Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau lectured about diversity in an appearance on the country’s spin-off of “RuPaul’s Drag Race.”
“Can we move beyond ‘tolerate’ and start embracing, and loving, and accepting, and learning from, and being challenged by, that’s how you build a resilient society, that’s what we’re trying to do in Canada, and we’ve got a lot of work still to do,” he told the drag queens Friday.
"It doesn't matter what your background is, where you're from, who you love – you enrich this place" ❤️ Thank you Prime Minister @JustinTrudeau for visiting the #CanadasDragRace werkroom
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— Canada's Drag Race (@canadasdragrace) November 26, 2022
When asked about his racial diversity initiatives in “the Great White North,” Trudeau said “we do diversity better than just about any other place in the world; it doesn’t matter what you’re background is, where you’re from, who you love, you enrich this place.”
The drag queen cast members fawned over Trudeau after he left he set, with one praising him for making it “easy for immigrants” to migrate to Canada.
“I have full-body goosebumps,” one Drag Race cast member said after crying out to Trudeau, “hate to see you leave, love to watch you walk away, baby!”
“I love him so much because people like him made it easy for immigrants to migrate here and have a chance for a better life, so like, seeing him, being here, it’s actually, like, such, like, it’s so nice,” the cast member said.
The 50-year-old prime minister later gushed to the drag queens on Twitter.
“Thank you for having me, and thank you for what you’re doing. Because you’re making a difference. You’re showing people around the world that you can be who you are. And that you can be proud of it,” he tweeted Saturday.
Thank you for having me, and thank you for what you’re doing. Because you’re making a difference. You’re showing people around the world that you can be who you are. And that you can be proud of it. #CanadasDragRace https://t.co/zSXo3vBVNT
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) November 26, 2022