The time, Sunday night. The location, a press conference. Temperatures, high. Enter Scott Morrison and ABC journo Andrew Probyn.
ScoMo briefly told Probyn off, after he attempted to ask another question. The following dialogue was spoken: “Andrew, I’m sorry, you’ve have several… Andrew, I’m sorry, Andrew, I know, but you don’t run the press conference, okay? So, I’m going to go to other questions of members of the group. Katherine hasn’t had a question. I’m happy to return to you, but let’s just keep things civil.”
And voilà – just like that, an iconic moment was born. Lights, camera, ACTION!
— Isobel Roe (@isobelroe) March 24, 2020
Heroic young Aussies began to imitate ScoMo’s scolding, because that’s what we like to do and that’s how process things.
This ScoMo/journo showdown was subsequently catapulted into virality.
I mean, seriously, these quarantined legends truly lip-synced for their lives.
@edwardngynSCOMO GOES BANG! Andrew you don’t run the press conference! ???? ##australia ##scottmorrison ##pressconference ##comedy♬ original sound – edwardngyn
@holliecassarTikTok Live = the ultimate press conference ##foryou ##andrew ##pressconference ##scottmorrison♬ original sound – edwardngyn
True Oscar-worthy performances. Shantay, you all stay.
@Sooklyn has since began dedicating her time to performing a whole heap of ScoMo’s painful press conferences. She is truly doing the lord’s work – battling on the frontlines – and, for that, we simply have no choice but to stan.
@sooklynTODAYS CONFERENCE i put a blazer on for this. thought it was serious but that’s still my pjs ##onlineclass ##earthhour ##happyathome ##australia ##scomo♬ original sound – sooklyn
Art imitates life, and, in this particular case, amplifies the absurdity of our government right now.