Virgin Atlantic takes virtue signaling to insane levels

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Virgin replaces Flying Lady with diverse figures to reflect ‘modern Britain’



She has adorned its jets for generations, but Virgin Atlantic’s iconic Flying Lady is to be phased out and replaced with five new figureheads, which the airline claims will better represent modern Britain.

The new emblems, which include a black man, a black woman and a gay man, will wear the same red leotard as the Flying Lady, who was based on Alberto Vargas’ pin-up paintings from the 1930s.

Virgin claims the new figureheads are part of the airline’s plan to boost diversity within its workforce and foster a greater sense of inclusivity.

“The saying goes ‘You can’t be what you can’t see’ and that has never been truer than the aviation industry’s glamourous image in the past,” said Nikki Humphrey, senior vice president of people at Virgin Atlantic.

“By introducing our new Flying Icons, I hope it encourages people from all backgrounds to feel at home flying with us, but also working with us.”



The move comes a month after Virgin Atlantic told its cabin crew they no longer needed to wear makeup to work – a policy that is widespread within the industry. The airline has also started giving female staff the option of wearing trousers instead of skirts.

Virgin Atlantic recently pledged to have a 50:50 gender balance in leadership rules by 2022, plus a 12 per cent black, Asian and minority ethnic group (BME) representation across the company.


The carrier also promised to tackle its gender pay gap, which, according to BBC analysis, grew from 27.2 to 30 per cent last year. Nevertheless, the airline is still closer to achieving pay parity than many of its rivals.



“We’ve been working for a number of years to tackle our gender pay gap, create an inclusive workplace and increase the diversity of our workforce, through the development of our Springboard scheme for women, as well as the launch of engineering apprenticeships,” said Humphrey.

The new figureheads will appear on Virgin Atlantic’s A350-1000 fleet from this year.
 

Syberpunk

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bbgun said:
“The saying goes ‘You can’t be what you can’t see’

Has there ever been more potent a description of the modern world and a signifier we're in the decline?

That's called a lack of imagination, literally everything around you wasn't there until it was seen in someone's mind and they got to work on it. There was nothing before this.

Me-forcing-my-image-on-the-world-too-much-much-my-head-go-hurtie-imagining-tell-me-instead.
 

bbgun

Woodpecker
I honestly thought it was an April Fools gag, but then I remembered that GB was a liberal shithole, and suddenly it all made sense.
 
The move comes a month after Virgin Atlantic told its cabin crew they no longer needed to wear makeup to work – a policy that is widespread within the industry. The airline has also started giving female staff the option of wearing trousers instead of skirts.

It will be a shame if other airlines follow suit on this. I think everyone has had the fantasy of banging a hot stewardess, and many have actually done so. For me, I always liked seeing a stewardess in a skirt and looking particularly feminine. Not surprised Virgin is the trail blazer on this one. The end is near if the Asian airlines follow.
 
Matt3B said:
Foolsgo1d said:



What a fucking fairy!

News just in: all Virgin flights to the Middle East are cancelled. :laugh:

Here's the Islamic version of Air traffic control:



Did you notice the faggot one is the only one that shows both arsecheeks? The women are side on. What are they trying to say?

Isn't it a given that most male cabin crew are faggots?
 

saner

Sparrow
Wait. Where is the transgendered one?

Shouldn't there be one stabbing another too?

And I could be wrong but aren't there more Pakistani, Hindu and Asians than blacks there too? Are they represented?

None of them look 'differently-abled' either.

Oh, and those are all slim, fit people. Where is the yoga pants land whale one with bad teeth and purple hair?

Of course I think this is all ridiculous, but how soon until one of the above makes a huge stink about not being represented?
 
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