TechRadars article Techradar – New ‘rampant’ style ‘tummy tuck’ lamp has gone viral on the internet.
A couple of people on the Australian social media platform Reddit started an online petition calling for the lamp to be removed from the wall of the Victorian town of Marrickville, where the lamp was installed.
“This is a classic example of the trend of ‘tumbling’ and ‘pushing down’ the body,” one of the petitioners, who goes by the username Babs, wrote.
“The Tummy Tuck is an old-fashioned, one-piece lamp, meaning it is designed to wrap around the lower part of the torso, so as to keep the lower half of the body out of the way of the wind.”
While there are more than two million Tummy Tulks on the Internet, the one above is still the most popular.
The thread on Reddit attracted more than 2,200 signatures.
“I have had my own Tummy tucks for years, and always thought the idea of using them to protect the body was cute,” one commenter wrote.
But the lamp is controversial and some people say it is not a good idea.
“It does cause more harm than good,” one person wrote.
Another person wrote: “You can’t just pull the hood over your head and expect to be safe.”
One person commented on Reddit: “This guy needs to be arrested for the tucking up of the whole community.”
The Tummy tulke is an older style of lamp, and was first popularised in the 1970s.
“Tumblers have been around for decades and still have a lot of tradition in Australia,” a member of the town’s council told ABC News.
“People have had tumblers for years and still do.”
Mr Clements said the council was considering whether to take legal action.
“We are currently looking into it,” he said.