Amsterdam’s Pride Week celebration just wrapped up Sunday, but Royal Dutch Airlines made sure to lend its support with a #PrideAmsterdam tweet that, to a lot of people, seemed pretty clever for about a second and a half until reality set in.
Please ignore the haters, both passive and overt. Brilliant ad in tone, stance, and execution. Well done.
— Stacy F.S. Weitzner (@StacyWeitzner) August 5, 2017
Well, almost brilliant. The execution was great, but the real problems began at the conception stage (no pun intended).
That picture seems to indicate that it does matter, though.
— J Maez (@MamaMaez) August 7, 2017
When your attempt at #VirtueSignalling uses a metaphor that doesn't exactly help your argument. ???
— The Surly Viking ?? ?? (@surly_viking) August 7, 2017
Um if you use the top two seatbelts and the plane has turbulence, you could die. https://t.co/qu4FMpRtjh
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) August 7, 2017
That's a good illustration: as you can see two of those scenarios would result in someone's death in the case of an accident.
— David Betz (@DFBetz) August 7, 2017
Nice metaphor: two of those combinations are functionally useless.
— J.G. Petruna (@jgpetruna) August 7, 2017
2/3 of these things can't, you know, click.
— Federalist Musket?? (@Patriot_Musket) August 7, 2017
Lol. Only one of these might save you in crash. Not best analogy for equality.
— Tomas Hampsthwaite (@hampsthw1349) August 7, 2017
Seat belts only work one way and it ain't the first two.
— phoenixgirl (@phxazgrl) August 7, 2017
This a bad analogy lmao
— Michael Espinoza (@espinoz_picker) August 7, 2017
first two don't click… this is really stupid.
— Lucjan Kettler (@LucjanKettler) August 7, 2017
Apart from of course only one of those combinations is the correct one that will keep you safe
— Oly (@obennett007) August 7, 2017
What an idiotic advert. With airline belts it does indeed matter.
— AndreasP_RV (@AndreasP_RV) August 5, 2017
Ppl should demand the right to use any seatbelt combination they desire. How dare the airlines limit your preference
— Robin D Banks (@111707robin) August 7, 2017
Airline safety is just a social construct.
— Wopper (@tonyinatl) August 7, 2017
Ok, but only the bottom combination will function as intended by the designer to accomplish a specific purpose.
— C. Will Thompson (@csjhawk79) August 7, 2017
When you're trying to virtue signal, but your subconscious knows the truth…
— Ben Williams (@JadePhoenix13) August 7, 2017
Uh, guys. This gives the opposite message from what you were going for
— Never Decaf (@Espresso_Selfie) August 7, 2017
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Noted science expert Joyce Carol Oates absolutely BUTCHERS a simple Hindenburg analogy https://t.co/IitWzW0i8h
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 23, 2017