Scott Morrison has taken a cheeky dig at the member of his staff responsible for an embarrassing Photoshop fail of his family.
The banner image on the Prime Minister’s website, which at first glance appears to be a happy family snap, found itself on the receiving end of a social media smackdown when one unusual detail came to light.
In a before picture posted to Twitter, Mr Morrison is wearing well-worn sneakers with blue stripes on the side, but an after photo shows him wearing clean, white shoes but it appears the left shoe is on his right foot.
Another look at the poorly Photoshopped image reveals the PM actually has two left feet.
Despite the brutal social media response, Mr Morrison laughed off the amateurish Photoshop attempt with a Tweet directed at his own cabinet.
“Message to my Department (PM&C): I didn’t ask for the shoeshine, but if you must Photoshop, please focus on the hair (lack thereof), not the feet,” he wrote.
“Here they are in all their glory – my footwear of choice whenever I can get out of a suit.”
Message to my Department (PM&C): I didn’t ask for the shoeshine, but if you must Photoshop, please focus on the hair (lack thereof), not the feet! 😀
Here they are in all their glory – my footwear of choice whenever I can get out of a suit. pic.twitter.com/hKKUstnArq
— Scott Morrison (@ScottMorrisonMP) January 8, 2019
That suggestion for some Photoshop attention towards his hair was also gladly taken up by one Twitter user.
A spokesperson for the PM said he “much prefers his own shoes” and that the Photoshopped image had since been replaced with the original image.
“The photo was doctored by the department of Prime Minister and Cabinet without the knowledge of, or authorisation by, the PM or the PM’s office,” the spokesperson told the ABC.
It’s not the only online gaffe Mr Morrison’s cabinet had made since he took the top job.
In September, he was forced to apologise after Tweeting a video of politicians raising their hands in sync with Fatman Scoop’s expletive-riddle song, Be Faithful.
The full lyrics of the song used in my earlier video from QT today were just not OK. When I found out, I asked the team to take it down. Apologies.
— Scott Morrison (@ScottMorrisonMP) September 13, 2018
Despite the video not including expletive lyrics, many were offended by the nature of the song.
Mr Morrison was also mocked in October after his personal website started playing lewd rock song ‘Scotty Doesn’t Know’ when it was taken over by an internet troll.
The troll took over domain name Scottmorrison.com.au for more than 12 hours after the domain license lapsed.
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