Justin Trudeau had to apologise for making a "dumb joke a few days ago that seems to have gone a little viral". The Prime Minister said Wednesday that the remark "played well in the room and in context," noting, however, that out of context it wasn't that good.
Last week, during an event in Edmonton, Alberta, Justin Trudeau interrupted a young woman and said: "We like to say peoplekind, not necessarily mankind. It's more inclusive."
The woman didn't seem offended and even agreed with the Prime Minister's remarks, but critics have lashed out at Trudeau, accusing him of making up words and even “mansplaining.”
The news didn't go unnoticed on social media, where most users saw the funny side of it.
BREAKING NEWS:— 🇺🇸 Right🇨🇦Wing🇨🇦Rebel🇺🇸 (@RightW1ngRebel) 6 февраля 2018 г.
Doctors are no longer allowed to use the term meningitis. Justin Trudeau has advised the health committee to use peopleingitis effective immediately.
Breaking. Justin Trudeau tells DC Comics that Batman will not be allowed in Canada unless they change the name to Batpeople.— Joe Biggs (@Rambobiggs) 6 февраля 2018 г.
Justin Trudeau fighting heroically on the front line pic.twitter.com/JaEQ34bGsF— Chet Cannon (@Chet_Cannon) 6 февраля 2018 г.
A female Canadian MP took to twitter to apologies on Trudeau's behalf.
On behalf of Parliament, to the woman he interrupted, I apologize for his behaviour. Ps. I’d love for him to try to interrupt me like that. https://t.co/z9m8ECenEo— Michelle Rempel (@MichelleRempel) 6 февраля 2018 г.
Trudeau's remarks also travelled around the world, with a satirical DPRK Twitter account mocking him for “mansplaining” on Twitter.
Wool-pated Canadian Fop Justin Trudeau humiliates his nation by "man-splaining" the English language to women, using unaccepted neologisms. pic.twitter.com/msFle3ykkc — DPRK News Service (@DPRK_News) 6 февраля 2018 г.
The Prime Minister has yet to comment on why he chose to use the word “peoplekind” that doesn't exist in the English language instead of suggesting something else. Trudeau is in fact a self-proclaimed feminist, but maybe this time he's taken it a bit too far.