Morrison's shoes victim of Photoshop fail

It's not everyday the prime minister tweets a photo of his sneakers.

But Scott Morrison did just that on Wednesday morning after punters were quick to point out a family portrait on his website had been digitally altered to replace his worn-in shoes with an awkwardly-placed white pair.

"I didn’t ask for the shoeshine, but if you must Photoshop, please focus on the hair (lack thereof), not the feet!," Mr Morrison, the federal MP for Cook, tweeted to his department.

"Here they are in all their glory - my footwear of choice whenever I can get out of a suit," he wrote alongside a photo of his K-Swiss adorned feet.

The discovery, which is being described as "shoegate", appears to show a pair of white shoes poorly edited over the PM's original pair on the site pm.gov.au.

The original photo of Mr Morrison with his own shoes appears in his 2018 Christmas video, which was tweeted out on Christmas Eve.

Many were quick to point out an error in the now-trending Photoshop effort, which appears to have a left shoe posted on the Prime Minister's right foot.

The original picture, which was featured in the Prime Minister's Christmas video shows the real shoes. Picture: Twitter

The original picture, which was featured in the Prime Minister's Christmas video shows the real shoes. Picture: Twitter

A spokesman for the prime minister said the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet had doctored the photo without the knowledge or authorisation from Mr Morrison or his office.

"The PM much prefers his own shoes," the spokesman said on Wednesday.

The altered version has since been updated with the original image on the prime minister's official website.

Twitter users had fun with Mr Morrison's tweet, with several replying to the prime minister with photos of their own feet.

The blunder was not the first time the Prime Minister has accidentally gone viral.

In September of last year, Mr Morrison was forced to delete and apologise after tweeting a video of Question Time played over Fatman Scoop’s track Be Faithful.

While not featured in Mr Morrison's 11-second video clip, many took to social media to discuss the explicit lyrics of the hip-hop song.

Australian Associated Press, Nine