In repeated (and successful) efforts to prove his love, passion and inclusivity for Canada, Justin Trudeau showed us yet again, just how PERFECT he is.
Wishing all the Indians in his country a happy Diwali, the PM of Canada put out this tweet on his official account:
Look how CUTE he looks in that sherwani like wow, mashAllah mashAllah.
But of course, it didn’t take long for the Internet police to jump on Trudeau and pin him down on one detail of his otherwise completely loving message to the Indian community.
— BuzzFeed India (@BuzzFeedIndia) October 18, 2017
Yup. And that was just the beginning. After that tweet, the hate just started pouring in.
Who says Diwali MUBARAK? SHUBH Diwali!
You cant even wish us properly and want our votes. pic.twitter.com/xGx7qOHxe0
— 디프티 ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ(▀̿Ĺ̯▀̿ ̿) (@antistupidab) October 17, 2017
My man you can’t say Mubarak when referring to Diwali
— Bhavana (@BhavanaNTR) October 17, 2017
Saying "Diwali Mubarak" is kinda like saying "have a dandy Christmas." It's just weird ?https://t.co/6wIW6Yjnaf
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) October 18, 2017
It's ' Shubh Diwali ' Mubarak is an Urdu word.
Don't insult Hindus We r a different religion keep ur mubarakbad in Your pocket
— Anuj Awasthi (@realanujawasthi) October 18, 2017
Justin Trudeau screwed up his Diwali greeting and brown people are not having it https://t.co/ZmWuTrNbi8
— VICE Canada (@vicecanada) October 17, 2017
Indians across the world were extremely defensive in correcting Trudeau and did not hold back in showing him (and all of us) how strongly they felt.
But before things got completely out of hand, with the hate came in the love.
SO WHAT if Justin Trudeau said Diwali Mubarak!? Seriously, so what? I am so done with these idiots, man.
— Purva Sawant (@purvasawant) October 18, 2017
funny that 'Happy' diwali is fine but diwali mubarak makes people insecure. Cut the double standards and appreciate that he wished us.
— Rasesh Maheshwari (@djrasesh) October 17, 2017
People are dragging Justin Trudeau for saying Diwali Mubarak… okay we aren’t used to people saying that but at least he wished us.
— Pumpkin Priyaaa??✨ (@priyaalovee) October 18, 2017
Dear @JustinTrudeau, sorry about those trolling you for your 'Diwali Mubarak' tweet. They're ignorant & bigoted or as we call them 'bhakts'?
— Prerna Bakshi (@bprerna) October 17, 2017
I mean, we say 'Happy Diwali' and no one bats an eye. What's wrong with the dude saying Mubarak? It's the meaning that counts, right?
— Jarangal (@igniazpi) October 17, 2017
You know the world is fucked when Justin Trudeau is being targeted for saying “Diwali Mubarak” pic.twitter.com/frOfoJgUog
— Being Political (@BeingPolitical5) October 17, 2017
LOVE YOU JUSTIIIIIIIN
At the end of the day, the (extremely handsome) Prime Minister did nothing but wish his people a Happy Diwali and a lit time (get it?) Looks like the world needs to take things easy and enjoy life as it comes.
Interestingly, though, while Mr. Trudeau is being all inclusive, one of his country’s provinces, Quebec has issued a “Religious Neutrality Law” that many think is to target Muslim women by preventing them from wearing a veil in public
The law, technically, prohibits everyone from wearing anything that covers their faces while in government employment or while using public transportation which means even people wearing sunglasses on public buses won’t be allowed.
What did you think of Trudeau’s wish? Did you have any issues with it? Would you care if he wished us the wrong way? Let us know in the comments below! Love you and him.