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The Nationals Just Made A Borderline NSFW Melanoma Awareness Ad

Prepare yourself for pollies dancing flirtatiously and Darren Chester in a bath.

20/09/2017 8:53 PM AEST | Updated 20/09/2017 9:00 PM AEST
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We thought the message was to 'leave your hat on', Darren.

This may just be the cringiest thing you'll see from Federal politicians this year.

Government MPs from the National Party have banded together in an effort to raise awareness about the risk of melanoma and skin cancer in Australia.

In support of a campaign titled "Leave Your Hat On" from the Melanoma Institute Australia, everyone from Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce to Victorian MPs Bridget McKenzie and Damian Drum join in on a video advert with some very awkward dance moves set to 'You Can Leave Your Hat On', made popular by Joe Cocker and Tom Jones.

And the result is... Well, we'll let you decide for yourselves.

And if you thought some of the antics involving the politicians' suit jackets, ties and whips in the video were enough to make you turn away -- it's MP Darren Chester's bathtub cameo right at the end that really takes the cake when it comes to the pollie performance.

Look, we did warn you.

All jokes aside, the campaign actually does have quite a serious message behind it with the politicians urging Australians to cover up while under the sun with a hat to reduce their chance of getting melanoma.

"The National Party are behind the 'Leave Your Hat On' campaign to try and prevent melanoma," Joyce said in the video.

"You might think the hat looks a bit silly, but I tell you, when they start cutting bits of your body off -- if they cut your nose off, they cut your ears off to get rid of the cancers -- that looks even sillier. So, wear a hat."

The embarrassing video may not have been so good for your eyes, but the message is good for your skin.

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