It goes without saying that liberalism and logic don’t mix well.
It’s sort of like oil and water.
So when leftists attempt to make impassioned arguments for their inclusive agenda, they often accidentally exclude any modicum of reason and sensibility.
So it comes really as no surprise when Dutch-based KLM Airlines jumped on the bandwagon this week in support of Amsterdam’s annual Gay Pride parade, it backfired in a big way.
They tweeted an ad showing multiple combinations of rainbow-colored airline seatbelts with the tag “It doesn’t matter who you click with.”
The obvious problem, of course, is that it DOES matter quite a bit how you click the belts.
Only one way works; the others — in the event of an airline emergency — will leave you injured or dead.
Here’s more from Redstate…
Each year, on the first weekend in August, Amsterdam holds a gay pride parade. Obviously, this is nothing new. Many large cities around the world hold similar, annual celebrations.
In a show of support for the 2017 pride weekend, Royal Dutch Airlines combined LGBT + airline safety in one #PrideAmsterdam ad.
Only. . . they got it horribly, horribly wrong.
— Royal Dutch Airlines (@KLM) August 5, 2017
Well, actually, it does matter who you click with when you’re sitting on a plane, about ready to take off into the wild blue yonder.
- If you choose rainbow belt combination #1, and the plane you’re in experiences turbulence or something worse, you will be grotesquely injured and/or killed.
- If you choose rainbow belt combination #2, and the plane you’re in experiences turbulence or something worse, you will be grotesquely injured and/or killed.
- The only safe option is rainbow belt combination #3. By connecting the opposite ends of the belt, you will be secured in your airplane seat, and will be following proper safety protocol.
I get the schtick they’re going for, but it is one of the stupidest ads I’ve ever seen for any agenda. It just doesn’t make sense. More than anything, it’s amusing. Some marketing executives sat around a table, dreamed up the absurd picture, believed themselves to be clever and so “with the times”, and sent it off into the far reaches of the internet.