Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been roundly mocked for a series of political, cultural, and fashion blunders during his trip to India.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not acknowledge his arrival on social media and sent a junior-level agricultural minister to meet him at the airport.
Indian citizens, politicians, and pundits have been ripping Trudeau for various elements of his trips, while the papers back in Canada do the same.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, normally a darling of Western media, has been roundly, and sometimes savagely, mocked for a trip to India that included cultural, fashion, and political blunders at every turn.
Trudeau's trip began to go awry right off the bat. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, known for his social-media savvy, did not make any posts welcoming Trudeau, who was greeted off the plane by a low-level agricultural minister.
On Tuesday, Trudeau's wife, Sophie, posed for a photo with Jaspal Atwal, a Sikh separatist who was once convicted of trying to assassinate an Indian politician.
Back in Canada, Trudeau's liberal party has ties to the country's Sikh community, some of whom support the Khalistan movement, which backs a new Sikh state in India's Punjab region. When Outlook India magazine pointed this out, it found itself disinvited from a dinner with Trudeau.
"Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau feted the world over as the new face of 'liberalism' seem to find it difficult to accommodate critical media coverage," the magazine wrote.
Though Trudeau assured India's government that he didn't back the separatist movement, Canada's diplomatic mission had also sent a dinner invitation to Atwal — which it later rescinded.
Cultural appropriation, or just trying too hard?
Canadian PM Trudeau mocked for political, fashion blunders in India - Business Insider
WOW, cultural appropriation, boob punching, completely destroying the economy of Canada...
not to mention the reputation of sensible Canada is now completely destroyed as well.
the hypocrazy of the left for sure
We will never live this down internationally.