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    Australian PM Laughs Off 'Shoegate' Controversy Over Bad Photoshop Job

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    A sloppy graphic designer in the office of the Australian PM has produced enough meme fodder to feed the country for at least several days, after it emerged that the PM's perfect family photo was marred by a Photoshop gaffe.

    Eagle-eyed Australians have noticed that their Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, was wearing two left sneakers in an official photo, according to the main page of his website. Some Twitterians have unearthed the original photo to find out that ScoMo, as he is commonly referred to, had his shoes "replaced" in a graphics editor.

    Scott Morrison claimed that he was unaware of this "Pho pas"; he jokingly asked his office to focus more on his lack of hair rather than footwear when doctoring his photos. The poorly doctored photo has been replaced with the original one.

    Fiona Patten, the leader of Australia's Reason Party, gave Morrison's office a hint on how to use Photoshop in future.

    There is even a tongue-in-cheek conspiracy theory stating that ScoMo has fallen victim to a plot hatched by Photoshop-wielding foes.

    Could the government be hiding the truth? Some Aussies think this could be the case.

    The wildest of the theories says that this all was a plot by the Prime Minister himself to show that he was in touch with the common people.


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