While we refer to poor Photoshop job as “Photoshop fail,” it never fails to make us chuckle. Recently, a subject of a major Photoshop fail was Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. In his official portrait, he was given a pair of shiny new sneakers – but they were both left.
Morrison was photographed for his official website with his family in a pretty causal setting. But I guess that the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet thought that his old sneakers were a bit too casual. So, they reportedly photoshopped a clean pair of sneakers. A government spokesperson confirmed that it was done without the Prime Minister’s knowledge and authorization.
The Photoshop job is already pretty bad, with ultra-white sneakers that immediately stand out from the image. But the fact that they’re both left makes the entire situation even worse. And funnier.
#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
In the age of social media, this couldn’t go without a series of Tweets making fun of this Photoshop fail. And some of them are pretty hilarious.
— Greig White (@schnozzman) January 8, 2019
He has two left feet. Quite appropriate.
— alliages pour tuyaux (@doritoeubanks) January 8, 2019
— Sonic the Hedge-fund (@ismnup) January 8, 2019
After the whole thing went viral, the portrait on the Prime Minister’s official website was changed back to the original image. Morrison showed that he has a sense of humor and tweeted a close-up photo of his old, trusted sneakers with a message to his Department: “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.”
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
[via Digital Trends]