‘WTF’: Aussie PM’s bizarre Twitter video deleted
SCOTT Morrison's apparent love of hip hop led to an embarrasing backflip last night.
Australia's new leader posted an out there and unusual video on Twitter, sending social media into a meltdown, with one user claiming the country was being "run by a 13-year-old".
The Prime Minister's 11-second clip from Question Time showed MPs raising their hands in synch, with the 2006 hip hop track Be Faithful by Fatman Scoop playing in the background.
He continued the youthful persona with an equally modern caption, saying QT was "on fire".
The video had been viewed more than 170,000 times before the PM deleted it, posting: "The full lyrics of the song used in my earlier video from QT today were just not OK. When I found out, I asked the team to take it down. Apologies."
For context, this is the video: pic.twitter.com/kqLpVqhnLW— Simon Cullen (@Simon_Cullen) September 13, 2018
Later parts of the song, not in the brief snippet posted by the PM, include expletives and sexual references.
And while many saw the humorous side to it, with some saying the "gold" clip was refreshing to see from a national leader, others branded it an "embarrassing" PR stunt and accused Mr Morrison of behaving like a teenager when he has more serious things to focus on.
MPs also started to weighed in as the original post went viral, with several Labor members using it as an opportunity to stick the knife in as the Libs deal with ongoing disasters following the leadership spill.
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.
So what do you think? A bit of daggy fun, or inappropriate from a prime minister? Here are some of the opinions from social media.
Watched the video and figured this was a parody account. Nope. We have at 13 year old running the country. Faaaaaaa— Mike Haydon (@MikeHaydon) September 13, 2018
Pity you don't have enough women on your side to reach the 2nd verse "Single ladies! I can't hear ya!— Pauline Pantsdown (@PPantsdown) September 13, 2018
Single ladies! Make noise!
Single ladies! I can't hear ya!
Single ladies! Make noise!"
R U Ok ScoMo?— Tygue Cleland (@tygcleld) September 13, 2018
You're the Prime Minster, act like it.— Stuart Palmer (@s_palm) September 13, 2018
This made me cringe so hard I turned inside out— Daniel Zennon 🍑🍔 (@dzennon) September 13, 2018