January 08, 2019

Parody of Trudeau's India trip condemned as “racist”

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

On last night's episode of The Ezra Levant Show, guest-host David Menzies reported on claims that a Radio Canada parody of Trudeau's India trip was "racist". 

Sadly, I am unilingual. But the good news is that one needn’t speak a single word of French to bust a gut over Radio Canada’s New Year’s Eve sketch that satirized the Trudeau clan’s disastrous trip to India in 2018.

Of course, the usual suspects think there’s absolutely nothing funny about it.

I thought it was brilliant, the sort of edgy humor one rarely sees on Radio-Canada’s English counterpart, the CBC.

But evidently, this sketch was racist. The press in English Canada, ranging from the Toronto Star (of course) to the National Post(sadly), ginned-up this story, lambasting Radio-Canada for being disrespectful of Indian and Hindu culture.

Why is it when a comedy troupe parodies Indian culture, that’s cultural appropriation, but when Prime Minister Zoolander himself does the Bollywood dancing thing, that’s OK?

At time of writing, Radio-Canada has not caved to its critics and issuing a mea culpa. Nor should it.

If anyone needs to apologize, it is surely the Prime Minister. That Indian trip was an off-the-chart fiasco, a costly endeavour that did nothing but give Canada a black eye on the international stage.

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commented 2019-01-09 13:54:29 -0500
Too bad that you are unilingual, so like most Canadians you created your own incorrect narrative when watching the video. The lyrics of this clip have nothing to do with India. They deal with Canadian politics: pipelines, Dairy Supply Management, Alberta heavy oil etc. The cows, which most English speaking viewers assumed to be India cows, are according to the lyrics Canadian Dairy Cartel cows and the gorilla represents President Trump. The criticism looks like a job of Liberal spin doctors. I have not noticed any Hindu names among the critics; some of the “offended” people have names often used by Muslims. I wish Rebel could post the English translation of the lyrics.
commented 2019-01-09 13:14:36 -0500
When the leader of our country travels on our behalf he is goes to present the best of OUR country and OUR culture. By wearing their traditional clothing and making their body gestures, dance etc. he is a poseur appropriating their culture and effectively saying that ours is inferior. In fact, globalists such as Trudeau don’t actually respect ANY culture! Their wish is to have a one-world government along the lines of failed Marxist-Leninist teaching. Only those dummied down by the MSM buy into any of Trudeau’s rubbish.
commented 2019-01-08 21:55:50 -0500
Another couple non integrated “our Indian culture is more important” people not embracing Canadian culture whining about racism and holy cows. They clearly don’t belong in this country.
commented 2019-01-08 21:47:29 -0500
Ron Christensen commented 10 hours ago
The biggest racists in Canada are PM Butts , groper Justin and all the mental midgets that voted for these wastes of oxygen !
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“Oxygen thieves” Ron
commented 2019-01-08 17:18:49 -0500
Well, it’s funny in the sense that it certainly portrays his shallow stupidity and narcissism, but it tells us a hell of a lot about R-C too. This useless, bloated, taxpayer-funded hypocrisy known as Radio Canada is going after the little tit only for one reason: because he’s not a completely green commie dictator. So, R-C, go eff yourselves, you hateful effin parasites.
commented 2019-01-08 17:18:48 -0500
Well, it’s funny in the sense that it certainly portrays his shallow stupidity and narcissism, but it tells us a hell of a lot about R-C too. This useless, bloated, taxpayer-funded hypocrisy known as Radio Canada is going after the little tit only for one reason: because he’s not a completely green commie dictator. So, R-C, go eff yourselves, you hateful effin parasites.
commented 2019-01-08 16:44:16 -0500
Alberta Maga, truth.. The Sound Of Silence…
commented 2019-01-08 16:32:17 -0500
I cannot help but believing the increase in manufactured outrage is to camouflage the fact the authorities do not want Islam to be criticized as the results can be deadly. Think about it. We have all joked for decades sometimes insensitively but more often than not in good fun but all of the sudden there is a crack down by the humor police? Why is that? The timing of this coinciding with mass migration is highly suspect.
commented 2019-01-08 15:05:17 -0500
And the media bowed and prayed to the Neon God they made!!!
commented 2019-01-08 13:43:22 -0500
Insulted some poor melting snowflakes..hahahaha
commented 2019-01-08 12:13:50 -0500
The biggest racists in Canada are PM Butts , groper Justin and all the mental midgets that voted for these wastes of oxygen !
commented 2019-01-08 11:26:48 -0500
I really don’t care if anything is racist anymore. Essentially everyone prefers there own culture. The mainstream media reports this everyday now; I’m constantly reading, hearing how Whites are despised. This story reminds me of that ‘open house’ at the Canadian embassy and running out of Crown Royal in an hour, with line-ups down the street and around the corner!! Just how much Crown Royal did they go through?! And how much did that cost Canadian taxpayers – including Indo-Canadian taxpayers?! Something a little more concerning than hurt feelings.
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