Abdul Salam Maftoon, an aspiring folk singer from Afghanistan’s Badakhshan province, who boasts thick curly hair and strong eyebrows, was dubbed “Salam Trudeau” or the “Afghan Trudeau” thanks to a striking resemblance to Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Pictures and videos of the Afghan Star contestant’s performance on the show have been making rounds on social media, with netizens being extremely excited at the discovery:
This guy looks exactly like Trudeau. If rattles my brain https://t.co/Lp70xor3vR— Leo Sieczka (@LeoSieczka) 8 January 2019
Salam Maftoon Afghan singer looks a lot like Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his fans and followers are surprised at the resemblance. pic.twitter.com/nLSQCulccU— Khalil Hakimi (@KhHakimi1) 7 January 2019
WHY DOES SALAM MAFTOON LOOK LIKE JUSTIN TRUDEAU IM DYINFBSHAB pic.twitter.com/oegsGaFqR3— bahar (@baharfirooz) 11 January 2019
His name is Abdul Salam Maftoon and he looks surprisingly like our Prime Minister #JustinTrudeau— Heckles H. Hyena (@HuskerFox) 9 January 2019
I'd like to see these guys meet. They can probably tell each other some pretty interesting stories.
However Maybe This time we'll take it a little easier on Justin's outfits pic.twitter.com/ZTSeQsQf7M