Chinese Government Goofs Again With a ‘Floating Inspectors’ Photoshop Fail

Chinese government officials never seem to learn. If you’ve been following us for a while, you may remember the Chinese government’s Photoshop fail from last year, where three officials were supposedly inspecting a road, but instead looked more like they were floating above it. And on May 9th five more government inspectors were immortalized floating around, this time inspecting a park.

The horribly ‘shopped photo quickly went viral among Chinese netizens, and a week later the government website issued the following apology:

May 9th, my company submitted the news manuscript of the “Completion and Transfer of the Green Landscaping Project of Nanhu Beach Park” to the Yuhang District Government Portal Website, along with photographs of technicians on location conducting inspections. Due to unsuitable work processes, there were serious mistakes in the uploaded photograph. With regards to the errors of our work, we deeply express our apologies: We sincerely accept the criticizes of the netizen masses, and wholeheartedly appreciate the concern netizens have given us.

Those “unsuitable work processes” might just spark another round of “floating government official” meme-age.

(via TIME)

  • Casey Myers

    The guy in the back must be like 10 feet tall.

  • Losille

    My husband said it is the Chinese govt’s new hovercraft shoes. 

  • Zak Henry

    I could almost understand the motive if the result was a particularly impressive photo, however they are taking two crappy photos and making an equally crappy image that is instantly recognisable as shopped.

    If they are trying to make out that the officials were actually at the park they could easily just take a photo at any random park, and be done with it. No one would be the wiser, certainly less likely to be caught than this failure.

  • Renato Murakami

    Seems they are turning this into some sort of art…

    Maybe they just liked the publicity made on the first attempt?

  • Gunmanxxx

    I hope they used a licensed Photoshop software on this one.

  • rtfe

    it’s all funny, but one day the chinese will be our new overlords

  • guest

    But first, they must dominate the letters “R” and “L”

  • rtfe

    english will be replaced

  • 9inchnail

    Can’t wait. Chicken Kung Bao every day. Ohhh yeahhh. I’ll have some fried rice with that.

    That’s totally worth giving up some human rights. They only shoot the troublemakers anyway. And some Tibetians here and there.

  • 9inchnail

    BEHOLD, Photoshop CS6: Content Aware paste !!!
    Try to stop the Red Dragon now, bitches !!!

  • Guest

    I bet someone was executed because of this.

  • johneve

    They just dont understand that to make it believable you need to add shadows.
    (for their info i added  some, see pic :)

    BTW they cloned the bushes too. LOL

  • rtfe

    no one gets to the top without whacking some heads. tibetan schmabetan

  • Jessica

    You’re thinking of the Japanese. Chinese people have no problems with those sounds. But I guess to you they’re all the same…

  • mark espejo

    LCD monitors still available @ cd-r king..

  • HE3

    Ten bucks says that graphic artist is dead now

  • Matt Wheeler

    They can’t seriously be that stupid….