'Just not OK': Scott Morrison's unusual hip hop Twitter blunder

Lawrence Kim
September 14, 2018

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has again responded to criticism of the unusual Fatman Scoop video his team posted on social media last night, telling reporters in Sydney that using the track Be Faithful was the wrong call - and admitting he hasn't finished his quest to connect to everyday Australia.

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.

The suggestive lyrics were not included in the brief video, but the full song contains six uses of the word "f**k".

The section posted on Mr Morrison's social media accounts was not explicit: "You got a hundred dollar bill, get your hands up!"

He captioned the video "QT was on fire today ..." When I found out, I asked the team to take it down.

Scott Morrison has since put his hand down, and deleted the tweet.

Mr Morrison deleted the tweet later on Thursday evening - but not before the video was widely mocked on social media.

It social media into a meltdown, with one user claiming the country was being "run by a 13-year-old".

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.

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

The original exchange in Question Time involved Mr Morrison asking his colleagues who had worked in small businesses or the private sector, in a bid to highlight ideological differences between the Government and the Labor Party.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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