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Malcolm Turnbull divides internet by eating a pie with a knife and fork during by-election campaign

Malcolm Turnbull’s pie eating style has proven to be more divisive than some of his policies.

The Prime Minister used a knife and fork during the Braddon by-election campaign in Tasmania and some voters were unimpressed.

His Instagram image of himself tucking into a meat pie at the seaside town of Ulverstone upset a few people today.

The Prime Minister used of a knife and fork during the Braddon by-election campaign in Tasmania but some voters were unimpressed

One woman suggested the Prime Minister's controversial use of a knife and fork made him less of a man

One woman suggested the Prime Minister’s controversial use of a knife and fork made him less of a man

Another critic Luke Olsen likened eating a pie with a knife and fork to putting carmel into coffee

Another critic Luke Olsen likened eating a pie with a knife and fork to putting carmel into coffee

Social media users were quick to compare the Prime Minister's pie-eating method with previous heads of state

Social media users were quick to compare the Prime Minister’s pie-eating method with previous heads of state

‘It is just wrong! Is that man really an Australian? Is he really a man?’ Tracey Kiely tweeted.

Another critic Luke Olsen likened eating a pie with a knife and fork to putting caramel into coffee.

‘Wrong, wrong, wrong,’ he said. 

Mr Turnbull’s image at Oliver’s Bakery and Cafe in Ulverstone also saw him compared to a 1994 episode of Seinfeld where George Costanza used a knife and fork to eat a Snickers bar as part of a new craze.

‘What next?’, Mark Evans said.

Malcolm Turnbull was compared to a 1994 episode of Seinfeld where George Costanza used a knife and fork to eat a Snickers bar as part of a new craze

Malcolm Turnbull was compared to a 1994 episode of Seinfeld where George Costanza used a knife and fork to eat a Snickers bar as part of a new craze

Donald Trump used cutlery to eat KFC in August 2016 as he was campaigned to become the next President of the United States

Donald Trump used cutlery to eat KFC in August 2016 as he was campaigned to become the next President of the United States

The Prime Minister wasn’t the only political leader to have controversially used a knife and fork with Donald Trump deploying cutlery to eat KFC in August 2016 as he campaigned to become the next President of the United States.

The Republican candidate was mocked two years ago for being a little formal when it came to eating Kentucky Fried Chicken from a bucket on his private jet.

Mr Turnbull, who has managed to secure import tariff exemptions from President Trump, has been busy campaigning in two crucial by-elections in Tasmania and Queensland.

A YouGov/Galaxy poll had the Turnbull Government on level pegging with Labor in the marginal seat of Braddon, in north-west Tasmania.

The Prime Minister, whose pie eating antics have divided the internet, must be hoping his culinary style won’t put off voters from supporting his Liberal candidate Brett Whiteley, ahead of Saturday’s by-election.

The Prime Minister must be hoping his culinary style won't put off voters from supporting his Liberal candidate Brett Whiteley, ahead of Saturday's by-election

The Prime Minister must be hoping his culinary style won’t put off voters from supporting his Liberal candidate Brett Whiteley, ahead of Saturday’s by-election



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