Social media video a ‘bit of fun’
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 re- porters 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.
CLIP DELETED: Prime Minister Scott Morrison (left, pictured with Liberal Party candidate for Wentworth Dave Sharma yesterday) said the party was just trying to connect ‘honestly’ with people.