Cebu Pacific dancing flight attendants: now it’s the men’s turn
Philippines airline Cebu Pacific scored a viral video hit when their female flight attendants performed a Lady Gaga dance routine during the safety demonstration – so now the airline have the male flight attendants doing it too.
The stewardesses became an online sensation after the video of them performing a dance routine to Gaga’s hit Just Dance gained over seven million views on YouTube.
But the budget airline faced a backlash from several politicians and union members in the Philippines, who said that making the female crew perform the dance was demeaning to them.
A political party that represents women’s interests, Gabriela, said that it made the airline ‘a purveyor of sexism and machismo.’
So the company responded to the claims of sexism by getting its male cabin crew to perform a dance routine as well – this time to the classic 80s hit ‘Safety Dance’ by Men Without Hats. Which was appropriate, given that they were giving safety instructions while dancing and weren’t wearing hats.
Just as with the ladies version, the performance received a warm welcome from passengers.
Candice Iyog, Cebu Pacific’s vice president for marketing, said: ‘The reaction was generally very good. Our Cebu Pacific crew are having fun doing these activities.’
The company will decide next week whether to make the dancing a regular feature of its flights.