Aussie actress Nicole Kidman has angered Aboriginal groups after playing a didgeridoo on a German television show.
The Oscar winner made an appearance on German show Wetten, Dass...? over the weekend and tried to play the instrument which, according to Aboriginal custom, women are forbiddden to play - claiming it makes them infertile.
Allen Madden, from Sydney's Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council, said Kidman's stunt was ill-advised.
"I presume she doesn't know, otherwise she wouldn't be playing it," he told the Sydney Morning Herald.
"But [I would have thought] the women on that set would have told her. Baz should know something about it, after working with those traditional fellas on the film."
Richard Green, an award-winning Aboriginal actor and screenwriter, was furious with the incident, saying it is "guaranteed" to make the actress infertile.
"People are going to see Nicole playing it and think it's all right," he told the newspaper.
"It bastardises our culture. I will guarantee she has no more children. It's not meant to be played by women as it will make them barren."
- NZ HERALD ONLINE