A butcher from the Northern Territory who provoked outrage after he was photographed naked handling sausages apologized and promised to leave the region immediately.
The man was fired after he uploaded the spicy photo to social networks on Friday and then asked three stores to remove all meat products awaiting an investigation.
In the photo, which was allegedly taken at a Kalkarindji slaughterhouse, the naked butcher is seen wearing nothing more than an apron and a hat with his naked buttocks on display.
A butcher from the Northern Territory (pictured) who provoked outrage after being photographed naked while handling sausages apologized and promised to leave the region immediately
After his dismissal, the man told ABC News that he was deeply saddened by his "momentary trial," saying that the photo was meant to be a little funny.
He regretted his decision to take the photo and said he had the 'maximum respect'. by the people of the First Nations of Australia, their culture and knowledge.
"I can only offer my sincere and sincere apologies to all those affected by my inconsiderate behavior," said the butcher.
As a result of the violent reaction, the man also promised to leave the region "in force immediately," saying he regretted the "pain and disappointment" he caused.
"I have always strived to provide the best service and high quality products to the local community," said the man.
The traditional owner of Kalkarindji and Aboriginal Corporation spokesman Gurindji Rob Roy told ABC News that the photo showed no respect for people living in the region.
When the news that the butcher had nothing was known, supermarkets and local schools were ordered to remove all the products supplied by the butcher from their shelves.
When the news of the photo became known, the supermarkets and the local school were ordered to remove all the meat products supplied by the butcher.
The Department of Primary Industries of the Northern Territory also confirmed that it was investigating the matter to ensure the safety of the people in the local community.
After he promised to leave the region, the butcher said the incident in no way reflected his practices, his colleagues, his employer or the industry in general.
He said he decided to stop respecting "everyone involved", although he added that he would definitely return if he had the opportunity to do so.
"I've really enjoyed my time here, and it's a very sad day for me and my family to leave under these circumstances," the man said.
Daily Mail Australia contacted the Department of Primary Industries of the Northern Territory for comments.
The Department of Primary Industries of the Northern Territory also confirmed that it was investigating the issue to ensure the safety of the products in the local community