This may not be gaming news, but it fits in with the typical trend happening in all walks of life that are being affected by the ongoing scourge of the Intersectional Inquisition. Following up on feminists forcing Formula One to fire grid girls and forcing the Professional Darts Corporation to fire the walk-on models, car manufacturers were next in line to be targeted and pressured into firing their booth babes at car shows.
Bloomberg is reporting that South Korean car manufacturer Ssangyong Motor has fired its traditional booth babes and will replace them with male and female hosts dressed in sportswear.
Lexus, Toyota, Fiat, and Chrysler terminated contracts with female fashion models, putting them out of work at the car show events.
Companies like Nissan also stated that they would be ditching the “booth babes”, with Nissan spokesperson, Sara Jenkins, saying…
“Times have changed. It makes more sense to use product specialists because we’re selling cars.”
Maserati, Jeep and Alfa Romero have decided to add male models to their displays and to bar the female models from wearing sexy outfits.
Lamborghini, Renault, and Peugeot are also ridding their display of booth babes, opting for informed “hosts” instead who are both male and female. Peugeot spokesman Pierre-Oliver Salmon told Bloomberg via e-mail…
“Visitors to the Geneva auto show will be welcomed on the PSA booth by male and female hosts whose mission will be to inform them. PSA Group won’t convey a degrading image of anyone, neither of women or men.”
The article states that this is in response to the #MeToo movement, which seems kind of odd given that the movement was about sexual harassment and assault, and was mostly themed around untold events happening behind the scenes in Hollywood.
Nevertheless, just like with the Formula One case and the PDC decision, not everyone is happy about women being put out of work in order to appease the current feminist movement to get women fired as models.
Another girl I know is a model making over $10k USD/event selling signed posters and photos with fans. I’m sure it was totally sexist and oppressive for her to make all that money though. She is a single mom too. #metoo #nocarbabes
— ThingsGotStabby (@GiantTigerCat) March 1, 2018
— Screams at the Abyss (@RnjthRjsh) February 8, 2018
Even still, after feminists worked hard to get models fired from a number of other industries, it’s not surprising that the “booth babes” and fashion models featured at car shows would be next.
(Thanks for the news tip Migi)