Anger over Ryanair’s plans for sex scene apps
Ryanair has come under fire over plans to develop apps that will allow passengers to watch adult film content during flights.
The budget airline wants to launch apps that passengers can log into via their iPads or smartphones and then pay to watch movies that include sex scenes.
Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary said: “I’m not talking about having it on screens on the back of seats for everyone to see. It would be on handheld devices.
“Hotels around the world have it, so why wouldn’t we?”
The airline is also considering apps for in-flight gambling.
Morality in Media (MIM) has reacted with anger to the plans. It is asking pro-family organisations based in Europe to contact Ryanair in opposition to the plans.
The US-based group’s President has advised travellers to avoid using Ryanair.
"We will stop this outrage before it gets started," said Dawn Hawkins, Executive Director of MIM.
"Ryanair, which hopes to expand its market to US destinations as well, is creating an unsafe environment for every individual who travels on their planes."
Hawkins continued: "Can you imagine how uncomfortable most women passengers and female flight attendants will feel with several men viewing pornography in the small space of an airplane?
"In an office workplace, this would constitute a clear case of sexual harassment."