If Luke Bryan isn’t careful he’s going to be huntin’, fishin’, and defending himself from online accusations of animal cruelty every day.
The country star has been under fire on Instagram since Christmas day when he posted a video of his gift to his wife — two baby kangaroos!
In the adorable vid (below), Caroline Boyer seems completely shocked and delighted by the Aussie animals:
Later, Caroline posted a pic of the joeys, named Margo and Todd, lounging by the fireplace:
2 Live Roo and Roo Tang Clan are living their best life. ├░┼╕ΓÇ¥┬Ñ├░┼╕ΓÇ¥┬Ñ├░┼╕ΓÇ¥┬ÑSeriously…real names are Margo and Todd. They are adjusting perfectly are beyond sweet and precious. #brettsbarn #christmasvacation #margoandtoddA post shared by Caroline Bryan (@linabryan3) on Dec 26, 2017 at 6:26pm PST
Um… but is this an example of animal cruelty?
A great many commenters seem to think so, especially those from Australia, where the marsupials are native. Here’s a small sampling:
“Those poor babies”
“What a total fuck wit! You ass hole! As an Australian who has worked at wildlife sanctuaries looking after kangaroos I can assure you they are not pets mate! Seriously or show trophies! You are a fucken joke!”
“Absolutely fucking disgusting. These marsupials should be with their respective mothers on acreage and not in fucking nappies given as pets├░┼╕╦£┬ñ├░┼╕╦£┬á├░┼╕╦£┬íNo Australian would even think of doing this. Surrender these sentients to a sanctuary”
“Do some research. Our Roos aren’t to be messed with. They can be fierce! They should not be pets!”
“Absolute disgrace. Kangaroos don’t belong in nappies and sure as hell don’t belong in your house. Ignorant animal abusing wanker. Clearly you have no idea about animals.”
“These Aussie native animals deserve better. They belong with their mums and in the bush, NOT at your house or in your fuckin animal barn u idiot. True animal lovers don’t do this sort of shit. ├░┼╕ΓÇÿ┼╜├░┼╕ΓÇÿ┼╜├░┼╕ΓÇÿ┼╜├░┼╕ΓÇÿ┼╜├░┼╕ΓÇÿ┼╜”
So are they just trying to turn these kangaroos into household pets?
Not exactly. If you’ll notice, Luke calls them “additions” to Brett’s Barn. In case you didn’t know, Brett’s Barn is the animal rescue shelter founded by Caroline, named after the couple’s baby niece Sadie Brett, who died earlier this year.
Here are some pics of shared by Caroline of the facility and the animals within:
Happy Birthday Love Bug!!! You are the best thing to ever happen to our family. Hope your day is as wonderful and fun as meeeeeeee!!!! ├óΓäó┬Ñ├»┬╕┬Å├óΓäó┬Ñ├»┬╕┬Å├óΓäó┬Ñ├»┬╕┬ÅA post shared by Caroline Bryan (@linabryan3) on Jul 17, 2017 at 1:50pm PDT
Bumble Bryan everybody!! Bumble…aka…”Bossy”…is another mini in Brett’s Barn. She’s fearless! Much to the dismay of the other animals, Bumble takes what she wants when she wants it….still working on taming that! My only guess for her aggressive behavior is a result from living in horrible conditions. Bumble was days away from dying, due to starvation. Thanks to @redemption_road_rescue , Bumble was rescued and nursed back to proper health. The pictures of Bumble (previously known as China) are extremely disturbing. I can’t believe my sweet mini once looked like the last picture. Thank you @redemption_road_rescue for your amazing work. Bumble will never know hunger/abuse again! She’s a fighter and very much loved! #brettsbarn #brightforbrettA post shared by Caroline Bryan (@linabryan3) on Aug 10, 2017 at 9:14pm PDT
This sweet little angel came to visit Brett’s Barn yesterday! GG and Jimmy Dean fell in love with little Luke…yes his name is Luke! Thank you for coming out. Such a great afternoon! Thank you @ellenboyer for the introduction! ├óΓäó┬Ñ├»┬╕┬Å #brightforbrett #brettsbarnA post shared by Caroline Bryan (@linabryan3) on Aug 21, 2017 at 8:04am PDT
I sincerely hope Jimmy Dean is practicing a yoga pose. Naughty little pig. ├░┼╕┬É┬╖├░┼╕ΓÇô┬É├░┼╕┬Å┬╗it! #brettsbarn #brightforbrettA post shared by Caroline Bryan (@linabryan3) on Aug 15, 2017 at 1:09pm PDT
It certainly seems like they’ll at least be in the hands of some real caring animal lovers. At the very least, they’re not being treated simply as “pets.”
Can the Bryan family raise two kangaroos?
What do YOU think??
[Image via Instagram.]