
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Male 1,138
insaneai You and me both.  I also want a do-over on getting my wife pregnant, as I don't want my daughter growing up in this world.  Not much I can do about it now other than teach her the right way to do things and keep on keeping on.
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Male 1,871
waldo863 You'll be a complete dumb-ass from ages 14 - 25.  Then magically, you'll become smart again.  Be prepared for the ride
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Male 1,138
insaneai Oh man, the other day she was getting all upset over something really stupid.  Can't remember exactly what it was, but I think she wanted to wear a certain shirt because it was long sleeved.  I have to bring her to work with me in the morning until my wife gets out of work and the office can be a little chilly sometimes.  I keep a sweater here for just that reason myself.  Well, the shirt was dirty or we couldn't find it or whatever and she got all upset.  I told her it's no reason to get upset, we'll just grab her light sweater/jacket thing, and she was still all upset.  So I asked her why and her response was golden.  I wish I had been recording it.  She just looked up at me and said, "Daddy, I'm 7, I'm gonna be moody sometimes!"  I guess she got that from youtube or something.  
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Male 1,871
waldo863 I love it!  She's only 7 and already thinking for herself.
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Male 1,138
insaneai Oh yes, we have taught her to be very independent.  I'm sure that's gonna bite us in the ass in the teen years, but maybe not.  However, at 7 years old, on Saturday Morning she will get up, go to the freezer, grab some waffles, put them in the toaster, get them out, put them on a plate, drown them in syrup, cut them up herself and go log in to my computer, password memorized and everything, log in to her roblox account that has a different password and start playing games.  When she is done eating, she even takes her dishes to the sink and rinses them off!!  

Also somewhat surprising(based on her cousins and classmates) she LOVES to read.  Of course, a large part of that is probably because even from the time she was a newborn, we read to her EVERY SINGLE DAY.  No excuses, no exceptions, we read to her every day.  Once she was sleeping through the night it's usually before bedtime of course, but still every single day.  Currently, we are reading a chapter a night from the Chronicles of Narnia.  It's all the boos in one.  We just finished the magician's nephew last night.  She normally reads the first page of the chapter and I read the rest to her.  She loves it.  It's literally the highlight of her day.  Yes, for a seven year old, reading a book that's a bit above her grade level is the highlight of her day.  Yeah, she's not gonna get some of the allegory and whatnot, but she still loves it.
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Male 1,871
waldo863 You won't always like where she goes, just lay a strong foundation for her and she will return to it.  On another note, don't you love how this post turned into a parenting discussion?
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Male 1,138
insaneai Yup, that's all we can do and what I try my hardest to do.  I'm not sure if you read the second paragraph I edited in, but that along with never talking to her like a baby and always answering any questions she has without sugar coating anything has gone a long way towards laying that good foundation and of course we will continue to do so as long as we are able.

Yeah, it is a bit funny how that turned out.
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Male 1,871
waldo863 I just read the second paragraph.  We did the same thing with reading but it got us in trouble with the school.  Our son was reading chapter books in kindergarten and first grade by his own choice.  That was an interesting fight and part of why we moved out of "one of the best districts in the state".  Now he's written two books in a series, multiple short stories and has been working on a "Collab" with the authors club he started all summer.  They meet once a week at a mall then go to the library to work on their story.  And, he's an engineering student with a 3.88 GPA (Eff gym uniforms anyway, right?)  His latest short story was focused on the interpretations of humanity from an alien's point of view trying to reconcile the good and bad we as a species do to one another.  He's 16 years old.
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Male 1,138
insaneai That's one of the things my daughter loves to do, write her own little books.  When she is here at work with me she'll grab some paper and a stapler and make a book with illustrations.  

That's sad that it got you in to trouble with the school.  All my daughters teachers LOVE the fact that she reads so far above her grade level.  They go to the teachers of higher grades and get more difficult books to send home for us to read with her.  They make sure when they go to the library she gets books that will challenge her.  They work with us, as best they can, to improve her reading level even more.
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Male 8,547
insaneai And remember, as a teenager, she'll be dealing with things you never had to deal with...like friends, crushes, first love...things that did not exist when you were a teenager.
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Male 1,138
megrendel oh of course, she's only 7 and already dealing with stuff I never had to deal with, like not being able to get the toy she wants when she sees it or having to eat what we eat for dinner not a meal made special just for her.  I mean, we will make something special for her if we are having something spicy, but damn it when we make spaghetti she can eat freaking spaghetti.
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Male 8,547
waldo863 My grandchildren only eat chicken. And believe chicken only comes in nugget form.  Put a drumstick in front of the and they get confused.

I don't recall ever having options. 
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Male 1,138
megrendel Yeah, she's not that bad.  Chicken nuggets still are her favorite and her go to choice, but she actually likes a lot of things, including green beans and tomatoes.  Green beans are her second favorite food behind chicken nuggets and for snacks she loves things like a whole tomato or a handful of cherry tomatoes or an apple or oranges.  Gotta give her that much, she loves her fruits and vegetables.  It's when she won't eat something like Fettuccine Alfredo, which on the times she has eaten it she loves, that bothers me.
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Male 8,547
waldo863 Keep in mind that the sense of taste is ever changing and kids tend to prefer simple and strong tastes (this is why most kids love Pepperoni Pizza, but eventually will go to more complicated pizzas as they age.)

The only pasta I wanted as a kid was spaghetti, preferably the one in the Kraft box with the packet of tomato sauce.  Now my taste is more refined. 

Kids don't usually do 'subtle' tastes.
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Male 1,138
megrendel Yeah, I know this.  But still, it's Fettuccine Alfredo.  It's not an incredibly subtle dish.  It's chunks of chicken with noodles in a cheese based white sauce.
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Male 8,547
waldo863  It's chunks of chicken with noodles in a cheese based white sauce. 

Okay, now I'm hungry.

May have to whip up my famous Chicken Marsala tonight....
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Male 1,871
megrendel waldo863 : our kids always ate what we ate unless there was an allergy or they really couldn't stand it.  They had to try things at least once.  Now they're spoiled because they know what steak and sushi are.  My mom loves taking them to the store instead of their cousins; my kids ask for fruit and cheese sticks instead of candy bars and ice cream when picking out snacks.  Edit: One is grown and out of the house but the point still stands.
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Male 1,871
megrendel Neither my wife or I existed before she was born.  We are only 20 years old now, we just look older.  
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