Trudeau celebrates ‘multiple layers of identities’ with Pride Mubarak socks (PHOTOS)
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has created a social media frenzy after he attended Toronto’s pride march donning rainbow socks celebrating the Muslim holiday of Eid.
The popular PM used the opportunity to promote inclusivity, but his words were overshadowed by his colorful socks.
Not just tolerating but celebrating joys of all. #Canada🇨🇦 PM #Trudeau wears #Eid🌙 socks & walks with his family in #PrideToronto🏳️🌈 parade pic.twitter.com/Odchn9YxDs— Adil Najam عادل نجم (@AdilNajam) June 25, 2017
today in trudeau sock watch: justin wearing a pair of ramadan themed socks for toronto pride pic.twitter.com/5Pc3O0TalW— juan (@juanbuis) June 25, 2017
Trudeau outchea with Eid Mubarak socks and a rainbow Pride maple leaf tat pic.twitter.com/keJlOKyXeF— Nael Sanaullah (@NaelSanaullah) June 25, 2017
“This is all about including people,” Trudeau told local Canadian media.
“Today on Eid al-Fitar, I’m happy to wish a Pride Mubarak [happy/blessed] to everyone that’s celebrating of the Muslim faith. It’s all about how we celebrate the multiple layers of identities that make Canada extraordinary and strong and today we celebrate with the whole LGBT community. Happy pride to everyone!”
Eid marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. The prime minister’s socks were similar to the rainbow Pride flag, but are actually Eid socks.
These are the socks Justin Trudeau is wearing- they are Eid socks not rainbow socks pic.twitter.com/9XL2wwoHvs— Nashwa Lina (@nashwakay) June 26, 2017
1. Justin Trudeau 2. at Pride 3. wearing rainbow socks 4. high-fiving a little girl dressed as Wonder Woman pic.twitter.com/1xYQoOaPOt— laura olin (@lauraolin) June 25, 2017
TRUDEAU IS WEARING #EID SOCKS FOR PRIDE. PR-EID. 🌈☪️ pic.twitter.com/3BQSGLfRUL— HannahJane Parkinson (@ladyhaja) June 26, 2017
Trudeau also released a video and a press release commending Canada’s diversity and wishing everyone an “Eid mubarak.”
Trudeau's display of inclusiveness and positivity which united the gay community and the Muslim community was a major hit with his fans.
I legit love justin trudeau why cant America have a leader like this man ugh im crying what an angel all the time amazing i love him so much https://t.co/fhWmS8nXzX— Sexy paper clip (@SexyPaerclip) June 25, 2017
The latest: Trudeau at Pride! Trudeau greeting little girls! Trudeau wearing Eid socks! ALL 🆘AT 🆘THE 🆘SAME TIME 🆘— لينة (@LinahAlsaafin) June 26, 2017
I love Justin Trudeau pic.twitter.com/goDIHzu8mU— 🍒 (@reblrihanna) June 26, 2017
The contrast between Trudeau and US President Trump was not lost on people, who couldn’t help but draw comparisons between the two leaders.
Trudeau attends Pride parade and wears rainbow colored socks w #EidMubarak on them. While Trump wears Orange & ignorance & plays golf.— Wajahat Ali (@WajahatAli) June 26, 2017
Trudeau wore Eid socks during the Pride Parade of Toronto and I'm so jealous of Canada— Rae 🌸 (@Rayana_M_Jazz) June 26, 2017
😍 We can only dream of such a man. We have plunged into disgrace.— Pamela C (@pamica) June 26, 2017
Comparatively, Trump has failed to acknowledge Pride month, and ended a two-decade tradition of hosting an Eid dinner at the White House.
"@JustinTrudeau: Love is love. #PrideTOpic.twitter.com/C4m6TYA5Ex"Rt: HAPPY #PRIDE in #TORONTO MR. PRIME MINISTER : )— joey sweetpea 🏋️ (@joeysweetpea) June 26, 2017