Justin Trudeau's charity event f-bomb shows 'lack of judgment': PMO
Published Sunday, March 30, 2014 9:43PM EDT
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is drawing criticism for his use of profanity at a charity boxing match Saturday night.
Addressing the audience from the boxing ring at a Fight for the Cure event in Gatineau, Que., Trudeau said: “I will tell you: there is no experience like stepping into this ring and measuring yourself…Not for your name, your fortune, your intelligence, your beauty, none of that f-----g matters.”
The f-bomb drew cheers and applause from the crowd. It was captured on video and posted to YouTube (Warning: graphic language).
The Prime Minister’s Office, however, was not impressed.
“This is yet another example of Justin Trudeau’s lack of judgment,” the PMO said in a brief statement to CTV News.
On Twitter, the reaction was mixed. Many criticized Trudeau, not just for his salty language but for the apparent references to his own name and fortune. Two years ago, Trudeau beat now-suspended senator Patrick Brazeau in a boxing match benefitting the same cancer charity.
When Justin Trudeau drops an f-bomb at a charity event, does he charge extra for his speaking fees?— Stephen Taylor (@stephen_taylor) March 31, 2014
Others didn’t understand what the fuss was all about.
Justin Trudeau swears. ARE WE TWELVE? DO WE REALLY CARE? NO— Ryan (@SirRyanR) March 31, 2014
In 1971, Trudeau’s father, then-prime minister Pierre Trudeau, allegedly mouthed the f-word in the House of Commons. He famously told journalists later that what he said was “fuddle duddle.”