Christmas Island, a small Australian isle rich in biological diversity and not in much else, isn’t above making a bad joke to attract attention to its resources. The tourism board posted some pictures of the island’s attractions with the somewhat pedophiliac caption: “Some gorgeous shots here of some juvenile boobies.”

If you want to see them, here they are:


Christmas Island Tourism Association

There are red-footed boobies, brown boobies, and Abbott’s boobies — boobies in all shapes and sizes. You get the joke. It’s not particularly clever, but it’s not the worst joke ever made about boobies.

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Facebook did not think it was funny. The ads featuring the pictures were banned, and Facebook told the tourism board that it was the sexual language — “particularly the use of the word ‘boobies,'” the marketing manager says. And that’s where it stands. No boobies on Facebook.

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