Australian PM Scott Morrison apologises for freaky social media video

Lewis Collier
September 15, 2018

On Thursday night, Morrison posted a video of Question Time on Twitter - backed with the iconic Fatman Scoop song "Be Faithful".

Discussing the short clip, which showed members of the Coalition raising their hands in Parliament to 2004 hit's hook, Morrison said "a bit of fun but it's quite clear that that's not a song that's on my playlist".

The prime minister tweeted an apology at 11.40pm, saying the "full lyrics" of the song were "just not okay".

The video was synchronised to show MPs raising their hands in response to the lyrics: "You got a hundred dollar bill, get your hands up!"

The original clip has resurfaced on dozens of Twitter accounts, showing many had downloaded copies in the hours it was live.

The suggestive lyrics were not included in the brief video, but the full song contains six uses of the word "f**k". When I found out, I asked the team to take it down.

Scott Morrison has his hand up.

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Put your hands up if you have had to get your staff to delete a poorly thought-out hip hop video from your personal Twitter account after a fairly boring Question Time.

"QT was on fire today", the Prime Minister tweeted with a fire emoji.

Some political observers said the post raised questions about whether Mr Morrison, who became prime minister three weeks ago, and his team were fully equipped for the top job.

But others dismissed such criticism as overblown, or saw a fun side.

Labor MPs were quick to join the mockery online.

Victorian MP Tim Watts replied to the video with a GIF of Elmo on fire, while SA MP Chris Picton posted a video of a shipping container on fire - both referencing Mr Morrison's "on fire" caption.

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