‘Sherwani’-clad Justin Trudeau greets ‘Diwali Mubarak’, gets slammed on Twitter
Ottawa: Canada’s Prime Minister, and ostensibly everyone’s favourite foreign leader, Justin Trudeau took to social media on Tuesday to extend greetings on the festival of Diwali. However, his slightly different take on the greeting has some netizens up in arms.
In a photograph posted by the Canadain Prime Minister on his Twitter account, Trudeau, sporting a black sherwani, is seen lighting a ceremonial lamp during celebrations at the Indian High Commission in Ottawa, which was attended by Indian High Commissioner Vikas Swarup.
And along with that photo, Trudeau wrote, “Diwali Mubarak! We’re celebrating in Ottawa tonight. #HappyDiwali!”
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) October 17, 2017
A few people on the social media were quick to point out the “error” in the tweet, reprimanding him for saying the Arabic word along with the greeting.
PM Justin, thanks for the Deepavali Greetings. Confirm w. @CanadainIndia, please amend your tweet. Nobody, but nobody, says “Diwali Mubarak”
— Truthsayer (@a_truthsayer) October 17, 2017
My man you can’t say Mubarak when referring to Diwali
— Bhavana (@BhavanaNTR) October 17, 2017
Mr Trudeau. Please don’t disrespect Hindus. We would love to celebrate our most sacred festival without your Arabic “Diwali Wishes”.
— Ashish (@Ak_Ashii) October 17, 2017
Via Times Now.