Aussies outraged after Turnbull eats pie with knife and fork

How dare he!

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has shocked Australia by eating a pie with a knife and fork.

Mr Turnbull was campaigning for a local candidate during a stop in Tasmania when he got stuck in to meaty pie with a pair of utensils.

The "unAustralian" behaviour, as Ten Daily is labelling it, was posted on Mr Turnbull's Instagram account, prompting outrage across the country.

Some pie lovers were also distressed seeing Mr Turnbull remove the pie's lid before tucking in, while others questioned the lack of tomato sauce.

"Do you think this makes you relatable, Malcolm? Do you think it won you a single vote," Ten Daily wrote on their website.

The dramatic mixed reaction is reminiscent of former New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English's famous spaghetti pizza post in the lead up to the 2017 General Election.

It also harks back to US President Donald Trump's highly controversial decision to eat KFC with a knife and fork on Air Force One.

But it's also not the first time an Australian Prime Minister has received attention for a weird experience eating food. Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott memorably bit into an unpeeled raw onion in 2015, just before he was challenged for the leadership by Turnbull.