Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has drawn criticism for a viral video that reveals him singing “Bohemian Rhapsody” days earlier than the Queen’s state funeral – regardless that it was meant as a “spontaneous homage,” stories mentioned Monday.
Trudeau joined Quebec pianist Gregory Charles and different members of the Canadian delegation in singing the basic by the UK band “Queen” at a central London lodge Saturday evening, the Toronto Star reported.
“After dinner on Saturday, Prime Minister joined a small gathering with members of the Canadian delegation, who’ve come collectively to pay tribute to the life and repair of Her Majesty,” the prime minister’s workplace mentioned in an announcement to the newspaper.
In a separate assertion, Charles advised the Star that he performed quite a few UK numbers as an “homage.”
“Haven’t seen a video however I did, with a small group of Canadians, get to spend just a few splendid minutes with the PM late on Saturday. And there was a piano within the foyer and I did play just a few U.Okay. tunes as a spontaneous homage,” he mentioned.
However the liberal PM drew scrutiny on-line, with quite a few Twitter customers fuming on the head of state.
“Britain is in mourning for her Queen and @JustinTrudeau is singing the lyrics ‘simple come, simple go, it doesn’t actually matter to me’ He’s vile, silly or uncouth, choose one or all three,” one Twitter consumer wrote.
“He’s at a funeral. Is he drunk? What behaviour is that ? No class,” one other tweeter wrote. Nonetheless one other added: “I apologize for the embarrassment that’s our prime minister @JustinTrudeau in his illustration of Canada throughout a visit paid for by Canadian residents for Queen Elizabeth’s funeral.”