Sadly for those who have always wondered whether Prime Minister Scott Morrison is a Fatman Scoop fan, the truth is no closer.
The new Australian leader brought a storm of controversy his way after a video was posted to his Twitter account with a small portion of Fatman Scoop’s ‘Be Faithful’ dubbed over the top of footage from question time.
The attempt at tongue-in-cheek humour was perhaps always misguided, given the references to money in the selected verse (“You got a 100 dollar bill put your hands up” is a bit hard to relate to).
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However as many were quick to point out, there were other reasons why it probably wasn’t a great idea for the PM to be associated with such songs.
so here are the lyrics to the song feat in the video the pm just tweeted pic.twitter.com/oLEwVmC3tg
— Alice Workman (@workmanalice) September 13, 2018
Eventually, Morrison deleted the post from Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and sent out an apology saying he was unaware of the troublesome lyrics from the song which didn’t feature in the video.
The full lyrics of the song used in my earlier video from QT today were just not OK. When I found out, I asked the team to take it down. Apologies.
— Scott Morrison (@ScottMorrisonMP) September 13, 2018
So what to make of the whole affair?
All we can know for sure is – wherever he is, he might not have his hand up but Malcolm Turnbull will no doubt be smiling.