Scott Morrison responds after being mocked over hilarious Photoshop fail

Blanche Robertson
January 9, 2019

The fact that the edited image gave the PM two left feet was also laughable.

Morrison became prime minister in August after an internal leadership coup.

Twitter users were quick to take aim at Mr Morrison after an eagle-eyed internet user spotted the Prime Minister's unusual wardrobe choice in the family portrait on his home page.

Facing widespread mockery on social media, including suggestion that the fake shoes were both for the left foot, Mr Morrison made a decision to jump into the furore feet first.

Mr Morrison posed in a relaxed manner with his wife and two daughters for a photo for the official government website, but social media users noticed white trainers were quite clearly photoshopped into the image.

To make matters worse, a left shoe was Photoshopped onto the PM's right foot.

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A spokesperson for the PM said that the photo "was doctored by the department of PM&C (Prime Minister and Cabinet) without the knowledge of, or authorisation by, the PM or the PM's office", adding that "the PM likes his own shoes".

The blunder was not the first time the prime minister has accidentally gone viral.

"I didn't ask for the shoeshine, but if you must Photoshop, please focus on the hair (lack thereof), not the feet!" he said, alongside a smiling emoji and a photo of his old sneakers with blue stripes.

Mr Morrison has found himself in the spotlight before over his online activity while in the top job.

The 11-second clip from question time showed MPs raising their hands, set to the 1999 track "Be Faithful" by American rapper Fatman Scoop.

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