By Situation Theatre 3/10/2018
You know you’re a fraud when you’re less believable than a new pair of iPhone shoes.
A group of political scientists, psychologists, and body language experts from the Australian National University have been studying Scott Morrison’s behaviour since he took over as Prime Minister to determine his level of authenticity.
They did so by comparing ten recent performances to a wide range of things which are generally considered to be inauthentic.
And sorry ScoMo fans, the results are in; science says he’s a big fat phony.
In every case the PM was found to be more obviously faking it compared to the counterfeit reference object.
Unusually for an article published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, the findings were presented as a series of images and GIFs, and they are republished below.
We compared a series of counterfeit products to Australia’s counterfeit Prime Minister and found in each case that the reference objects seem relatively legit compared to ScoMo who always seems fake as fuck.
It wouldn’t be a rigorous piece of research without a sciencey looking graph, so here’s one taken straight from the article.
As we can see, researchers rated the PM’s authenticity score at 0%, found to be significantly faker than Michaelsoft Binbows and the iPhone Shoes, and even less authentic than the WWF.
While the research did not compare Morrison’s charades to the diving efforts of Brazilian football player Neimar, one can only assume the results would be similarly unfavourable to the Prime Minister.
No doubt many Australians have seen right through Morrison’s bullshit from the minute he talked about “a fair go for those who have a go” at his first press conference, but it sure does feel good to have it proven by science.
Now to have it confirmed by 90s pop culture, here’s Homer doing his equivalent of Scott Morrison in high vis.
Let’s leave the final word on Morrison’s daggy dad act to Seinfeld’s Elaine Benes.