Kidman and the Didgeridoo Taboo
- Kidman and the Didgeridoo Taboo
Nicole Kidman could be left unable to have more children after playing a didgeridoo.
The actress appeared on German TV blowing into the traditional Australian instrument while promoting her latest film ‘Australia’, but Aborigine folklore warns that women who play the didgeridoo could become infertile.
Aborigine language teacher Richard Green warned: “People are going to see Nicole playing it and think it’s all right. But it will mean she has no more children. It is not meant to be played by women as it will make them barren.”
Alan Madden – a cultural officer with Sydney’s Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council – thinks Australian star Nicole and the film’s director Baz Luhrman should have known better – particularly after filming the epic movie on location in the outback of Australia, and using Aboriginal actors in the film.
He said: “I presume she doesn’t know of the taboo, otherwise she wouldn’t be playing it.
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