Canada’s prime minister, Justin Trudeau, has never made any secret of his flair for the flamboyant, but social media users in India are clearly not very fond of his wardrobe choices while visiting India on an odd 7-day trip with his family, where for the first 6 days he roamed the country without ever being greeted by a single government official.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrived in India with his family Saturday for a weeklong visit, but what caught people’s attention the most weren’t his politics, but his over-the-top wardrobe.
Fox News reports, that Trudeau, along with wife Sophie and their three kids, paraded through the country in a variety of Indian garb, taking time for plenty of photo ops, including in front of the Golden Temple in Amritsar and at an event with Bollywood stars.
Indian media outlets called out the Trudeaus for trying too hard, with Outlook India dubbing their looks “too Indian even for an Indian.”
somehow there's always at least one foreigner at Indian weddings taking pictures with all the guests pic.twitter.com/RHN3OI1N2x
— José Covaco (@HoeZaay) February 21, 2018
Trudeau and his family’s over-the-top Indian get-ups have been lighting social media on fire…
white people after one (1) yoga class pic.twitter.com/eGFf9RaOTe
— Neha Yadav (@nay_yeah) February 21, 2018
Here’s Trudeau doing some sort of bizarre dance for a crowd at the Canada House in New Delhi:
— Rohit Gandhi (@rohitgandhi_) February 22, 2018
Atirav Kapur asks: “Can someone tell him Indians don’t live like they are in a Bollywood set 24×7″
Can someone tell him Indians don't live like they are in a Bollywood set 24×7 @vidurkhanna
— Atirav Kapur (@atirav) February 22, 2018
Trudeau was mocked for his excessive wardrobe. Anu Menon claimed Trudeau “has more Indian outfits than all the men in my family combined!”
Justin Trudeau's India visit has proved one thing.
He has more Indian outfits than all the men in my family combined!
— Anu Menon (@ExLolaKutty) February 22, 2018
And then there was the snubbing of Canada’s Prime Minister by India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi
According to CNN, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s first official visit to India is generating plenty of publicity, but for all the wrong reasons.
In sharp contrast to Prime Minister Trudeau’s treatment, India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi appeared to be having a love fest with President Donald Trump on his visit to the White House in June.
Is it just me or is this choreographed cuteness all just a bit much now? Also FYI we Indians don’t dress like this every day sir, not even in Bollywood. pic.twitter.com/xqAqfPnRoZ
— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) February 21, 2018
“Based Monitored”, a conservative American Twitter user doesn’t appear to understand Trudeau’s bizarre behavior any better than those who are tweeting about him in India. He tweeted: “Canada should hold a special election to get rid of this embarrassment. I refuse to call him by his name anymore. I will call him “white Obama” from now on.”
Canada should hold a special election to get rid of this embarrassment.
I refuse to call him by his name anymore. I will call him “white Obama” from now on. pic.twitter.com/LIx4rdsRnu
— Based Monitored 🇺🇸🇮🇪 (@BasedMonitored) February 24, 2018
After a trip to India with his family that was mired in controversy, Prime Minister Trudeau finally got a meeting with India’s prime minister…and a hug.