Justin Trudeau accused of cultural appropriation

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau can't stop being the worst version of himself while touring India.

During an official visit this week, Trudeau has once again dipped back into his charisma well to inspire good headlines and global affection. Only this time, it looks like he's drowned.

Every day of his trip, Trudeau — along with his entire family — has opted to don grand, ceremonial outfits that are traditional in India. It can be presumed that he wanted to show respect and "fit in" with the people of the country. But, in reality, it came across as trying to hard at best, and at worst as cultural appropriation.

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greets the people during his visit to the holy Sikh shrine of Golden temple in Amritsar, India February 21, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his wife Sophie Gregoire, daughter Ella Grace and son Xavier walk inside the premises of holy Sikh shrine of Golden temple in Amritsar, India February 21, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his wife Sophie Gregoire, daughter Ella Grace and son Xavier walk inside the premises of holy Sikh shrine of Golden temple in Amritsar, India February 21, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his wife Sophie Gregoire, daughter Ella Grace and son Xavier pose for photographers during their visit to the holy Sikh shrine of Golden temple in Amritsar, India February 21, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his wife Sophie Gregoire, daughter Ella Grace and son Xavier pose for photographers during their visit to the holy Sikh shrine of Golden temple in Amritsar, India February 21, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
AMRITSAR, INDIA - FEBRUARY 21: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau with their son Xavier and daughter Ella-Grace paying obeisance, on February 21, 2018 at Golden Temple in Amritsar, India. After offering prayers inside the temple, the Trudeau's attended the traditional langar or community meal and performed kar seva at the Golden Temple's community kitchen. (Photo by Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
AMRITSAR, INDIA - FEBRUARY 21: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau with their son Xavier and daughter Ella-Grace paying obeisance, on February 21, 2018 at Golden Temple in Amritsar, India. After offering prayers inside the temple, the Trudeau's attended the traditional langar or community meal and performed kar seva at the Golden Temple's community kitchen. (Photo by Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, their daughter Ella Grace and son Xavier pose with Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan in Mumbai, India February 20, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, their daughter Ella Grace and son Xavier pose with Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan in Mumbai, India February 20, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, their daughter Ella Grace and son Xavier pose with Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan in Mumbai, India February 20, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (R), his wife Sophie Gr�oire Trudeau (L), daughter Ella-Grace (3R) and son Xavier James (2R) speak with Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan in Mumbai on February 20, 2018. Trudeau and his family are visiting India on a week-long official trip. / AFP PHOTO / INDRANIL MUKHERJEE (Photo credit should read INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images)
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's wife Sophie Gregoire adjusts her head scarf as she walks with her daughter Ella Grace and son Xavier during their visit to the Jama Masjid (Grand Mosque) in the old quarters of Delhi, India, February 22, 2018. REUTERS/Altaf Hussain
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Of course, this is nothing new for Trudeau. He's continually stuck his Disney Prince face into whatever photo-op continues to build his brand as the good guy ally, the nerdy man of the people, and super hunk statesman. 

Well, the headlines that have come out of Trudeau's India visit have unraveled a bit of that perception. Press in the Asian country and abroad have called out his embarrassing over-the-top dress as reeking of overcompensation. 

And so, the internet dragged him for it. 

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India's message to Justin Trudeau: stop trying so hard https://t.co/5p0mAKjhgX https://t.co/pCOGN1i8iH
Justin Trudeau can't stop being an embarrassing tourist in India https://t.co/5jW1N6YLwE https://t.co/JAyaD8BJ1y
Canadian PM Trudeau roundly mocked for political, fashion blunders during disastrous trip to India… https://t.co/yDwUZrKePg
Is it just me or is this choreographed cuteness all just a bit much now? Also FYI we Indians don’t dress like this… https://t.co/BZpdZVeLEo
I love the Trudeau but cannot understand why he’s dressed like he’s at his own Indian wedding. https://t.co/lBdoLJNtQr
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Just chill, Justin. Just chill. 

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