I Regret To Inform You, He’s Singing
We're officially in the worst timeline.
I regret to inform you all that we are existing in the worst possible timeline: the one in which Prime Minister Scott Morrison is willingly performing ukulele covers of ‘April Sun In Cuba’ in front of his family and Karl Stefanovic.
Just when you thought the last fortnight in Australian politics couldn’t possibly get any worse, Scott Morrison has decided to play the ukulele as part of an upcoming 60 Minutes interview in what I can only assume is an attempt to seem more human ahead of the upcoming election.
— The Today Show (@TheTodayShow) February 11, 2022
In what is the equivalent of a drunk guy at your house party picking up your out of tune guitar to bust out a cover of Wonderwall, Morrison haphazardly strums the ukulele while repeating the same verse of ‘April Sun In Cuba’.
“I can’t remember the words,” says Morrison, as if it that wasn’t obvious to anyone who has ever heard the song. It’s unclear if the ukulele is a skill he picked up on his infamous Hawaii trip in the middle of Australia’s bushfire crisis, but it sure is a weird thing to be flexing right now.
*Scott Morrison, playing his ukulele*
Here's a little something picked up while I was- er, uh, nevermind anyways here's Wonderwall
— Kyle Jacob 'Bababooie' de Boer 🦓👽⚪ (@Bababooie42) February 10, 2022
Australians who have awoken on this Friday morning to such an absolute horror have been quick to vent on social media, proving that perhaps he can be even more cringe than we expected.
playing April Sun In Cuba on the ukulele and constantly looking back at the audience for approval like a contestant on the price is right
— Rudi Edsall (@RudiEdsall) February 11, 2022
Oh dear god. I woke up really late and just checked in to find Scott ‘playing’ a ukulele and singing April Sun in Cuba and I think I died overnight and went to hell.
— 💧Bronwyn Clark 🕯 (@BronwynHill1) February 11, 2022
April Sun In Cuba (10 Minute Version) (Scott's Version)
— Blonde Matthew (@LocalGuideMelb) February 11, 2022
The irony of Morrison singing a song about running away to a tropical oasis when life isn’t going too well is not lost on Australians.
anyway here’s April Sun in Cuba, literally a song about running away to a tropical island when things are going poorly for you pic.twitter.com/Yt0NlpSjYx
— Max Quinn (@Maxquinn) February 11, 2022
‘Take me to the April sun in Hawaii (oh-oh-oh)
Take me where those damn bushfires
Won’t reach me – alright – alright’…
(with sincere apologies to Dragon)… pic.twitter.com/InfAmNbhuB
— dazzle8 (@dazzlemate) February 11, 2022
Honestly, just take us to the election so we can stop having to witness politicians doing weird shit. Or, at least, give us an Anthony Albanese harmonica cover of Billy Joel’s Piano Man. Or perhaps just take me straight to the sun and let me burn alive in its fiery glory, it has to be less painful than this.