Twitter reacts to ‘cringe-inducing’ Trudeau Rolling Stone cover
“Why Can’t He Be Our President?” screams the front page of the pop-culture magazine. Trudeau is pictured with his his shirtsleeves rolled up, earnestly staring at the camera while leaning against a dark wooden table.
In the article, the Canadian PM says that he disagrees Donald Trump “on a whole bunch,” but has “a constructive working relationship” with the 45th president of the US.
I voted for him and I find this cover massively cringe-inducing. https://t.co/lEhsCR8ogB— TFCNU (@TFCNU2) July 26, 2017
Rolling Stone asks "why can't Justin Trudeau be our president?" and it's like, where do you even want me to start with that?— Corinne Clark (@corinnec) July 26, 2017
this is...so bad...i dont even know where to begin https://t.co/rh7RoEmIku— sarah hagi (@geekylonglegs) July 26, 2017
He added that going out of his way to “insult the guy or overreact or jump at everything he says (that) we might disagree with is not having a constructive relationship.”
The cover story has not gone down well on social media with many slamming writer Stephen Rodrick for what they see as his idolizing of the Canadian leader and pointing out some of the more absurd lines in the piece.
"His dark hair is a color found in nature." Global media, please stop this inane celebration of neoliberal cute. https://t.co/HNoQJzRjqA— Martin Lukacs (@Martin_Lukacs) July 26, 2017
I like Trudeau but is he secretly Taylor Swift in a mask because HE IS EVERYWHERE FOR NO REASON pic.twitter.com/mtGyr1ldiD— Ira Madison III (@ira) July 26, 2017
People were also quick to point out many of Trudeau’s more controversial policies that weren’t mentioned in the article.
Justin Trudeau & his administration are crap for the indigenous ppls of Canada so NO! Stop deifying this dudebro bc ppl think he's cute. 😡 https://t.co/67lSeqWNkk— MochaLisaccino (@MochaLisaccino) July 26, 2017
The only way the Conservatives could be madder is if Trudeau was at a Pride parade French kissing Omar Khadr on the cover of Rolling Stone.— Stephen Lautens (@stephenlautens) July 26, 2017
Trudeau doesn't get a thumbs up from me until he stops breaking his promises to Canadas First Nations.— Agent Foxy Smulder👽 (@tayswiftsuedme) July 26, 2017
This whole Rolling Stone article is just "Because he's Canadian," then it's a bunch of pics of Trudeau with his shirt off. pic.twitter.com/QjSPpxUG63— Tim Duffy™ (@TimDuffy) July 26, 2017
Trudeau follows in the footsteps of former US presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama who also appeared on the front page of the magazine.
However, Rodrick doesn’t seem too phased by the poor reception his article has received, joking online that he hadn’t realized they had Twitter in Canada.
I didn't even know they had Twitter in Canada!— Stephen Rodrick (@stephenrodrick) July 26, 2017