Netizens were outraged with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for not wearing a mask during a surprise visit to Ukraine, a country with a lower vaccination rate than Canada.
During his surprise visit, Trudeau announced new weapons for Ukraine.
“Today, I’m announcing more military assistance, drone cameras, satellite imagery, small arms, ammunition, and other support, including funding for demining operations,” Trudeau said.
Trudeau also announced the reopening of the Canadian embassy.
#BREAKING: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in Kyiv, where he has just announced the reopening of the Canadian Embassy
“Having the Canadian flag fly over the streets of Kyiv once again is yet another testament to the strength and solidarity of Canadians and Ukrainians” pic.twitter.com/ZfqlAlybQT
— Ashleigh Stewart (@Ash_Stewart_) May 8, 2022
According to a report from Ashleigh Stewart of Global News, Trudeau’s trip was supposed to be kept under wraps but the media broke the embargo and photos of him touring the area began circulating.
One photo that sparked outrage online was his visit to Irpin, a suburb of Kyiv, where he was seen maskless.
“I’ve just had the honor of meeting with the Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau, who came to Irpin to see with his own eyes all the horror that Russian occupiers have caused to our town,” the Mayor of Irpin announced.
“And, of course, he was shocked. After all, he saw burned and completely destroyed not military facilities, but the homes of Irpin residents, who until recently enjoyed life and had their own plans for the future,” he added.
Trudeau wears a mask in Canada with a 90% jab rate, for show.
— Proud to be British (@britishbullybee) May 9, 2022
Below are some of the comments on Twitter attacking the prime minister.
Trudeau hid at his cottage during the Freedom Convoy instead of meeting Canadian truckers fighting for their jobs.
But he cares enough about Ukraine to find the courage to visit a war zone and not even wear a mask!
— Maxime Bernier (@MaximeBernier) May 9, 2022
The Ottawa media never says a word about Trudeau’s mask theatre bullshit. https://t.co/3YKek6kRzk
— Dean Skoreyko (@bcbluecon) May 9, 2022
In Canada, with the highest vaccinated rate, Justin Trudeau wears a mask indoors.
In Ukraine, with the lowest vaccinated rate, he doesn’t need to wear a mask in a packed room, because the show is only playing out in Canada. Wake up ! pic.twitter.com/3cKYrm7qyX
— I’mNotCordelia (@LynnMor01381535) May 9, 2022
Justin Trudeau thinks the unvaxxed are racist – misogynists with unacceptable views & don’t deserve to share the same space with vaccinated people, which is why he traveled to a country with lower vaccination rates and finally took his mask off for the first time in 2 years.
— Herb Powell – (@Humanlty1o1) May 9, 2022
Justin Trudeau wears a mask in Canada with a 90% vaxx rate for show, but not in Ukraine with 35% vaxx. SCIENCE!! pic.twitter.com/fwlj4iYp6O
— Esau (@esau7) May 9, 2022
Remember when Ottawa was too dangerous for Trudeau to stay during the freedom convoy, but going to a warzone in Ukraine is safe enough to go to. Guy is an idiot. Sick no mask too but this idiot in one of the lowest vaxxed places in Europe. I hate this man. pic.twitter.com/H0ZlVXiOSe
— Johnny Quarantine (@ADeeHD) May 8, 2022
In Canada, 82% of people are vaccinated and Trudeau wears a mask everywhere.
In Ukraine, 35% of people are vaccinated and Trudeau feels safe without a mask.
In England, Trudeau meets with the 96 y/o Queen of England and feels no need to wear a mask.
All of this is theatre. pic.twitter.com/FTOZYOqeel
— – Білоросюк (@Z3RO_Y34R) May 9, 2022
Trudeau wore a bullet proof vest to a liberal campaign rally in 2019.
He wore a mask to Guy LaFleur’s funeral in super vaxed QC.
He’s wearing neither in war-torn and sub-optimally vaxed Ukraine.
That’s the message. https://t.co/Bl9rrclqrN
— Warren Yuill (@warrenyuill1) May 9, 2022
Earlier this year, Hindustan Times reported that Justin Trudeau reacted to a viral video of maskless flight passengers, saying they are ‘idiots’ and a ‘slap in the face’ to those who have tried to stay safe during the pandemic.
He also revealed that Canada’s airline regulator launched an investigation into the matter. “It’s a slap in the face to see people putting themselves, their fellow citizens and airline workers at risk by being completely irresponsible,” Trudeau said.