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Zoo magazine sticks one last finger up to its critics for final edition


By John Glenday, Reporter

October 13, 2015 | 1 min read

Australian lads mag Zoo Weekly has stuck one last finger up to its critics for its last ever edition after suffering declining sales and a succession of controversies.

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The provocative cover depicts a middle finger poking through the Zoo logo with the headline ‘sticking it up the prudes one final time’.

The final edition brings to a close one of Australia’s most irreverent magazines which regularly stirred outrage with its politically incorrect positions, including an infamous issue commemorating the centenary of Australia’s involvement in WW2 with a cover photo of a model holding a poppy like a penis.

In 2012 the magazine again came under fire after launching a hunt for ‘Australia’s hottest asylum seeker’.

This aggression continues in the titles editorial where the editor dedicated to: “The shouty killjoys who’ve spent years telling us -– and you — that we're horrible people because we like beautiful women and taking the piss out of just about anything."


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