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AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes Seen Shirtless & Having A Massage During Meeting, Draws Flak From Netizens 

He lauded the AirAsia ethos that offers such adaptability.

AirAsia’s CEO, Tony Fernandes, recently stirred up a storm on LinkedIn after sharing a snapshot of his workday, which featured him receiving a massage shirtless during a virtual management meeting.

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While Fernandes aimed to spotlight AirAsia’s distinctive work culture and his admiration for the Indonesian practice of combining relaxation with work, the now-deleted post has instead sparked a wave of varied responses from the online community.

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Highlight the adaptability of the company

Detailing his taxing week, Fernandes mentioned how his colleague, Veranita, recommended a massage.

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Photo via LinkedIn/Tony Fernandes

He lauded the AirAsia ethos that offers such adaptability and also highlighted the company’s latest milestones, notably the completion of the Capital A structure.

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Draws flak from netizens

Yet, it was the accompanying photo of Fernandes getting a massage during the meeting that became the focal point of criticism from numerous netizens.

One user remarked, “Tony Fernandes inappropriate sir, You are a model for many, (of course not to me) At least wear a simple shirt while in a meeting. Good luck to Air Asia, one of my favorite airlines.”

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Another user jestingly commented, “Tony, when you said Air Asia had an open culture, I didn’t expect it to be THIS open…”

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Injecting some humor, a user declared, “Delighted to announce that I’ve had enough internet for the day.”

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Drawing from personal experience, another shared, “I took my shirt off during a management meeting and got fired.”

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The overarching sentiment from the comments underscores that, while many commend AirAsia’s progressive culture, there are certain lines that perhaps should remain uncrossed, particularly when symbolizing a global enterprise.

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