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Woolworths Forgot To Put Tasmania On An Australian Map Hat

20/01/2016 9:54 AM AEDT | Updated January 20, 2016 09:54
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Some Australians might laugh about removing Tasmania from the great land we call "Australia," but supermarket giant Woolworths just made an executive decision and did it themselves.

Woolies is under fire for a hat, released as part of its Australia Day merchandise range, which leaves the Apple Isle off a map of the country.

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Where's Tassie?

Tasmanians should be used to being dropped off the Australian map, having been left off maps many times in the past -- there's even an entire Wikipedia article devoted to the trend, which claims "such omissions often provoke outrage from Tasmanians".

The outrage is truly happening over on Woolworths' Facebook page, where customers are not happy.

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Although, other Woolworths customers had other targets for their outrage:

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And this guy just seemed a bit lonely and worried:

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A spokesperson for Woolworths said the hat would be removed from sale, after the error was noticed.

“Woolworths is aware of the issue and in the process of withdrawing the product from our supermarket shelves,” a statement read.

Tassie, of course, has been left off maps of "Australia" before. The Mercury newspaper in Tasmania detailed a long history of such slights in 2014, including Tasmania being left off maps on Commonwealth Games swimming costumes, a line of Shapes biscuits in the shape of the country, and an official state logo for South Australia.

“I am a fiercely proud Tasmanian and, like all Tas­manians, I want the world to know about our island home,” Premier Will Hodgman said in 2014.

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