ScoMo Addresses ‘Sex In Chapel’ Rumour During Radio Interview
In an awkward social flub, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has bungled the name of his predecessor's wife on radio after managing to make it through an awkward chat about sex rumours in parliament.
Appearing on Brisbane's 97.3 FM on Wednesday morning, Morrison was thrown straight into sensitive waters when hosts Bianca, Mike and Bob asked about some egregious claims Sam Dastyari had made on the show.
"There is more fornicating in Parliament House than in any workplace in Australia," Dastyari told the show on Tuesday.
"The only thing the prayer room is used for is for people having sexual relations with each other."
As the head honcho of Parliament himself, it was up to Morrison to either confirm or deny the gossip.
"He [Dastyari] is a dill," the Prime Minister responded.
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When pressed further on the matter, Morrison laughed and insisted whether people were getting busy in the prayer room or not was none of his concern.
"I have no idea, but you know only when somebody sort of scrapes along the bottom of the chum bucket would know that," he said.
"I've got a few more other important things that I spend my time on. You'll be glad to know I don't spend a lot of time wondering about that."
With that ~important~ issue out of the way, the radio hosts moved on to whether or not his friendship with former PM Malcolm Turnbull -- who was ousted from the top job last year -- could be restored.
“It was a very difficult year for him, obviously last year, and people know I gave him great support," Morrison replied, before promptly dropping the ball.
“I wish him and Julie, sorry, I wish him and, um, all the best for next year, for this year."
One of the hosts was quick to remind Morrison that Turnbull's wife is actually named Lucy.
You may also know her as the first female Lord Mayor of Sydney, chief commissioner of the Greater Sydney Commission, an adjunct Professor at the University of NSW, and member of various academic, cultural, charity and government boards.
“I’ve known her for years and years. It was a brain snap," he claimed.
"It was all that Dastyari talk."