Because a check truly is a check and weekly crates of Botox don’t come cheap, Her Majesty (copyright: Julia Roberts) Nicole Kidman recently started shilling for Middle Eastern airline Etihad Airways. Unfortunately, The Hollywood Reporter says that in doing so, she’s pissed off a thing called the APFA – the Association of Professional Flight Attendants.
According to the APFA, working for Etihad sucks; they claim that Etihad has fired flight attendants for getting knocked up and forces them to live in confined compounds. So once the APFA discovered that Nicole Kidman was click-clacking for Etihad, they sent out a statement swatting at her for accepting money from an airline that sort of sounds like the Scientology of the sky.
In response, Etihad hissed back that they have a ton of job applications from people who want to be Etihad flight attendants, and added “Our commitment to the welfare, safety and well-being of the diverse group of men and women who have worked so hard to make Etihad Airways great is one of our airline’s top priorities.” A rep for Nicole Kidman didn’t say shit.
If I’ve learned anything in this life, which is very little because most of my brain cells are busy remembering old episodes of Mama’s Family, it’s that you do NOT piss off your flight attendant. Just ask Heather Cho! Besides, why would you want to get in bad with the good people who bring you nuts and booze?
Here’s Nicole hustling for Etihad last month in the UAE, as well as more of Nicole looking like the definition of “This ice isn’t cold enough. I want to speak to your supervisor. Well, then I want to speak to the pilot.”