Cebu Pacific "safety dance" video makes it to CNN, Perez Hilton, Fox News, Huffington Post, Telegraph UK

The viral video of Cebu Pacific flight attendants doing the "safety dance" is now in the international spotlight.

The Youtube video of Cebu Pacific flight attendants doing the "safety dance" has over 4.5 million hits as of October 4, 8 a.m.

The viral video of Cebu Pacific flight attendants doing the "safety dance" is now in the international spotlight. CNN Anchor Anderson Cooper said in 360 Degrees on October 1 (US time), "I’ve got to say this is the point where I would have demanded to get off the airplane." In the same show, CNN Senior Correspondent Joe Johns said, "They’re having too much fun. Somebody’s got to file a complaint." Cooper agreed.

Other websites were more enthusiastic about the video. Entertainment blogger Perez Hilton wrote, "We love it! But are electronics supposed to be on that point in the flight?!" (Candice Iyog, Cebu Pacific’s Vice President for Marketing, told that the dance was demonstrated "at cruising altitude" and that the company "does not compromise safety.")

Fox 5 News called the dance "a new and entertaining way to demonstrate (to) passengers (how) to use their seatbelts and their lifejackets."

American Idol host Ryan Seacrest Tweeted about the dance set to the tune of Lady Gaga’s "Just Dance" and Katy Perry’s "California Gurls." He tagged the two singers in the tweet where he said, "gotta see this!" Lady Gaga and Katy Perry have not yet replied to his tweet as of October 4, 8 a.m. In Seacrest’s website, he wrote, "You can't help but love (the flight attendants’) enthusiasm and choreographed dance moves!"

Telegraph UK quoted a spokesman from the United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority: "Our general approach to safety announcements is that so long as the relevant information is imparted to passengers in an audible, understandable fashion, anything that gets more people to pay attention to this safety critical information is a positive thing as it could save their lives." Huffington Post noted that the Cebu Pacific dance is "one way to get passengers’ attention."


A supposed video of the flight attendants rehearsing the "safety dance."

In an article entitled "Coffee, Tea...Or Gaga?" Yahoo Music called the video "cute and funny." The article reads: "With the monotonic, Max Headroom-esque voice reciting Cebu’s safety instructions on top of the Lady and Katy songs, the effect is like one cool techno mashup. We wouldn’t be surprised if clever DJs start spinning the ’Cebu Megamix’ in Philippines airport lounges pretty soon."

Yahoo Music wondered about the source of the video that "makes for a better Cebu advertisement than any legitimate big-budget commercial could ever provide." The article questioned how the person who uploaded the Youtube video could have known to hit record just as the first notes of "Just Dance" were played. It concluded: "So yes, this was probably staged. But if so...who cares? Clearly the marketing execs over at Cebu are geniuses. And beside, these attendants are actually getting passengers to pay attention to safety demonstrations for once, and they’re making the skies just a little friendlier (and funkier). So everyone wins."

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