(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau faced criticism after a video of him singing a rendition of the rock group Queen’s song Bohemian Rhapsody while in England for Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral.
Trudeau’s impromptu karaoke session took place in London’s Corinthia Hotel, where suites go for a minimum of $5,000, while UK and Commonwealth was in its official period of mourning, the Daily Mail reported.
The prime minister was one of many world leaders traveling to the island nation to meet King Charles III and pay their respects to the Queen.
In the video, Trudeau is shown standing over a piano during a spontaneous sing-a-long with other members of the formal Canadian delegation.
The Daily Mail reported, “Trudeau, who has become known for his woke virtue signaling politics, seemed oblivious to the solemn reason for his visit to London as he sang along with the lyrics: ‘Easy come, easy go. Little high, little low.'”
The video brought the ire of social media users around the world.
Andy @RealAndyLeeShow did you see this ?
— Dave …. just Dave (@DavidPylyp) September 19, 2022
I loathe him.
— #TrudeauMustGo – Rowan (@canmericanized) September 19, 2022
Is this for real? Is he drunk? Is the PM of Canada actually out in London singing Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen on the eve of the actual Queen’s funeral or am I confused? Is this the twilight zone? Help me understand! 🤦♀️😂
— Maj. Margaret Houlihan Penobscott (@MPenobscott) September 19, 2022
I don’t think the Brits are going to appreciate Trudeau partying on the eve of their beloved queen’s funeral. What a disgrace.
— @JoWalsh (@JoWalsh03748900) September 19, 2022
The flurry of online hate directed at the PM brought the hashtag #TrudeauMustGo to the top of Twitter’s trending list.
Trudeau was also decried by the British media for his seeming insensitivity on a somber occasion.