So­cial me­dia video a ‘bit of fun’

Fraser Coast Chronicle - - NATION -

PRIME Min­is­ter Scott Mor­ri­son has put his hand up and deleted a so­cial me­dia video us­ing a sex­u­ally charged song.

The 11-sec­ond clip from Ques­tion Time in par­lia­ment showed MPs rais­ing their arms sound-tracked to the 1999 club banger Be Faith­ful by US rap­per Fat­man Scoop. The sug­ges­tive lyrics were not in­cluded in the brief video, but the full song con­tains ex­ple­tives and ref­er­ences to ca­sual sex.

The clip was posted to Mr Mor­ri­son’s Twit­ter, Face­book and In­sta­gram ac­counts on Thurs­day and had thou­sands of likes and com­ments be­fore be­ing taken down. He told re­porters yes­ter­day it was a “bit of fun” and he will stick to lis­ten­ing to Aus­tralian singer Tina Arena.

“It’s quite clear that it’s not a song that’s on my playlist and I think I might stick to my reg­u­lar playlist,” Mr Mor­ri­son said.

“We’re just try­ing to con­nect hon­estly with peo­ple and some of the narcs will get a bit worked up about this sort of thing.

“I think peo­ple think politi­cians can take them­selves a bit too se­ri­ously at times.”

Af­ter delet­ing the video, Mr Mor­ri­son sent out an­other tweet close to mid­night apol­o­gis­ing for post­ing it fol­low­ing puz­zled and crit­i­cal com­ments.

Pic­ture: AAP

Prime Min­is­ter Scott Mor­ri­son (left, with Lib­eral Party can­di­date for Went­worth Dave Sharma), yes­ter­day said the party was just try­ing to con­nect ‘hon­estly’ with peo­ple.

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