TORONTO — Police in Australia took shots at some Canadian celebrities on Sunday — on social media — as the G20 summit came to a close.
The Queensland Police Service (QPS) in Brisbane tweeted a photo of one of its police cars leading prime minister Stephen Harper’s motorcade and wrote: “They gave us Celine, Nickelback & Bieber but we’ll still help with their PM’s motorcade.”
The tweet prompted one Australian man to add: “Bryan Adams????”
The QPS replied: “To be honest there was almost too many to choose from. #Avril #Shania #Adams.”
Ottawa’s @AliB613 took aim at the QPS. “wow LOL seriously Bieber k sure… Nickelback whatever… but Celine Dion?! Like come on… who are you kidding? #notcool #Canada.”
Berton Woodward of Toronto listed a few of Australia’s exports in a tweet. “You gave us Rupert Murdoch, Mel Gibson and Kylie Minogue but we’ll still let your kids run Canada’s ski slopes this winter.”
(Gibson was born in New York, but spent many years in Australia.)
At least one Australian seemed to have Canada’s back.
Bisson is the Montreal-born star of the made-in-Toronto series Murdoch Mysteries and Joy is his co-star — who was born in Perth, Australia. The show airs six nights a week on Australian network 13th Street.
Here’s how it all went down on Twitter: