Prime Minster Scott Morrison has removed his tweet from Thursday night upon receiving backlash on the edited clip.
The video featured Mr Morrison and the Coalition raising their hands in unison during his Question Time address.
The underlying themes and full lyrics of R&B rapper Fatman Scoop’s song hint at sexual references and explicit content.
Once Mr Morrison was advised of these issues the post was removed.
While the lyrics used in the clip were only a short snippet of the original song, social media was sent into a frenzy, questioning the professionalism of Mr Morrison.
The original tweet captioned “QT was on fire” was seen all over the Prime Minister’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram before it was removed Friday morning.
in case you missed it, here’s the video https://t.co/6P4sj9iaxV
— Alice Workman (@workmanalice) September 13, 2018
In a follow up tweet earlier today, Mr Morrison apologised for the video acknowledging the inappropriateness behind the original tweet.
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
Media users questioned the professionalism of Mr. Morrison and Australian politics, many wondering why a Prime Minster would waste their time posting the tweet and labelled the post a PR stunt.
The video was viewed more than 170,000 times on Twitter before being removed.
Marisa Sopcic is a third year Bachelor of Media and Communications (Journalism) student at La Trobe University. You can follow her on Twitter @marisa__kate
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