The Australian Museum has defended allowing a man in women’s lingerie to play with Lego next to children, after one woman slammed it as “disgusting”.
The Australian Museum in Sydney has defended offering a “safe place where everyone feels welcome” after a man wearing women’s lingerie was photographed playing with Lego next to children.
The photos were taken at a “Nights at the Museum” event in April and were shared to Twitter by a user with the handle @SydneyRadfem earlier this month.
They show a man wearing black fishnet stockings, pink boots and women’s underwear, sitting with another person wearing a top hat, playing with Lego blocks surrounded by young children.
“You let a male in fetish gear play in the kids Lego pit during the school holidays,” the woman said. “When I spoke to security they said they could do nothing and pointed me to the organiser. He’s sitting there with his full package out. Disgusting!”
The woman’s account appears to have since been deleted.
One Twitter user wrote, “Man in fetish clothes wants to play with children and the museum are too chicken to remove him. I’m shocked that the parents didn’t pick him up by the hair and kick him into next week. He was poking the hornet’s nest.”
Another said, “Back in the day I worked on an adventure playground, and this herbert would have been ejected from it in double quick time.”