Only blondes and females allowed



Source: Sky News

Vocabulary:
  • brands
  • stunning models
  • range from....to
  • the jury is out
  • latest venture
  • a blonde wig
  • fair share
  • how it will go down
  • at an early stage

What do you think of the idea?




Previous article (BBC) on blondes in Lithuania.

Comments

Natalia said…
aggggggggggg
I am sure you put this post to make me feel outraged!!!! And you are right!!! How can't the stupid blonde see that it's clearly discrimination if they only hire hot blondes to sell things? I am sure that the CEO of this company is not a sexy blonde but a small and ugly old pervert!
And before you say anything, I would think the same things if it was the case with only brunettes!
Graham said…
It did occur to me that you'd have a strong opinion on this.

I don't see the problem with it. People are hired all the time because of the way they look.

At least brunettes can apply to work for this firm if they wear a blonde wig. That's fair, isn't it?!
Montse said…
I don't know what to think about that news. On the one hand the idea seems me ridiculous and on the other hand to be surronded only by a kind of people must be a bit boring.
Really, it is like the employee wears an uniform, in this case a blonde wip.
Natalia said…
Ok, it's exactly as discriminatory to blondes as to brunettes! I mean, the discrimination here is because of the gender and the look, not because of the hair colour (even if I believe it's stupid to think that blondes are hotter than brunettes). They forget that women also do go on vacation and eat pizza! Why isn't there any blond man in this company?
Graham said…
Montse:

I'm sure that many men would disagree with you about being surrounded by blondes being boring.

NOT ONLY DOES THE IDEA SEEM RIDICULOUS, IT must ALSO be a bit boring.

Really, it is AS IF the employee wears A UNIFORM.

on one hand...on the other hand = contrasting ideas

Some words beginning with vowels don't take "an":

a euro

a university

a unique place

a UFO

(when the "an + u" make a "ñ" sound)
Graham said…
Natalia:

Apparently the Maldives has a law requiring 50% of staff to be local and this company is going to comply with it. That's why they are getting non-blondes to wear wigs.

What will make you even more pleased is that the resort is going to be shaped like a gigantic high-heeled shoe. LOL



IT'S JUST AS discriminatory to blondes AS IT IS to brunettes!
Anonymous said…
The only interest I found in the article, it’s the company benefit. Now I know there is a Lithuanian famous brand called “XXX”, I also remember some friends telling us about the beauty of the country.
If one day I’m visiting the country, I’m sure I would not resist the idea of telling to my husband “ Ah! I remember I read in Graham blog an article about this company project of build up a resort in the Maldives just with blonde women staff even with wigs” when I see the pizza and then I’m not sure if would say I don’t want to buy any “XXX” pizza or I would just laugh .
Merino
Graham said…
Hi "Merino"

The only interest I found in the article IS the BENEFIT TO THE COMPANY. Now I know there is a FAMOUS, Lithuanian brand called “XXX”. I also remember some friends telling us about the beauty of the country.

If one day I VISIT the country, I’m sure I would not resist the idea of SAYING to my husband “ Ah! I remember I read in Graham'S blog an article about this company project TO BUILD a resort in the Maldives just with blonde women staff, even with wigs” when I see the pizza. Then I’m not sure if I WOUL SAY THAT I don’t want to buy any “XXX” pizza or I would just laugh .

I am sure that all this publicity in the media has done nothing but good for the company.

See you tomorrow. Remember to leave a short note for every post that you read.
Alida said…
Oh my God!
I prefer believe that it is only a marketing tool ... however I don't understand what is the principal objective of Olialia's company with this campaign.
In the other link the Olialia's blonde managing director says "she wants to break the stereotype that blonde women are less intelligent"...I don't believe it because I seem to remember that one girl says that "to be blonde woman" is one of the requirement of the company and is similar to wear a specific uniform, e.g. like a flight attendant uniform on a plane. Perhaps I don't understand well the context of the audio but the comment of the girl isn't very clever ... isn't the objective of Olialia's Company, is it?
Graham said…
Hi Alida!

Would you be just as outraged if the company only employed blond men?

I think it's all just a harmless bit of fun and the comapny exists because there is demand.


I PREFER TO believe that it is only a marketing tool ... however I don't understand what THE principal objective of THE Olialia company IS with this campaign.
In the other link THE blonde managing director OF OLIALIA says "she wants to break the stereotype that blonde women are less intelligent"...I don't believe it because I seem to remember that one girl says that "to be A blonde woman" is one of the REQUIREMENTS of the company and is LIKE WEARING a KIND OF uniform. Perhaps I don't understand THE context of the audio WELL but the comment of the girl isn't very clever ... WHICH isn't the objective of THE Olialia Company, is it?


What does Jesús think? :-)