Mor­ri­son puts hands up over Fat­man Scoop use

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Aus­tralian PM Scott Mor­ri­son has apologised for post­ing a video on­line af­ter dis­cov­er­ing its sound­track - a fa­mous hiphop song - con­tained lyrics that were “just not OK”.

The 11-sec­ond video showed gov­ern­ment MPs rais­ing their hands in par­lia­ment. In the cap­tion, Mr Mor­ri­son praised his col­leagues as be­ing “on fire to­day”.

But so­cial me­dia users widely ex­pressed puz­zle­ment over its ac­com­pa­ny­ing song - Be Faith­ful, by US artist Fat­man Scoop.

The song has sev­eral ex­plicit lyrics. The sec­tion posted on Mr Mor­ri­son’s so­cial me­dia ac­counts was not ex­plicit: “You got a hun­dred dol­lar bill, get your hands up! You got a 50 dol­lar bill, put your hands up!”

But the post was ridiculed as “bizarre” by peo­ple on­line. Many pointed out that the song, re­leased in 1999, had ex­plicit lan­guage and sex­ual ref­er­ences.

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.

Scott Mor­ri­son set footage of MPs rais­ing their hands to a song by US artist Fat­man Scoop.

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