‘WTF’: Aussie PM’s bizarre Twitter video deleted


SCOTT Morrison's apparent love of hip hop led to an embarrasing backflip last night.

Australia's new leader posted an out there and unusual video on Twitter, sending social media into a meltdown, with one user claiming the country was being "run by a 13-year-old".

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.

He continued the youthful persona with an equally modern caption, saying QT was "on fire".

The video had been viewed more than 170,000 times before the PM deleted it, posting: "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."

Later parts of the song, not in the brief snippet posted by the PM, include expletives and sexual references.

And while many saw the humorous side to it, with some saying the "gold" clip was refreshing to see from a national leader, others branded it an "embarrassing" PR stunt and accused Mr Morrison of behaving like a teenager when he has more serious things to focus on.

MPs also started to weighed in as the original post went viral, with several Labor members using it as an opportunity to stick the knife in as the Libs deal with ongoing disasters following the leadership spill.

Victorian MP Tim Watts replied to the video with a GIF of Elmo on fire, while SA MP Chris Picton posted a video of a shipping container on fire - both referencing Mr Morrison's "on fire" caption.

So what do you think? A bit of daggy fun, or inappropriate from a prime minister? Here are some of the opinions from social media.