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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has 2 left feet thanks to brutal Photoshop fail

A photo of Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his family that was displayed on his website. .
A photo of Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his family that was displayed on his website. . Handout

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has two left feet thanks to a brutal Photoshop job by a staff member who may or may not have been using Microsoft Paint.

The Aussie prime minister was left walking in circles after a family photo that was meant to be Morrison’s official image on his website was doctored by a staff member to edit out a pair of grubby shoes Morrison was wearing in the picture.

The unidentified staff member, a non-Photoshop wizard, gave the prime minister a pair of shiny white shoes and two left feet.

A photo of Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his family that was displayed on his website.
A photo of Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his family that was displayed on his website. Handout

A spokesman for the prime minister said the picture was changed by staff without Morrison’s knowledge or authorization.

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The prime minister acknowledged the gaffe on social media, saying he didn’t ask for the “shoeshine.”

“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 said. “Here they are in all their glory – my footwear of choice whenever I can get out of a suit.”

Naturally, social media users had fun at the prime minister’s expense, with some dubbing the Photoshop fail as #ShoeGate.

“I don’t like the man, but I can’t think of a better response he could have done to #shoegate . Well played, #scottmorrison,” reads a comment.

“Apparently the Prime Ministers shoes are a lot like his policies…copy>paste,” reads another.

Here’s more reaction.

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