After Cuban leader Fidel Castro passed away, Justin Trudeau marked his death by calling him a "remarkable leader" who would be mourned by Canada.
Twitterati immediately lashed out on an otherwise social media favourite, Trudeau. The Canadian Prime Minister became the target for his remarks over Castro's death, which comes as a surprise.
Trudeau's statements were soon heavily criticised on social media, with #trudeaueulogies trending for all the wrong reasons.
While Trudeau mentioned earlier about Castro being a "controversial figure", he now made further statements, defending his initial remarks. At a press conference in Madagascar, Trudeau called Castro "a polarising figure" and that he had a "deep and lasting impact on the Cuban people", The Independent reported.
Meanwhile, according to NDTV, Castro who was widely known for violating human rights, Twitter imagined what Trudeau would say about Joseph Stalin, the former leader of the Soviet Union.
Users lashed out at Trudeau for praising a leader who was largely considered a dictator.
Disgraceful statement from Justin Trudeau re Castro. No, Justin, Fidel didn't "serve" Cuban people. He made them serve him. For 60 years. https://t.co/E413zutMwS
— Bret Stephens (@StephensWSJ) November 26, 2016
Yes, Fidel Castro murdered, tortured, and imprisoned thousands, but unlike Donald Trump he never attacked Rosie O'Donnell #trudeaueulogies
— Nick Gillespie (@nickgillespie) November 27, 2016
Osama Bin Laden was certainly a controversial figure, but his contribution to airport security is unparalleled. #TrudeauEulogies
— Deplorable Michael (@Beezer1776) November 27, 2016
— Alan Perkins (@aperkins_) November 26, 2016
Let us remember Jack the Ripper as a great benefactor who worked tirelessly to get female prostitutes off the streets. #trudeaueulogies
— Natalie Faulk (@NatalieFaulk) November 27, 2016
— Kellie Leitch (@KellieLeitch) November 26, 2016
Trump's statement on Castro is better than Justin Trudeau's statement tbh. https://t.co/Xgum8RyNp5
— Josh Barro (@jbarro) November 26, 2016
— Elias Toufexis (@EliasToufexis) November 27, 2016
Trudeau also agreed to Castro being a dictator and having raised the issue of human rights in his previous visit to Cuba.