Justin Trudeau under fire for singing Bohemian Rhapsody before Queen’s funeral
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been criticised for singing 'Bohemian Rhapsody' two days before the Queen’s funeral.
While the country was in its official period of mourning, the 50-year-old Canadian PM was recorded singing the hit Queen record while standing over a piano in London's Corinthia Hotel ahead of Queen Elizabeth's funeral.
Take a look at the antics below:
"Easy come, easy go. Little high, little low," Trudeau sang in the lobby of the exclusive hotel as people looked on.
Viewers were seemingly divided by the clip as one person thought: "It was not appropriate behaviour by a Prime Minister or frankly the other mbrs of the delegation that were there doing g this the night before Her Majesty's funeral.
"Lacking in respect and class."
While another said: "He is representing our country at the funeral of one of the most influential people ever. To have him sing a "queen" song the night before the funeral of the queen is in bad taste.
"Just another embarrassing moment on a world stage from @JustinTrudeau."
"The guy lacks a sense of professionalism, he should know how to be discreet and behave," a third added.
Someone else slammed: "Lacking in decorum, dignity, and impulse control. The only thing he’s ever been successful at is embarrassing Canadians."
However, others argued: "So his way of showing appreciation was to break out in song? I guess it's a celebration of life."
Another echoed: "Not a Trudeau fan but honestly who cares about this one. There's been so many more instances that have been much worse and they are just left to fade away."
A third said: "I’ve attended many celebrations of life where we sang our hearts out. And laughed and acted like human beings. Everybody should, it’s good for the soul."
Since the video went viral, the Prime Minister's spokesperson has issued a statement, reading: "After dinner on Saturday, Prime Minister joined a small gathering with members of the Canadian delegation, who have come together to pay tribute to the life and service of Her Majesty.
"Gregory Charles, a renowned musician from Quebec and Order of Canada recipient, played piano in the hotel lobby which resulted in some members of the delegation including the prime minister joining.
"Over the past 10 days, the Prime Minister has taken part in various activities to pay his respects for the Queen and today, the entire delegation is taking part in the State Funeral."
UNILAD has contacted Justin Trudeau's representatives for further comment.
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