China Eastern Denies Flight Attendant Orgy (Despite Video)

A purported airline crew sex tape circulating on Chinese social media site Weibo has been banned by the government. The last several years have somewhat disproven the adage that ‘the internet interprets censorship as damage and routes around it’ but a sex video finds a way to get out and this one is still available.

China Eastern is denying the tape involves “at least six naked flight attendants having sex and dancing in Madrid.” According to a statement attributed to the airline the people depicted don’t work for the carrier, and the venue is Africa not Spain — and the video is being shared as an attack on the state-backed carrier in which Delta owns a stake.

[The video] show naked men and woman having sex while a television flashes in the background.

Tweets of the videos mention China Eastern by name in the captions.

‘Eastern Airlines 6p’ and ‘Eastern Airlines’ are the top searches on Weibo according to Free Weibo.

…’China Eastern’ is the second-most censored term on Weibo behind eye-rolling reporter Liang Xiangyi, Medium reported.

I’m not sure why it matters whether it depicts China Eastern crew or not. I understand crew acting in ways that reflect poorly on the airline or generating controversy while in uniform but here the people on the video very much aren’t in uniform.

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Comments

  1. This reminds me of that Sopranos episode… the girls from Icelandair…. “we are from Reykjavik,” – Tony: “If you do that, you’ll be cleaning it up yourself…” So classic.

  2. @Kalboz: sharp eyes! As a matter of fact, the Daily Mirror says this took place in Thailand. Quote:

    “…China Eastern airline denies a group of its flight attendants enjoyed a wild orgy at an exclusive spa in Thailand after raunchy sex tapes started circulating online.”

    Something missing from this story.

  3. Even if it’s true, so what? They’re all adults and not working or in public. Can’t we just judge people for what they say or do publicly?

  4. @KimmieA

    The writing on TV actually says “Dance 2017” in Thai language which is probably the Karaoke DVD playing at the many mega Karaoke/soapy/massage places at Bangkok’s Ratchadapisek district.

  5. It’s just an “orgy” video, with no evidence linking it to any particular airline (or company). I think it’s poor taste of you to relay apparent rumors…

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