OK. So we all should probably be focusing on the melting icecaps or pharmaceutical drug misuse. And we are. But people, can we all please take a brief moment of respite from the doom and gloom to acknowledge what is quickly becoming our favourite story of 2019?
It’s Scott Morrison‘s right foot. Which is also his left foot, repeated. Well, more accurately, someone else’s left foot replicated and digitally imposed where our (presumably bipedal) Prime Minister’s own ought to be.
We’re talking about the glorious Photoshop fail that reportedly lived on the homepage of the pm.gov.au website, in which a no doubt well-intentioned member of the PM’s team decided he ought to be wearing snazzier shoes.
Below is the original un-doctored pic. Prime Minister ‘ScoMo’ Morrison, sitting on the grass with his family, being totally casual and relatable. Because ScoMo. Take note of his kicks (that’s what the kids call them. Or something.).
The above photograph is the one you'll see there now.
But according to some bloke on Twitter named Luke, for an unspecified period of time, the photo on the home page of our elected (well, sort of) head of Government looked like this:
#auspol story of 2019: our latest PM (ScoMo) had nice white shoes photoshopped onto his feet for his official https://t.co/eXNtcX7xTa site?! Yup. Regular bloke. Our tax dollars hard at work. #shoegate pic.twitter.com/kA0gG0yy9L
— Luke (@lukerhn) January 8, 2019