A radio host has been sacked following a cheeky stunt involving High Minister Scott Morrison and the C-bomb.
After a probing interview on Wednesday which concerned Hit FM Cairns broadcaster Shad Wicka asking the PM if he ever had “a peek” at others whilst the usage of the urinals in Parliament Area, the host posed along Morrison for a photograph.
Morrison then shared the snap to his personal Instagram tale feed, now not noticing the message painted on Wicka’s particular mug — a cup with the C-bomb emblazoned on it.
It is now believed Wicka has been sacked from the Southern Go Austereo radio community, with Cairns normal supervisor Richard King telling the Cairns Submit “suitable motion has been taken”.
“Southern Go Austereo sincerely apologises for the movements of Shad Wicker, host of Cairns Hit Community breakfast display, final Thursday,” he stated.
“This habits isn’t applicable and does now not are living as much as the social and ethical code of habits that we recommend and be expecting from all our other folks.
“We’ve investigated this subject totally and will ascertain suitable motion has been taken.”
Coincidentally, the prank went to air right through Wicka’s final week on the Cairn’s radio station, and the comic was once set to host a brand new display on SCA’s 2GO and Triple M in Gosford.
The photograph shared by way of the PM temporarily went viral earlier than it was once taken down.
“Speaking to Shad and Carly at Hit FM Cairns,” Morrison wrote at the symbol, adopted by way of an emoji of a microphone.
On their very own, the letters U, N and T painted at the out of doors of the cup are meaningless, however the painted deal with previous them, within the form of C, makes the message rather transparent.
After social media customers spotted the C-bomb cup and started sharing it broadly, the picture was once all at once got rid of from Morrison’s feed.
However Wicka took to his personal account to stay the gag going, posting the PM’s unique image in addition to a detailed up of the offending mug.
All over his final display on the Cairns station, the radio host farewelled long-time listeners, marking his final day on air on the Southern Go Austereo-owned radio station.
“Thanks such a lot for placing up with me each and every morning,” he advised listeners. “It is been actual. It is been in point of fact a laugh — thrilling occasions.”
Shad declined to remark about his cause or the social media response to the image.