Censored 'full-frontal' kangaroo photo sparks criticism on Facebook
Facebook has grown to be an ideal venue for oversharing -- from mundane shots of soon-to-be-eaten food, to the minutia of a trip to the laundromat written out as a full-blown stream of consciousness. However, the most revealing postings possible, that is to say of the naked form, are strictly forbidden.
In the hours and days following the posting of Big Baz "enjoying a lazy afternoon at Featherdale Wildlife Park", hundreds of followers chimed in with their objections to what many saw as a needlessly filtered view of nature's less-discussed designs.
Other commenters seemed to understand that the posting was intended to be humorous, not a sign that taboos over nudity had spilled into the rest of the Animal Kingdom:
"I thought it was censored to keep the underaged kangaroos from seeing it," wrote one.
Evidently, Tourism Australia lost a fair share of followers after the tongue-in-cheek photo, spurring a statement clarifying that it was all just "a bit of fun". Meanwhile, in a bid to quiet the mounting criticism over the censorship (from what appeared to be mostly fully-clothed commenters), Featherdale Wildlife Park opted to release an uncensored version of the photo.
Are you ready for it?
Seriously, you're about to see a 'naked' kangaroo.
Last chance to turn around!