Karaoke queen! Trudeau arrives in NYC for UN General Assembly – one day after clip emerged of the ‘tone deaf’ Canadian PM ‘drunkenly’ singing Queen hit Bohemian Rhapsody before Queen’s funeral

  • Justin Trudeau has arrived at the 77th UN General Assembly, in New York City
  • He will face world leaders just a day after a video of him was released of him singing cheerfully at a swanky London Hotel before Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral
  • The woke Canadian Prime Minister faced severe backlash over the optics of him happily partying while the UK remained in mourning over the late monarch
  • Trudeau’s office defended his actions, saying he was paying tribute to the Queen, who he previously referred to as one of his ‘favorite people’  
  • The Queen’s funeral: All the latest Royal Family news and coverage

Justin Trudeau has arrived in New York City for the 77th UN General Assembly just a day after a video emerged showing him singing Bohemian Rhapsody at a London Hotel before attending Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral. 

The Canadian Prime Minister is set to face fellow world leaders hours after it was revealed that he was happily belting the Queen hit at the swanky Corinthian Hotel just two days before the Queen’s funeral. 

Trudeau’s impromptu performance was criticized as tone-deaf amid the official mourning period in the UK and Commonwealth over the late monarch. 

A spokesperson for Trudeau defended the incident, stating that the singing was part of a dinner where Canada’s delegation was paying tribute to Queen Elizabeth.    

Justin Trudeau (right), arrived at the 77th UN General Assembly, in New York City, on Tuesday. He will face world leaders just a day after a video of him was released depicting him singing cheerfully at a swanky London Hotel two days before Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral 

Canada’s Prime Minister has been slammed for singing Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody with a pianist in the lobby of a central London hotel, where suites go for at least $5,000

Wearing a casual maroon t-shirt, Trudeau, 50, was seen standing over a piano on Saturday during an ad lib singalong with other members of his formal Canadian delegation in the lobby of the central London hotel, where suites go for at least $5,000.  

Trudeau, who has become known for his woke virtue signaling politics, seemed oblivious to the solemn reason for his visit to London as he sang along with the lyrics: ‘Easy come, easy go. Little high, little low.’

The unearthed video has evoked fury across the world – as many slammed the premier for indulging in partying less than 48 hours before the Queen’s funeral at Westminster Abbey. 

She served as Canada’s head of state for 70 years, with Trudeau  heralding her as ‘one of my favorite people in the world’ following their post-pandemic reunion in March. 

Upon watching Trudeau’s amateur dramatics, one furious person wrote online: ‘Curious as to how you can qualify this as paying tribute to the life and service of Her Majesty? Because they were singing music from Queen? That’s rather crass!’

Another fuming onlooker added: ‘Paying tribute? How tone-deaf do you have to be to think this is somehow a tribute? This is an embarrassment.’

A third said of the former drama teacher: ‘Singing drunkenly is a ‘tribute’? What an embarrassment.’ There is no indication that the Prime Minister had been drinking before singing at the piano on Saturday night. 

Many criticized Trudeau’s actions as disrespectful to the Queen, who the Canadian Prime Minister had previously described as one of his ‘favorite people’. Pictured: Queen Elizabeth II happily greeted Trudeau during their post-pandemic reunion in March

King Charles III sits with Justin Trudeau, as he receives realm prime ministers in the 1844 Room at Buckingham Palace on September 17, 2022 in London, England

Pictured: Trudeau signs a book of condolence at Lancaster House, in London in London on September 17, 2022, following the death of Her Majesty

The Prime Minister’s spokesperson went into damage control on Monday, stating: ‘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 to the Queen and today, the entire delegation is taking part in the State Funeral.’

The incident is the latest in a long line of scandals involving Trudeau, who was held office in Canada since 2015, including when images of him in blackface were uncovered. 

He made a series of apologies after the 2001 photograph of him emerged in brownface at an Arabian Nights party when he was a teacher. He also apologized for a high school incident where he dressed up as Harry Belafonte to sing the Jamaican song Day-O. 

Trudeau and his wife Sophie at the funeral procession on Monday, just two days after the premier was recorded singing at the hotel lobby 

Trudeau’s office defended his actions and said his singing was meant to be a tribute to the late monarch. Pictured: Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie leave Westminster Abbey after the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II

A video of him as a young man in blackface also emerged during the 2019 election. It shows him with a blackface and raising his arms and sticking his tongue out while dressed in a white t-shirt and jeans.

At the time, he said: ‘I should have known better then but I didn’t, and I am deeply sorry for it.

‘I shouldn’t have done that. I take responsibility for it. It was a dumb thing to do.’

And in 2018, a report emerged that Trudeau, who was 28 at the time, had groped a female reporter while at the Kokanee Summit in Creston, B.C in 2000. 

