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Nicole Kidman Criticized for Working with 'Anti-Female' Airline

Nicole Kidman Criticized for Working with 'Anti-Female' Airline

Nicole Kidman is being criticized for taking on the role of Etihad Airways’ new face, which the Association of Professional Flight Attendants deems to be an anti-female airline.

“We urge you, on behalf of the women and girls that you spoke of so eloquently [on International Women's Day], not to play a part in promoting Etihad Airways, a company that imposes abusive labor practices on its female employees and whose sole owner is a government that stands against the very world that you imagine,” a statement from the group reads (via THR).

The airline has been accused of firing pregnant women and subjecting employees to confined living arrangements.

“The APFA – a union that represents 25,000 flight attendants, including nearly 19,000 female crewmembers – has long been a leading voice on the issue of discriminatory labor practices in our industry,” the group continued. “We would gladly welcome your voice to our effort.”

Etihad has responded by denying that pregnant women were fired and said that they “were inundated with requests from people for the opportunities Etihad Airways offers – with more than 260,000 who applied to join the airline from all over the world.”

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  • sky

    My god she is an actress doing a job, this is not a reflection of her beliefs.

  • Tom

    the latest entertainment news

  • Baseliner

    everyone jumps to conclusions nowadays

  • Robert Freeman

    Real story is union is anti-female and the bottom line is US airlines are worried Middle Eastern airlines will take away their profits. Not about Nicole Kidman at all.

  • aquarius

    The truth always comes out.

    As flight attendants with American Airlines, we would like to personally apologize to you for the behavior displayed by our union president, Laura Glading, this past week. Ms. Glading’s attack on your character as a contract spokesperson for Etihad Airways is unwarranted and unjustified.

    Please know Ms. Kidman that this media mishap has little to do with you as a spokesperson and everything to do with the fact that American Airlines, Delta Airlines and United Airlines (the “Big Three’”) are asking the United States government to amend the “Open Skies” agreement in an effort to limit Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways and Emirates’ (the “Gulf airlines”) access to the U.S. Market.