Canadian PM Trudeau Accused of Anti-Christian Bias After Not Mentioning Easter in Holiday Message

© AP Photo / Evan VucciCanadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a meeting with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, 11 October 2017, in Washington, DC.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a meeting with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, 11 October 2017, in Washington, DC. - Sputnik International, 1920, 03.04.2021
The politician has previously been accused of cultural appropriation by local media and critics after he donned traditional clothing and broke into a folk dance during his visit to India. Trudeau, a devout Roman Catholic, was also accused of pandering to Islamic voters after he was filmed praying in mosques and wearing traditional Muslim clothes.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been accused of anti-Christian bias after the politician failed to mention Easter in his holiday message posted on Twitter. "It’s the start of a long weekend," the politician wrote in his post before informing Canadians about the importance of following coronavirus safety rules.

The Prime Minister, whose posts previously got little attention on social media, was inundated with negative comments as users wondered what was so difficult about mentioning Easter.

Others netizens noted that the Prime Minister always congratulates Canadians with other religious holidays.

​Some users even trolled the politician and congratulated him with a new Christian holiday.

​But there were those who defended the official, saying he will send people Easter wishes on 4 April.

​However, the outpouring of negative comments did not stop. Many users were angry with the Prime Minister’s remark about coronavirus rules. Trudeau noted that because of lockdown in Ontario and safety restrictions in other parts of the country, Canadians will “have to get creative and find new ways to connect” with families and friends.

It seems this remark angered netizens more than failure to mention Easter with people blasting Trudeau and the government for a slow vaccine roll-out.

​Others mentioned that the Prime Minister failed to keep his words.

​One user promised the Prime Minister "to get creative by helping his rivals vote him out of office.

​Justin Trudeau’s popularity has fallen in recent years on account of several scandals. Perhaps the biggest one was when local media revealed that the Prime Minister put pressure on the attorney-general to intervene in a criminal case against Quebec-based construction company SNC-Lavalin and help the firm avoid prosecution on corruption charges. Trudeau has denied the allegations.

Another scandal that tarnished his image involved racism: in 2019, Time magazine printed photos showing Trudeau wearing blackface make-up at an Arabian Night-themed gala. The media then found two more instances of him wearing blackface make-up.

​Blackface is a form of theatrical make-up used by white performers when they are trying to achieve a caricatured portrayal of a black person. It originated and gained popularity in the United States in the middle of the 19th century. By the second half of the 20th century, changing attitudes toward race relations in the US made blackface less and less popular, with the term later becoming offensive and disrespectful.

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