The woman, speaking in 2018 after the story resurfaced, said: ‘The incident referred to in the editorial did occur, as reported. Mr. Trudeau did apologize the next day. I did not pursue the incident at the time and will not be pursuing the incident further. I have had no subsequent contact with Mr. Trudeau, before or after he became Prime Minister.’

And in the aftermath, Trudeau said in a statement: ‘Over the past weeks, since this news resurfaced, I’ve been reflecting, we’ve all been reflecting, on past behaviors.

‘And as I’ve said, I’m confident I didn’t act inappropriately, but I think the essence of this is people can experience interactions differently and part of the lesson we need to learn in this moment of collective awakening … people in many cases, women, experience interactions in professional contexts and other contexts differently than men.’

Trudeau also found himself in hot water in June 2020. The Canadian government announced the WE Charity would run a new grant program for students hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.   

It later emerged that Trudeau had personal connections to WE and was involved in the decision-making process, without recusing himself.   

Initially, WE denied allegations they paid Trudeau’s mother, Margaret, his wife, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, or his brother, Alexandre.

It was later discovered Margaret had been paid $250,000 for speaking at 28 events, and Alexandre received $32,000 for speaking at eight events.

A litany of gaffs: The scandals that have engulfed the world’s ‘most woke’ Prime Minister  

Justin Trudeau has experienced a number of scandals and missteps since taking power in November 2015.

The Aga Khan – December 2017 

Canada’s Prime Minister first found himself in hot water with the ethics commissioner when it was discovered he’d broken conflict of interest rules by vacationing at the Aga Khan’s private island during Christmas in 2017. 

The Aga Khan’s foundation is registered to lobby the government. In addition, Trudeau also traveled in the Aga Khan’s private helicopter. Trudeau admitted his mistake. 

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits the Sabarmati Mahatma Gandhi Ashram in Ahmadabad, India, in 2018 

Playing dress up in India  – February 2018 

While this is not an ethics scandal, Trudeau found himself being mocked after he proudly dressed in various local costumes during a trip to India in February of 2018.    

Also during the trip, Trudeau’s wife, Sophie, was photographed with a man named Jaspal Atwal at a reception in Mumbai.

In 1986, Atwal was convicted of the attempted murder of an Indian politician, which led many to question why he was at the reception in the first place. 

‘Peoplekind’ – February 2018

Justin Trudeau was criticized for interrupting a woman during a town hall to tell her to use the term ‘peoplekind’ instead of ‘mankind.’

The Canadian Prime Minister was hosting a Q&A at MacEwan University in Edmonton.

Trudeau interrupted the woman during her query and said: ‘We like to say peoplekind, not necessarily mankind ’cause it’s more inclusive.’ 

He was slammed at the time for ‘mansplaining’ and taking political correctness a step too far.

Alleged groping incident – 2018   

In 2018, news emerged that Trudeau allegedly ‘groped’ a young woman at a music festival in British Columbia 18 years ago. When a reporter brought up the allegations at a steel and aluminum workers at Regina in western Canada, Trudeau  said he did not recall the event.

‘I remember that day in Creston well. It was an Avalanche Foundation event to support avalanche safety. I had a good day that day. I don’t remember any negative interactions that day at all,’ Trudeau, who has a ‘no tolerance’ for sexual harassment, told reporters.   

Trudeau later apologized to the woman in question ‘in the moment,’ despite commenting that he was confident he ‘did not act inappropriately.

‘But I respect the fact that someone else might have experienced this differently,’ he added. Trudeau also suspended two male members of parliament in 2014, who were accused of sexual harassment by two female members of parliament. 

Blackface – 2019   

In September 2019, photos emerged of Trudeau wearing blackface at the Arabian Nights party in 2001 and also referred to a high school incident where he dressed up as Harry Belafonte to sing the Jamaican song Day-O. A video also emerged around this time of Trudeau in blackface at a separate event. 

Trudeau said his behavior had been ‘unacceptable’ and that he has enjoyed ‘layers of privilege’ in his life. He also  said he took ‘full responsibility’ for the scandal.  

 ‘It was something that I didn’t think was racist at the time, but now I recognize it was something racist to do and I am deeply sorry,’ Trudeau said at the time.  

WE Charity scandal – June 2020  

In June 2020, the Canadian government announced the WE Charity would run a new grant program for students hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.   

It later emerged that Trudeau had personal connections to WE and was involved in the decision-making process, without recusing himself.   

Initially, WE denied allegations they paid Trudeau’s mother, Margaret, his wife, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau or his brother, Alexandre.

It was later discovered Margaret had been paid $250,000 for speaking at 28 events, and Alexandre received $32,000 for speaking at eight events.

One night before the Canadian Federal Election in 2021, a new photo has emerged of the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in blackface

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