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"You were never supposed to see this Bare Fare" - Airline causes online outrage with hacking scandal promotion

Published 05/09/2014 | 09:38

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American Airline 'Spirit Airlines' have drawn the wrath of Twitter with a promotion which made light of the celebrity 'nudes' hacking scandal.

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The email promotion with the subject line "Our Selfie leaked too", made several references to the recent mass celebrity hacking scandal.

"We feel naked; you were never supposed to see this Bare Fare! It was meant for a special someone (who isn't you)".

The promotion describes their deals as "all over the Internet for you to take advantage of... scandalous!"

It continued "We thought the cloud was our friend, y'know, because we spend so much time flying with 'em", a clear reference to the fact the hacked 'nudes' were stored in iCloud.

 But now our private prices are on display!"

The included image was one of a topless woman covering her chest with her arms.

Twitter users were not amused by the promotion. One said "I truly hate them" with another stating "I'll never consider flying this airline again".

"Your objectification of women is not a joke. #Imnotbuyingit".

Sprint Airlines have yet to comment.

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