The 41-year-old country star gave his wife, Caroline, two adorable baby kangaroos for Christmas, but has now been called out on social media for his decision.
"2 Live Roo and Roo Tang Clan are living their best life. ???Seriously...real names are Margo and Todd. They are adjusting perfectly are beyond sweet and precious. #brettsbarn #christmasvacation #margoandtodd," wrote Caroline on her Instagram post, which the "Kick the Dust Up" crooner reposted.
Meanwhile, PETA released a statement on Friday calling out the singer for gifting the exotic animals.
"Baby kangaroos belong in their mothers’ pouches, not in gift bags. These joeys have complex needs, including specialized diets and room to roam -- they are not toys and will only become more difficult to care for as they grow older," the statement reads. "PETA is calling for an investigation into where these kangaroos came from and stands ready to help Luke Bryan right this wrong and move these vulnerable marsupials to a reputable sanctuary."
People on social media are also expressing their opinions on the kangaroos, with many disappointed in Luke's decision and others humoring him.
"I hope you have on employ a professional zookeeper that at least knows what they are doing," a fan wrote on Luke's post. "What you are doing is promoting cruelty to animals!"
"Google 'exotic pet trade cruelty' please and do the right thing, give these animals up to a sanctuary," another Instagram follower commented.
Luke Bryan gave his wife two baby kangaroos for Christmas. I’m super curious what someone does with a kangaroo as a pet, let alone two.. those things are vicious. If you have a pet kangaroo success story HMU.
Luke had previously shared on Instagram that the kangaroos were the latest addition to their Brett's Barn, a farm he and his wife created after their niece, Sadie Brett, died in early 2017. The barn, which houses all sorts of rescue animals, is also a foundation that raises awareness for congenital heart disease and Down Syndrome. Luke works with local charities to bring kids out to see the animals at the barn.