Greens senator Larissa Waters deletes offensive Instagram post using the coronavirus crisis as a JOKE to attack Scott Morrison
- Larissa Waters posted online that coronavius was Scott Morrison’s ‘revenge’
- The post referenced Mr Morrison’s behaviour during the bushfire crisis
- The 43-year-old deleted the post, but copped a wealth of backlash online
- There are now 1,354 cases of coronavirus in Australia, with seven deaths
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Australian Greens senator Larissa Waters has deleted a post that claimed the coronavirus was Scott Morrison’s ‘revenge’.
The Queensland MP posted the controversial message on her Instagram account on Saturday night.
The 43-year-old credited her post to the ‘LibLOL’ Facebook page, which she said was ‘totally on point’.
Larissa Waters has deleted an Instagram post that claimed the coronavirus was Scott Morrison’s ‘revenge’
The post reads: ‘This coronavirus is actually Scomo’s revenge.
‘We didn’t shake his hand. Now nobody can shake hands.
‘We didn’t like him having an overseas holiday. Now nobody can have an overseas holiday.
‘We called him an a***hole. Now nobody can wipe their a***hole.’
Ms Waters deleted the post after being heavily criticised.
Victorian Liberal senator James Paterson was among those who slammed Ms Waters’ tweet.
CORONAVIRUS CASES IN AUSTRALIA: 1,354
New South Wales: 533
Western Australia: 120
South Australia: 100
Australian Capital Territory: 19
Northern Territory: 5
TOTAL CASES: 1,354
‘I honestly thought this was fake when I first saw it,’ Mr Paterson tweeted.
‘Incredibly poor taste. Seven Australians have already died and sadly we know many more are likely to.’
Mr Paterson’s sentiment was followed by several commentators on Ms Waters’ next Instagram post, which included a message to stay safe amid the coronavirus outbreak.
‘Do you think it is appropriate for a senator to call the Prime Minister an a***hole?’ one comment reads.
‘You may have deleted it but you are now on public record. I don’t like Scomo but your behaviour has just set a new low point in public office.’
‘One word for you: awful,’ another post reads. ‘I’m glad you removed your brainless post.’
There are now 1,354 cases of coronavirus in Australia, with seven deaths.
Two women in Bourke Street Mall in Melbourne on Sunday wearing face masks amid the coronavirus outbreak