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‘Disgraceful’: Canadian PM Slammed on Twitter For Offering Tribute to Fidel Castro

justin trudeauCanadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is getting a lot of online heat over his response to the death of former Cuban leader, Fidel Castro.

Trudeau was among the many world leaders who released statements today to acknowledge Castro’s passing. However, Trudeau’s statement seemed oddly complimentary compared to others.

“While a controversial figure, both Mr. Castro’s supporters and detractors recognized his tremendous dedication and love for the Cuban people who had a deep and lasting affection for “el Comandante”.

“I know my father was very proud to call him a friend and I had the opportunity to meet Fidel when my father passed away. It was also a real honour to meet his three sons and his brother President Raúl Castro during my recent visit to Cuba.

“On behalf of all Canadians, Sophie and I offer our deepest condolences to the family, friends and many, many supporters of Mr. Castro. We join the people of Cuba today in mourning the loss of this remarkable leader.”

After it was released, Trudeau’s statement took on criticism for not doing enough to condemn Castro’s human rights abuses and dictatorial rule. The subject became a source of online conversation, and people did not hold back in expressing their opinions:

These slams eventually took the shape of #TrudeauEulogies, where Twitter users imagined Trudeau excusing the egregious behavior of various historical figures and characters:

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