Rolling Stone released its August edition on Wednesday, and the cover included a photo of the prime minister and the headline, “Why can’t he be our president?”
The hashtag #BoycottRollingStone sprung up in response to the cover, helped along by Americans charging the magazine with a lack of patriotism.
In addition, Fox News aired several segments to discuss the magazine’s cover choice on Wednesday and Thursday, HuffPost reported.
Fox News hosts derided the Canadian government’s decision to settle a lawsuit brought by Omar Khadr for $10.5 million as unpatriotic.
Much of the distaste with the Rolling Stone cover on social media also referenced the Khadr settlement. Reports have also suggested that Trudeau’s magazine cover could have a negative impact on the NAFTA negotiations.
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However, Canadians aren’t so fond of the cover story either. In addition to some Canadian news outlets calling out the magazine for inaccuracies in the story, many publications published rebuttal stories simply explaining why they didn’t like it.
The National Post put out a piece not only correcting technical details such as the Rolling Stone author referring to the Liberal Party as the “Liberty Party,” but also critiqued his perception of Trudeau’s relationship with U.S. President Donald Trump. Beyond this, Macleans magazine published a piece about the story’s “10 most cringeworthy lines.”
Furthermore, many Canadians took to social media to express their distaste.
The profile covers a wide range of subjects, including Trudeau’s political history and his policy on Syrian refugees.
The article goes on to compare Trudeau to Trump on everything from his political positions to his sense of style.
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