Son auctions off mother’s saucy snaps on Trade Me

July 6th, 2009 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI  

Wellington, Jul 6 (ANI): A teenager who wanted to annoy his mother is said to have posted photos of her in lacy underwear and suspenders on the auction site Trade Me.

Auckland student Michael had been in an argument with his mother Jennifer, after she instructed him to clear out the garage and sell unwanted items on Trade Me.

But instead of following her orders, the 18-year-old decided to get back at her by posting her pictures in an auction titled “5 naked photos of my mum”.

The pictures were removed by Trade Me a day after they were posted, and Michael once again posted a second set of “glamour photos”, but this time with his mother’s approval.

In the latest shots, she could be seen wearing more clothes, and the auction had more than 11,000 views before Trade Me removed it on July 3.

Michael said that the first auction was “a bit of a joke”, and that the second one was done with his mum’s approval.

“I did it a bit sneakily but she found out. At first she was pretty shocked, but then she went along with it. I just wanted a bit of extra cash, we’re not rich or anything,” the New Zealand Herald quoted him as saying.

Jennifer, 44, who didn’t want their surnames printed, was “pretty annoyed” when she found out.

“He was quite naughty … I thought ‘you cheeky little git’, but at least he’d been a bit creative about it,” she said.

But she was annoyed when Trade Me pulled the second set of photos, which had her approval.

“I insisted Michael show me first, the little bugger. They are quite artistic. There is nothing dodgy about them. They were taken by a family friend about eight years ago,” she said.

“I wanted 50 per cent of the sale, but more than that I miss the nice comments,” she stated.

Trade Me spokesman Jon Macdonald said that both auctions were pulled because of “inappropriate” photos.

“We don’t really want to be the place where people list photos of their mums in their underwear,” he added.

Michael was free to auction the glamour shots, but further auctions featuring underwear photos would be removed. (ANI)

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