NZ Young Nats, a verified Twitter account associated with the New Zealand National Party, tweeted a meme that compared Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to Oprah Winfrey - and it didn't take long for the meme to be shut down.

On Friday afternoon, the account posted Ardern's face photoshopped on Oprah Winfrey's body in a photo from the iconic TV moment when Oprah announced everyone in the audience was getting a car.

Under the image, they wrote: "Every island gets more money".

Twitter users accused the NZ Young Nats of being "racist" and reminded them that Tonga donated around $600,000 to the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Fund.