The man portraying a struggling politician in a series of Labor campaign advertisements is not a paid actor, as was widely believed.
The Labor Party released a statement today saying the man is actually a real-life politician named Bill Shorten.
The furore follows the recent Liberal Party advertisements which featured a tradie who was also thought to be fake.
Despite the Labor Party’s clarification, many were not convinced. “He just seems to be making stuff up,” one voter said today. The Labor Party responded by saying that’s exactly what makes him so authentic.