Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has faced criticism after a recording leaked to social media of a Queen’s song “Bohemian Rhapsody” performed in a London hotel to the accompaniment of a piano. This took place two days before the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, which, according to critics, indicates the immaturity and lack of intuition of the head of the Canadian government.
An event with the participation of the prime minister Canada took place on Saturday, September 17 – two days before the funeral Queen Elizabeth II – at the Corinthia Hotel in London, where a Canadian delegation stayed for the ceremony. The footage shows the Quebec musician Gregory Charles playing the piano song “Bohemian Rhapsody” by the British band Queen. Leaning on the instrument, she accompanies him Justin Trudeauwho sings fragments of the song in informal attire.
A spokesman for the head of government confirmed the authenticity of the material circulated on social media. It remains unclear who is the author of the recording.
Canada’s prime minister in the heat of criticism, the spokesman commented
The video sparked criticism from the head of government among Canadian commentators and politicians. In the opinion of Globe and Mail columnist Andrew Coyne, Trudeau’s behavior was “embarrassing.” “He is the prime minister, he is in public, on the eve of the queen’s funeral. And is he acting like that?” – he wrote on Twitter.
Canada’s former ambassador to Israel Vivian Bercovici noted that Trudeau traveled to London as representative of the country headed by Queen Elizabeth II. “It’s not about Justin, but he could grow up,” she assessed.
In a peculiar way, Canada’s Prime Minister was defended by Emmett Macfarlane of the University of Waterloo, Ontario, who commented that “for all the embarrassing things Justin Trudeau said and did, it doesn’t matter.”
The head of the government was also defended by his spokesman, who explained that “after Saturday’s dinner, the prime minister joined a small group of members of the Canadian delegation who gathered together to pay tribute to the life and service of Her Majesty.” “Gregory Charles, a famous Quebec musician and a Knight of the Order of Canada, played the piano in the hotel lobby. Some members of the delegation, including the prime minister, joined him,” said the Cabinet representative.
He assured that “the prime minister participated in various activities to pay tribute to the queen”.
Music journalist Adam Feibel supported the head of government in a humorous post, writing that he does not believe that “singing Justin Trudeau has shown disrespect for the Queen, but I know enough about karaoke to believe that he has shown disrespect for [zespołu – red.] Queen “.
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