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    Canadian PM Trudeau Apologises for 'Peoplekind' Remark After Twitter Explodes

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    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has apologised after he came under fire for being too politically correct.

    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.

    A female Canadian MP took to twitter to apologies on Trudeau's behalf.

    Trudeau's remarks also travelled around the world, with a satirical DPRK Twitter account mocking him for “mansplaining” on Twitter.

    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.

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