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Zoo Weekly goes out in a blaze of glory – and a raised middle finger to its critics

Bauer Media’s now defunct lads mag Zoo Weekly has gone out with a bang, a fortnight after the publisher announced the closure of the struggling title.Zoo Weekly last edition

The cover features a raised middle finger. Inside, editor Shayne Bugden tells readers: “It’s for all the shouty killjoys who’ve spent years telling us – and you – that we’re horrible people because we like beautiful women and taking the piss out of just about anything.”

In the note, headlined “From the bloke who ruined Zoo”, he added: “I feel like the Tony Abbott of magazine publishing: a bloke who got a top job and f**ked it up before so much as three years had gone by.”


Zoo last edition

Indeed, taking the piss out of everything, even their own unemployment is what the Zoo Weekly team proceeded to do in the final edition.
Zoo going out with a bang

The mag had a quick look back at its favourite photo shoots….
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And continued to offend people with its joke section…

Sample: “Q: How many feminists does it take to change a lightbulb? A: That’s not funny!”


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It offered advice on how to become unemployed the right way…zoo how to become unemployed

And celebrated the people glad the magazine has been closed, including the likes of Shane Warne and Paul Rudd.people who hated zoopeople who hated zoo

For those missing the Zoo magazine it’s time to head to the pub.



True to its mission to offend, the title kept it up in the final issue, referring to a male model it had mistaken for a women as “shim”.

And it concludes with a made up philosophy quote. Of course.

Zoo Weekly final page


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