'I didn’t ask for the shoeshine': ScoMo's hilarious response to Photoshop fail

Prime Minister Scott Morrison's photoshop fail

Prime Minister Scott Morrison's photoshop fail

It was supposed to be the ideal political portrait - the smiling family man prime minister with his beaming wife and kids.

The picture of Prime Minister Scott Morrison wearing poorly-Photoshopped shoes was uploaded to his official website by mistake, the department responsible said.

The original photo has now been restored.

Despite the brutal social media response, Mr Morrison laughed off the amateurish Photoshop attempt with a Tweet directed at his own cabinet.

One person on Twitter wrote: "Dreadful Photoshop work on the Australian PMs shoes. not only is the retouching awful he's also been given two left feet!"

Meanwhile, one Twitter user poked fun at the speedy turnover in the Australian parliament and wrote: "The shoes are real, they just photoshop in whoever is now prime minister".

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It was also pointed out by another user, Andre Serna, that the shoe on Mr Morrison's right foot was actually a left shoe.

The blunder was not the first time the prime minister has accidentally gone viral.

A spokesperson for the PM says Mr Morrison didn't request or authorise the edit and that the image was "doctored by the department".

The image has since been replaced on Mr Morrison's website, while the man himself appears to have taken the jibes in good humour. "Here they are in all their glory - my footwear of choice whenever I can get out of a suit", he wrote.

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.

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