Trudeau's tweet “Diwali Mubarakh” did not go down well with Twitter
Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau had tweeted "Diwali Mubarak" with a picture of him lighting a diya. However, the good wishes didn't go down well with Twitterati who objected to the word 'Mubarak'. They claimed that Mubarak is an Arabic word and one which should not be used while wishing Diwali.
No one can escape internet trolls, not even Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau. The 45-year-old politician took to Twitter on Tuesday morning to wish a happy Diwali. However, there was a faux pas as Trudeau wrote “Diwali Mubarakh”, and it did not go down with Twitter. Twiteratti showed their dissatisfaction with ‘Mubarakh’, a word that finds its origin in Arabic.
While many pointed it out to the Canadian Prime Minister how it was wrong to wish someone Diwali Mubarakh, some just let it pass, because they love Trudeau. There were some who jumped on the troll-brigade to criticize the Trudeau Foundation, calling it a giant money laundering system. Memes of Trudeau allegedly appropriating other cultures by dressing up in attires of different cultures sprouted on the politician’s tweet. Pakistani-Canadian writer, Tarak Fatah also raised concern over Trudeau attire, “To add insult to injury, PM @JustinTrudeau wears a Mogul Sherwani to sully ‘Shubh Deepavali' with 'Diwali MUBARAK'.”
Trudeau is famous for employing ministers from various cultures in his cabinet. On June 27, which is celebrated as Multiculturalism Day, the Canadian Prime Minister says, “Canadians come from every corner of the world, speak two official languages and hundreds more, practice many faiths, and represent many cultures. Multiculturalism is at the heart of Canada’s heritage and identity – and as Canadians, we recognize that our differences make us strong.”
Some food for thought: if 'Diwali Mubarak' is offensive, shouldn't 'Happy Diwali' be offensive as well?Read More