After a “repugnant” graphical fake image was uploaded to Twitter, the Australian Prime Minister slammed the Chinese government.
Zhao Lijian, a spokesman for China’s foreign ministry, published a fake graphic image of an Australian soldier on Monday.
On Monday afternoon, Scott Morrison held a press conference, saying the post was “deeply offensive, appalling” and that the “Chinese government should be completely ashamed.”
“It is deeply offensive to every Australian who has served in that uniform, every Australian who serves in that uniform today.
“The Chinese government should be totally ashamed of this post. It diminishes them in the world’s eyes.
A message was posted with the Twitter picture on Lijian’s account.
“Shocked by murder of Afghan civilians and prisoners by Australian soldiers,” it read.
“We strongly condemn such acts and call for holding them accountable.”
Morrison said the government had contacted Twitter to have the image removed.
“I think in the interest of decency it should be taken down,” he said.