We’re sure it wasn’t intentional, however, a new pro-gay Twitter ad for KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has backfired as the company tried to pay tribute to Gay Pride events taking place in Amsterdam.
The ad shows three sets of seat belts. The first consists of two “female” ends. The second pairs two “male” ends. The third depicts a male with a female.
The online consensus is that the “straight” seat belt option is the only pairing that actually works.
Online comments were quick to point out that if a passenger’s seat were outfitted with double male or double female ends, the plane would not even be allowed to fly because of the safety hazard presented to that one passenger and that the only chance of surviving a crash is buckling up the heterosexual way.
“The statement we made with the image showing rainbow-coloured safety belts is simply a metaphor that celebrates diversity,” wrote KLM spokesperson Koen van Zijl a statement to Fox News. “Safety for all passengers remains our primary priority. All passengers are required to use standard safety belts on KLM flights.”
— Royal Dutch Airlines (@KLM) August 5, 2017