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People are upset after Canada said to need Harry and Meghan to bring razzle dazzle

A New York Times tweet about the prospect of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle moving to Canada has gone viral after being pegged as out of touch and ignorant about what it's really like to live in the Great White North. 

The NYT published the tweet early Saturday morning alongside an article titled Could ‘Megxit’ Be a Royal Fairy Tale for Canada?

"Many Canadians are giddy at the prospect that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle could be moving to Canada, injecting some razzle dazzle to the sprawling, bone-chillingly cold country," the tone deaf tweet reads. 

The tweet has garnered almost 8,ooo likes since it was first posted this weekend, and many are responding to try and explain that Canada is not actually in need of any extra "razzle dazzle" and the entire country is not bone-chillingly cold at all times. 

"You know Canada is a country with many climates and cultures and not the orphanage from Oliver Twist right," journalist Kate Gray wrote in response to the bizarre tweet. 

"Um. It’s 11 degrees in Toronto today. And we already have razzle dazzle here I guess. But thanks @nytimes ..." CBC journalist Jayme Poisson wrote. 

In addition to the sweeping generalization about Canada's weather conditions, the tweet also failed to acknowledge the fact that Canada endured a terrible tragedy last week and most of the country was anything but giddy. 

"57 Canadians were killed this week on flight 752 (138 passengers headed to Canada)," Arielle Piat-Sauvé from CBC's The National wrote. "Nobody was giddy here this week. Oh and it’s 11 degrees Celsius today in Toronto."

Even Toronto Mayor John Tory weighed in to correct the tweet's inaccuracies and point out just some of what adds razzle dazzle to life in Canada. He also called the column "bone-chillingly silly."

Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds also came to the country's defence. 

The New York Times may be one of the most respected and read publications in the world, but it seems they still have a lot to learn when it comes to Canada and the people who inhabit it. 

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