A wave of Hollywood celebrities have recorded insulting messages for Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, as part of a stunt by an Aussie YouTube personality.
Jordan Shanks-Markovina, known as friendlyjordies online, paid hundreds of dollars for the American stars to read out messages aimed at ScoMo.
Breaking Bad actor Dean Norris – who plays DEA agent Hank Schrader in the award-winning series – recorded a message, while rapper Flavor Flav and TV host Chris Hansen also filmed shoutouts.
"Hey Scomo, its Dean Norris aka Hank Schrader here. This message here is sponsored by the Minerals Council, alright,” Mr Norris begins.
“Now, Scomo, You’re the smartest guy I ever met. But you’re too stupid to see you lost the election 10 months ago.”
The words were part of a suggested script that Mr Shanks-Markovina provided via a website called Cameo, where people can pay celebrities to record a personalised message for them.
Mr Norris’s Cameo profile offers a personalised video shoutout for $416.
It’s likely the Hollywood star has no idea who he was talking about, as the YouTuber told Mr Norris that ScoMo was running in a student election.
Flavor Flav paid to join Scomo criticism
Rapper Flavor Flav also appeared to have no idea who he was addressing, but appealed for Mr Morrison to “stop lying”.
“They’re saying that ScoMo is a liar – he lies all the time,” the musician says in the $487 video.
“Hey Scomo, they told me to tell you to stop lying because God doesn’t like liars. ScoMo – liar, liar, pants on bushfires. Can you now stop lying Scomo?”
The rapper admitted that he didn’t know the context behind what he was saying but offered some parting words: “Hold it down ScoMo.. and don’t lie no more.”
The final shoutout came from TV star Chris Hansen, who is known for a series called To Catch a Predator – a show that filmed undercover sting operations targeting online sex predators.
“It appears here that you’ve been hanging around with this fellow Brian Houston,” Mr Hansen says, likely referring to the Hillsong Church founder.
“Suspicious character, one of many strange players you’ve been associating yourself with. It’s the sort of behaviour that could lead you to meet me in a dark kitchen someplace for an interrogation where your ukulele won’t save you.”
He finished the message by telling ScoMo to “find some better characters to hang out with”.
Mr Hansen was paid $103 to film the video.
The collection of clips was posted to YouTube on Thursday and garnered more than 200,000 views in 24 hours.
“Getting famous people to talk shit about Scomo? By the gods that's a pretty epic move team,” one viewer said, describing the video as “art”.
“We should all appreciate how much Jordie spent on these just for our entertainment,” another said.
“This made my whole week, so so so good. I’m still dying,” another laughed.
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