Justin Trudeau accused of cultural appropriation

Peter Allen Clark

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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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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Just chill, Justin. Just chill.