Did you take a family Christmas photo this year? And did you remember to wear nice shoes?
Prime Minister Scott Morrison can answer yes to the first question, while it’s a definitive no to the second. Which saw the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet leap into action to rectify the situation with the aid of Photoshop.
But punters were quick to point out that on the PMs website, the family portrait had been digitally altered. Instead of the worn-in shoes he was wearing when the photograph was taken, his shoes had been replaced by an ‘awkward-placed’ pair of white shoes.
Morrison sent out a tweet to his department, alongside a photo of his feet adorning a pair of K-Swiss:
‘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.’
A spokesman for the PM said that the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet had Photoshopped the image without consent from Morrison or his office, AAP reports.
On Wednesday, the spokesman said:
‘The PM much prefers his own shoes.’
The photo, which was taken for the PM’s 2018 Christmas card and video, is of Morrison, his wife Jen and two daughters.
The prime minister’s official website has now been updated with the original image.
Morrison’s tweet had many twitter users having fun with the notion of a doctored photo, with many replying to the PM with images of their own feet.
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