Published: Fri, September 14, 2018

Scott Morrison: Australia PM puts hands up over 'not OK' lyrics

Scott Morrison: Australia PM puts hands up over 'not OK' lyrics

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has apologised for a freaky video his office posted on social media, edited to showing him rousing his troops to the soundtrack of a well known United States hip hop tune that glorifies money and casual sex.

Mr Morrison posted an 11-second clip of Question Time that showed Coalition MPs raising their hands in unison, set to the rap track Be Faithful by Fatman Scoop.

Curiosity surrounding the video turned to ridicule as social media users posted the full lyrics to the song, which includes the phrase "who fuckin' tonight?".

Mr Morrison deleted the tweet later on Thursday evening - but not before the video was widely mocked on social media. "You got a hundred dollar bill, get your hands up!" When I found out, I asked the team to take it down. "Apologies", Mr Morrison tweeted.

The song, Be Faithful, was a huge hit in the early 2000s and reached number five in the ARIA charts in Australia after its release in 1999.

While those lyrics may prove fairly innocuous, the rest of the song's more sexual themes raised concerns over what message the Prime Minister's office was trying to send.

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

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.

The clip was accompanied by a caption that read (and I apologise in advance for this): "QT was on fire today", followed by the fire emoji.

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