Freedom for furry, Kangaroo testicles! 

Tourism Australia has landed itself in some jolly tepid water after pixilating out the wedding tackle of Weatherdale Wildlife Park’s exhibitionist joey, Barry on its Facebook page. 

Big Baz, as the kangaroo is affectionately known (with pretty good reason too) was originally snapped in a pose of the utmost relaxation – on his back, arms neatly folded, ballbag flapping gently in the breeze. A more Australian image you couldn’t get. 

The response to TA’s August 16th Facebook post of Big Baz and his pixelated scrotum was such that the government authority felt the need to release a statement about the incident. 

“Anybody who’s familiar with our Facebook page, knows we like to have a bit of fun with our posts, and when Featherdale Wildlife Park sent us this cracker of a photo we just couldn’t resist sharing it with our fans in all of its magnificent glory… Or nearly all!”

While most people seem to have seen the funny side, some social media users are still (I apologise in advance for this) hopping mad about the whole thing. 

One chap on Facebook, who is quoted on the Huffington Post‘s weird news page said: ‘That’s kinda ridiculous it being censored. Yet ppl can post animals being lit on fire… society is nasty.’ A post which garnered an outrageous 47 likes.

Where’s the Facebook page full of on fire animals? Actually, I’ll nip this in the bud right now – I definitely don’t want to know. 

Another user claimed that it was ‘ridiculous’ that Tourism Australia had ‘blurred the reproductive organs’ of an animal before questioning what kind of ‘sickos’ out there were getting their sexual jollies from an image of a kangaroo’s scrotum? 

My answer to that question is simple, there’s probably loads of them. They’re probably huddled in some darkened corner of their parent’s basement right now; their faces jaggedly lit by their laptop screen, tissues at a safe but reachable distance… The horror, the horror! 

Calm down Facebook eco warriors, if you want to see Big Baz hanging out, head over to the Featherdale Wildlife Park‘s Facebook page.

Image: Tourism Australia