Lately, in the eyes of some Canadians, it seems like Justin Trudeau can't do anything right. Even today, when people everywhere are drinking green beer and celebrating St. Patrick's Day, Canadians are ripping Justin Trudeau apart over his St. Patrick's Day tweet. Some people are even calling it cultural appropriation.
As with any Prime Minister, there are people in Canada who don't like Justin Trudeau, but this has gotten even worse for him since the SNC-Lavalin affair. With allegations that the Prime Minister's office pressured the former attorney general to make a deal with SNC-Lavalin, people across the country have been calling for Trudeau to resign, no matter what he does.
That's why when the Prime Minister took to Twitter to wish Canadians a happy St. Patrick's Day, the calls for him to resign were seen throughout the responses. While some people joined the PM in celebrating, others took the opportunity to express their hate towards him. On top of that, though, some people are even deeming the tweet cultural appropriation.
Those comments come because, in his tweet, Justin Trudeau wished a happy St. Patrick's Day "to all Canadians of Irish descent – and those who are Irish for the day." It's that last bit that people have a problem with.
Some people believe that those who pretend to be Irish or don green clothing and dress like leprechauns today are appropriating Irish culture, and they say Justin Trudeau is encouraging this with his "Irish for a day" comment.
The ones who are “Irish for today” need to stop appropriating my culture.— Jay of the Dead (@JayoftheDead) March 17, 2019
Irish for the day?!?— Brandon 🧐 (@brandonraustin) March 17, 2019
Excuse me sir, this is alarming cultural appropriation!!
St Patrick is a Catholic saint so you might want to wish all Catholics as well since you are so inclusive— Shania (@shaniafernand99) March 17, 2019
Cultural appropriation according to your ideology— MTADTA (@mrwbear) March 17, 2019
Others are also taking advantage of the tweet to demand that Justin Trudeau apologizes to Irish people for how they were treated when they first came to Canada.
Give the Irish reparations— John TV (@johntvolpe) March 17, 2019
Shouldn't you apologize to the Irish people for the way they were treated when they immigrated here? They were often virtually enslaved, cheated on land, had their farms burned to the ground because they were Catholic. See if you can squeeze this in today will you. Thanks.— Fred Ford (@FredFord46) March 17, 2019
Of course, others are simply expressing their general hatred towards Trudeau.
Irish you would resign.— Adam (@adamjrcorbett) March 17, 2019
I got a headstart, started drinking heavily October 19, 2015. 🍻🍺😁— WasOnceaProudCanadia (@canadian000) March 17, 2019
None the less, Trudeau and his Liberal Party both wished Canadians a Happy St. Patrick's Day on Twitter this morning.