Writers at The Standard certainly did, and they are taking Emirates Airlines to task for contradicting its policy of inclusion.
In 2017, Emirates publicly stated that, “as a multicultural global company, Emirates does not discriminate against people of any race, religion or sexual orientation. Diversity is a foundation of our brand.”
But, while several airlines censor content, The Standard points out that although you aren’t allowed to see Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer kiss in Killing Eve, you can see Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts get romantically semi-nude in Notting Hill. And, they argue, choosing to censor LGBTQ+ content while leaving in the hetero stuff is contradictory to their inclusive stance.
Meanwhile, a spokesperson for Emirates has responded to say that while they acknowledge that those scenes were censored, they weren’t the ones who did the censoring:
“Emirates does not have rights to edit any licensed movie or TV content, as we acquire content produced by the studios and distributors. Emirates acquires mostly theatrical unedited versions of content, but as a family friendly airline serving an international audience, where there is excessive violence, sex, nudity or language, we opt to license the edited versions created by the studios/distributors.”
But should they feel obligated to do something about it?
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