Tom Zanetti has horrified fans by posing with a fake gun in a controversial publicity stunt made to look like an armed robbery.
The DJ, 30, is promoting a new book and was seen holding up a copy of the novel as he posed for the picture with a dummy pistol in a corner shop.
In the picture, Zanetti was seen holding a gun at the check-out while reading a copy of Nine Foot Tall by Daz Courtney.
In the caption, he included a plug for the book but failed to explain the mocked up robbery scene.
However, he later returned to Instagram to hit back at critics who accused him of promoting gun crime with the tasteless stunt.
He wrote: "I am not promoting gun crime, before anyone starts getting deep and overly critical.
"I’m promoting the story in the fictional book. Millions of film covers, books and pictures of characters like Bond have pics of guns and more on them."
However, it was too much for many fans who slammed the star for sharing such a controversial image.
One wrote: "Looks like an armed robbery to people who don't know the book. Why even promote the storyline."
Another simply added: "Seriously" along with a despairing emoji.
The stunt is part of Zanetti's bizarre publicity campaign for the book.
In a previous post, she shared a picture of himself reading the book while simulating sex with his girlfriend.
Another showed him appearing to mock the devastating flooding that hit the country this week.
He was seen standing naked in a pool of water reading the book.
Zanetti wrote: "Even when the floods f**ked my night up I make time to read a chapter of ‘Nine Foot Tall’ sickest book I ever read."
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