Justin Trudeau has a beard now and people have a lot to say about it
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has returned from more than two weeks of vacation in Costa Rica with a new look.
Adam Scotti, photographer to the Prime Minister, posted a picture to Instagram on Monday showing Trudeau looking pensive with a new salt-and-pepper beard.
The new look is taking Twitter by storm, with many people commenting on the PM's change of style.
I kinda like it.— Dutchess of Roti (@wickdchiq) January 7, 2020
Is he trying to look like he has gravitas? Less about the hope of youth? Hmmm...where my fashionistas at?
What do you think? https://t.co/yIb3sAdJ9D
Trudeau also posted a picture to Twitter on monday debuting the now infamous beard.
Wait wut...— Josh K. Elliott (@joshkelliott) January 6, 2020
New year, new beard 🧐 pic.twitter.com/r3hZDB3dmf
So far, it's unclear whether the beard is here to stay or if it's just a post-vacation look — perhaps a true sign that relaxation was in full effect over the holidays?
After multiple news articles about the beard, some people were beginning to feel annoyed about the topic.
After a 17 day holiday, it is telling that the only news coming out of Prime Minister Trudeau's first day of work is a beard. https://t.co/9rwPrPhtAY— Sen. Denise Batters (@denisebatters) January 7, 2020
For some, the latest facial hair development served as a reminder of the Prime Minister's earlier days.
Justin Trudeau's beard has come a long way since 2011 pic.twitter.com/YhjsX7czzU— Josh K. Elliott (@joshkelliott) January 7, 2020
Others have pointed out that the beard has become another source for Conservative vs. Liberal Twitter scraps.
One Twitter user pointed out that the back and forth about Trudeau's beard seems to be coming as a distraction during a fraught time.
The Canadian government is dealing with issues regarding the situation in Iraq and conservative trolls and tweeters are making comments about Prime Minister Trudeau’s beard.— Dan Harmer (@HarmerDan) January 6, 2020
Canadian soldiers are in harm’s way and they want to make jokes. Conservatives are a threat to Canada
Other see it more as a joke, and have even gone as far as starting a Twitter account as the Trudeau beard.
I'm the real thing and I'm not going anywhere.— Justin Trudeau's Beard (@TrudeauBeard) January 7, 2020
I am Justin Trudeau's Beard.
Please address me with capital letters at all times and tell me if there is food stuck in me.
Thank you. Merci.
Whether you think it's a big deal or not, according to the Toronto Star, the beard has some historical significance to it as Trudeau is the first prime minister to sport a full beard since Mackenzie Bowell, who served from 1894 to 1896.
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