Cory Bernardi's Australia Day playlist cops a ban from Spotify

Schadenfreude. Is there anything sweeter? 

Cory Bernardi's divisive 'Australian Conservatives Hottest 100' playlist has been given the boot by Spotify, with the streaming platform confirming the ban this morning. 

“Spotify has actively supported marriage, gender and Indigenous equality initiatives over the last five years, and believes in a diverse and multicultural Australia,” said a spokesperson to 2GB radio

“We want to make clear we do not endorse this playlist, nor do we have any official ties to the Australian Conservatives party nor any other political party.

“Finally, I would like to remind any political party who seek to use the work of others for political gain or messaging, to read the terms and conditions on Spotify that relate specifically to this situation.”

Meanwhile, Bernardi himself is doing his feign innocence. 

"I’ve merely done what millions of other people have done, created a playlist of music that I can listen to on Australia Day,” said Bernadi.

What's most unfortunately hilarious about that statement, is Bernardi's attempt to pretend there wasn't anything political about the playlist's creation at all -- as if he was just making a mixtape for the annual conservative picnic. 

But of course, that's not what he was doing. The 'Australian Conservative 100' was clearly a calculated reaction to triple j removing their own Hottest 100 from January 26.

Bernadi's playlist initially caught the ire of Darren Hayes and other Australian musicians, who wanted their music removed. 

Check out their responses below: