GOLDSTEIN: PM slammed for ‘deaf’ musical performance

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has done it again.

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On one of the most solemn days in the UK in living memory, when Queen Elizabeth II was laid to rest, Trudeau made headlines in the UK, like this in the Daily mail:

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‘Drunk’ Canadian PM Trudeau slammed as ‘deaf embarrassment’ for singing Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody at the London Hotel ahead of the state funeral of Elizabeth II.

And some Telegraph:

“Justin Trudeau sings Bohemian Rhapsody at a London hotel days before Queen’s funeral: Canadian Prime Minister slammed for ‘disrespect’ and lack of ‘decorum’ as footage emerges of his Saturday night entertainment

Now there is no evidence that Trudeau was drunk, which the Daily mail noted later in the narrative. It was an unsubstantiated claim by someone on social media who was furious with Trudeau’s performance.

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It all started with a 14-second clip, posted to Twitter, of Trudeau dressed casually in a purple t-shirt, singing with Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody in the lobby of the five-star Corinthia Hotel in London on Saturday evening, along with other members of the Canadian delegation.

They were accompanied on the piano by Quebec musical artist Gregory Charles, also invited.

The clip, along with the observation, “How do you say you were a drama teacher without saying you were a drama teacher” – which misidentified the hotel as the Savoy – sparked furious exchanges between supporters and critics of the prime minister on social media.

One, cited by daily mail, observed sarcastically, “Trudeau seems to have a heavy heart as he enjoys himself in a bar… I thought he was in mourning?”

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Another fumed: ‘Curious how you can qualify this as honoring Her Majesty’s life and service? Because they were singing Queen music? That’s pretty rude!

Others criticized Trudeau as ‘an embarrassment’, ‘unseemly’, ‘unworthy’, his singing, ‘completely inappropriate given the circumstances and his position’, especially since a few days before he had portrayed the Queen as “one of my favorite people in the world.”]

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Others have described Trudeau as a narcissist.

The controversy also brought to mind Trudeau’s previous gaffes abroad, such as dressing in what many considered “Bollywood” attire during his 2018 Travel to India.

Trudeau supporters, however, came to the defense of the prime minister, with some saying there was nothing wrong with singing, others claimed the video was fake or was taken during the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations, even as the Prime Minister’s Office confirmed its authenticity.

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“After dinner on Saturday, the Prime Minister joined a small gathering with members of the Canadian delegation, who gathered to pay tribute to the life and service of Her Majesty,” he said. .

“Gregory Charles, renowned Quebec musician and recipient of the Order of Canada, was playing the piano in the lobby of the hotel, which led some members of the delegation, including the Prime Minister, to join.

“Over the past 10 days the Prime Minister has taken part in various activities to pay tribute to the Queen and today the entire delegation is taking part in the state funeral.”

Charles, said the Globe and Mail“Everyone sang with me for two hours. It was the feeling, it was great fun.

He said it reminded him of funerals in the Caribbean (his father is from Trinidad and Tobago) which mixes dark moments of reverence with the celebration of life and the sharing of stories.

Perhaps the queen, known for her sense of humor, would have been amused by the controversy.

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