A LinkedIn put up by Capital A CEO Tony Fernandes.
Tony Fernandes | LinkedIn
The pinnacle of low-cost airline AirAsia has deleted a social media put up apparently displaying him taking a enterprise assembly whereas topless and receiving a therapeutic massage after it sparked heavy criticism.
Tony Fernandes wrote in a LinkedIn put up accompanying the image on Monday: “Obtained to like Indonesia and AirAsia tradition that I Can [sic] have a therapeutic massage and do a administration assembly.”
He mentioned the therapeutic massage had been recommended by a colleague.
Social media customers have been fast to criticize the put up, with many saying it might make staff uncomfortable and was extremely inapproriate. Some expressed bemusement that he would share it publicly, as others mentioned it confirmed a scarcity of PR vetting.
“So unprofessional and disrespectful,” wrote one person on social platform X, previously often called Twitter.
Fernandes is chief govt of Malaysia-based Capital A Berhad, the Malaysia-based group behind AirAsia and different manufacturers. He acquired what was then a struggling low-cost airline from the Malaysian authorities in 2001 and has since constructed it into a serious regional participant flying to greater than 150 locations throughout 25 international locations.
His different ventures have included being the bulk shareholder of Queens Park Rangers Soccer Membership and founding the Caterham System One Staff.
He’s a frequest social media person and, because the furor, has posted twice extra on LinkedIn, whereas not referencing the therapeutic massage put up.
“I am no stranger to disaster and I consider it may solely make you stronger and wiser. And you already know who your folks and supporters are and who could be the primary to throw the stone,” he wrote in a LinkedIn put up Wednesday.
CNBC has contacted AirAsia and Fernandes for remark.