Scott Morrison has been ruthlessly mocked over a hilarious Photoshop fail on his official family portrait.
The staged photo, uploaded onto the
In the image, Mr Morrison is seen sitting on a picnic rug cuddled up next to his two daughters Lily and Abbey and wife Jenny.
But it was one small detail that quickly stood out for viewers.
A bizarre photo of Prime Minister Scott Morrison (far right) has caused uproar among those who have jumped at the opportunity to ruthlessly mock the strangely edited image
‘Story of 2019,’ one observant Twitter user wrote.
‘Our latest PM (ScoMo) had nice white shoes photoshopped onto his feet for his official pm.gov.au site?! Yup. Regular bloke. Our tax dollars hard at work.’
The man later added the original photo, revealing ‘the OG dirty shoes’ had not-so-subtly been edited out to be replaced with a much whiter pair.
The controversy, now termed ‘shoe gate’, has led many to speculate why the shoes were edited in the first place and if a branding issue was behind the change.
‘The original shoes looked like K-Swiss tennis shoes,’ one user said.
The original photo (above) reveals ‘the OG dirty shoes’ before they were edited out and replaced with a much whiter pair
‘I assume some t**t thought Morrison ought to be wearing dinkum Dunlop Volleys and did a really crap job of photo editing’.
The photoshop fail also appears to give Mr Morrison two left feet, fueling the ridicule online.
‘It’s also a left shoe on his right foot. Although he may wear them that way,’ one man pointed out.
‘It would have just been simpler to crop them out if he wanted to seem more ‘’everyman’,’ another user suggested.
A spokesperson for the Prime Minister told Daily Mail Australia: ‘The photo was doctored by the department without the knowledge of or the authentication of the Prime Minister or the Prime Minister’s office.’
‘The PM likes his own shoes,’ the spokesperson added.
‘Our latest PM (ScoMo) had nice white shoes photoshopped onto his feet for his official pm.gov.au site?! Yup. Regular bloke. Our tax dollars hard at work,’ one Twitter user wrote
The photoshop fail also appears to give Mr Morrison two left feet, fueling the ridicule online
Many wanted an answer as to who was behind the photoshop, while others mocked the lack of skill involved.
‘WHO is responsible for this,’ one woman asked.
‘Whoever it is, my taxes are paying his/her salary! Want my money back!’
‘It looks like it was edited using Microsoft Paint,’ one man critiqued.
The staged family photo, uploaded onto the Prime Minister’s official website, was later cropped to remove the shoes entirely
The controversy, now termed ‘shoe gate’, has led many to speculate why the shoes were edited in the first place and if a branding issue was behind the change