Australian news presenter's phallic jacket a viral hit

Photos of an Australian news presenter are being widely shared online as her jacket's pattern appears to form the outline of male genitals.

Channel 9's Samantha Heathwood wore the green piece of clothing with a cut around the neck and décolletage that some viewers found greatly amusing.

It's not the first time the jacket has been whipped out, either.

In 2016, Network 10 newsreader Natarsha Belling wore the "penis-shaped" item, which went viral at the time.

"Someone in the wardrobe department, probably: 'It's been a couple years, no-one will notice'," tweeted Sydney radio station Triple M.

Some social media users have labelled bringing back the jacket a "dick move", while others have leapt to the defence of Heathwood and Channel 9.

The Triple M tweet has gotten hundreds of likes, as has another tweet of Heathwood in the jacket from New Zealand's Dan News.

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