Thursday, 18 October, 2018

Justin Trudeau claims his 'peoplekind' comment was just a joke

NATION-NOW     Why Canada's prime minister uses 'peoplekind' instead of 'mankind'             Why Canada's prime minister uses'peoplekind instead of'mankind NATION-NOW Why Canada's prime minister uses 'peoplekind' instead of 'mankind' Why Canada's prime minister uses'peoplekind instead of'mankind
Glenn Montgomery | 08 February, 2018, 00:53

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau came under fire on Tuesday for telling a woman to use the word "peoplekind" after she had used the word "mankind".

"We came here today to ask you to also look into the policies that religious charitable organisations have in our legislation so it can also be changed because maternal love is the love that is going to change the future of mankind", she said.

While in Ottawa, Trudeau told media that the comment was just a "dumb joke", which seems to have gone viral.

During a town hall event in Edmonton, Alberta, last week, Mr Trudeau interrupted the young woman and urged her to say "peoplekind" instead.

Trudeau cut her off and said: "We like to say peoplekind, not necessarily mankind because it's more inclusive".The audience reacted positively when he made the correction.

Trudeau's comment resulted in cheers from the audience but drew ire from conservative media outlets in the US and United Kingdom.

'It played well in the room and in context.

"It's a little reminder to me that I shouldn't be making jokes even when I think they're amusing", he concluded.

Critics accused the prime minister of "mansplaining", "virtue-signalling" and making up words.

British TV broadcaster Piers Morgan called Trudeau a "Chief PC Plonker", accusing him of killing off mankind.

Fox and Friends was among the mainstream media outlets that seized the exchange, which has been ridiculed globally on the right side of the political spectrum.

Jokes included pictures posted of comic superhero Batman changing his name to "Batperson" and suggestions that Manitoba become "Peopletoba".

After Chicago, he's scheduled to stop in San Francisco, where he's set to meet with local business leaders and entrepreneurs, and Los Angeles, where he'll speak at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute.

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