During my blog hiatus earlier this year, I made a note of a few things I wanted to blog about. While this isn’t timely, I still think it’s worth talking about 🙂
If you aren’t aware, back in May Australia went to the polls for our federal election. Don’t worry, this isn’t about politics, rather, about the way Aussies went to vote…without pants. There is a reason why hundreds turned out, pantless, to vote – even though election day was cool and wet across a lot of Australia.
Aussie swimwear brand Budgy Smuggler put a social media call out the week prior encouraging people to “exercise their constitutional right to vote without pants on”. The company offered a free pair to anyone voting without pants and posting a photo with the hashtag #SmugglersDecide.
Australia didn’t disappoint.
“We thought maybe one or two would do it … hundreds have turned out,” Budgy Smuggler owner Adam Linforth said. “It’s going to be an expensive day for Budgy Smuggler.” (If you are wondering, they honoured their promise.)
Before we get to the photos, just in case you were wondering, a budgie smuggler is Aussie slang for a male speedo style swimmer, called that because it looks like they’re smuggling budgies in there 😉
Aussie larrikinism at its finest. Love it.
Would you vote with no pants?
Photos from news.com.au.