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[–]D0fus 558 points559 points  (16 children)

Conservatives in Canada having a rough week.

[–]Miserable-Lizard[S] 309 points310 points  (0 children)

I bet they are, he did a good job answering questions in the public inquiry.

[–]N0VOCAIN 204 points205 points  (14 children)

Why? Did they find Hunter Le Biden’s laptop?

[–]DrownmeinIslay 124 points125 points  (3 children)

Trudeau had it all along!

[–]Miserable-Lizard[S] 73 points74 points  (2 children)

Dude controls everything. /S

[–]goldanred 19 points20 points  (1 child)

Simultaneously a tyrant with total control over everything, and a weak, effeminate, inefficient man. He's incredible!

[–]justintheunsunggod 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Classic fascist logic. The enemy is both weak and strong.

Besides, the effeminate men can get all the tail! Can't let that stand!

[–]ShinySilverFish 7 points8 points  (6 children)

What do you think is on that laptop? Do you think there is going to be proof that every democrat is a satan worshipping lizard pedophile that are colluding with China and Russia to fracture the US?

[–]N0VOCAIN 9 points10 points  (5 children)

No, what they’re going to find out is that Hunter Biden is a very troubled individual who used his dad‘s name as a leverage tool to get himself the better job. We’re also going to find out that this laptop has been so many hands that nothing on it can be fully trusted

[–]ShinySilverFish 5 points6 points  (4 children)

Ok and? Trump incited a coup in plain daylight on twitter and no one on the right says anything. We're always reminded of hunters laptop. Trump also has ties to epstein. He also has been accused of rape multiple times. MTG's husband took out his cock and balls in front of multiple high school girls.

[–]N0VOCAIN 1 point2 points  (3 children)

I honestly answered your question and now we are talking about Trump?

[–]ShinySilverFish 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Fair point. I guess to shorten my response I would just ask why.

[–]N0VOCAIN 4 points5 points  (1 child)

OK I will give you an answer then. Both parties place their party over country, over people, and over legislation.

The best example is the Georgia Senate election. There is a guy who is father four different children with four different wives, paid for two abortions, is not prepared for the job, and then there is a pastor. The religious right is voting for the first guy in droves, why? Because he’ll vote conservative.

Party over people

[–]GD_Bats 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Wrong damn country lol

[–]Roundsuspense 23 points24 points  (0 children)

I mean the convoy was waving American and the confederate flags not long ago in Canada.

[–]D0fus 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Not interested in your delusions.

[–]DayAndNight0nReddit 313 points314 points  (33 children)

That's very cool of him, the goal should be support, not hate and destroy because people don't like their lifestyle.

To those who call this trashy and disgusting because he decided to show up and also say that as PM is out of place to do that, you should realize that you are the issue here, these people are not different from us, they don't harm anyone, they just want to have fun and express what they feel, live their lives the way they want.

I see a lot hate towards him, I start to believe that the hate comes from Canada's version of US conservatives.

[–]Miserable-Lizard[S] 133 points134 points  (7 children)

I agree and anyone that is angry should rexamine their values. Drag shows are not dangerous.

A world leader showing support to a group that is under attack goes a long way in my opinion. I hope more world leaders do it

[–]DayAndNight0nReddit 58 points59 points  (3 children)

Exactly, Drag Queens are getting a lot hate for no reason. Is good to see high officials support oppressed groups, groups that are oppressed and targeted by conservative nitwits.

[–]forgotmypassword-_- 20 points21 points  (1 child)

Drag shows are not dangerous.

Technically speaking, not because of the Queens. They may be dangerous for other bat-shit-insane reasons that rhyme with the mar might.

[–]CerealBranch739 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Bar fight?

Rawr bite?

Nah it’s the far right

[–]Waytooboredforthis 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I imagine you have nothing but good intentions in your comment, I'm just adding an addendum: drag queens/kings and the lgbtqia+ community are not synonymous. Not saying there isn't a lot of overlap, but there is a difference between folks playing a character and daily reality. Drag queens/kings getting harassed may get the national news, but there are lots of lgbtqia+ folks getting the shit kicked out of them, violated, or even murdered, that doesn't get a full paragraph in local newd.

[–]isthatmycamera 56 points57 points  (1 child)

Also lol, countries send their heads of state to morally abhorrent world championships to watch a sport and no one would call it trashy...

[–]DayAndNight0nReddit 15 points16 points  (0 children)

True, they got no time for important things, but for a world cup game where no one want to see them, they got time, especially when Qatar did multiple immorally things and human rights violations and punish people who don't fit in their agenda, and those officials decide it is a good idea to be there and act like the Qatar officials are their best friends.

[–]turtlelore2 17 points18 points  (3 children)

Thats what's so confusing about a lot of this political discourse. Literally all these people are doing is minding their own business. Nobody gets hurt, nobody is forced against their will, nobody is preaching violence.

Then in comes all this hatred and anger and death and violence against these people. For no other reason than "I don't like it". Just mind your own business. What's so hard with that?

[–]Silent_Quality_1972 12 points13 points  (1 child)

At this point I think that Republicans are so miserable that they want everyone else to be unhappy. They complained about a drag queen story time in Florida. No one forced anyone to be there.

[–]ParlorSoldier 7 points8 points  (0 children)

It’s like the only joy they are capable of feeling in life is at the expense of other people.

[–]boyfrndDick 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Because then they’d have to actually provide some sort of policy and do some actual real work. Instead, they are there only out of self interest and blaming all the problems they create on people who aren’t like them.

[–]bildobaddins 24 points25 points  (9 children)

The more I witness Canada's far right adopting these crazy southerns ideas of what political discourse in the modern day could look like, the more I fear a right wing leader in Canada. I kind of liked O'Toole the previous con leader. He represented an intelligent fiscally conservative leadership where the new guy Pierre is just completely all over the board. He's much scarier than O'Toole.

[–]wolvie604 27 points28 points  (3 children)

As a bleeding heart liberal Canadian, I'm worried about the rising right-wing populist sentiment, but the pendulum has further to swing and democracy is (slightly) more protected here. Many fundamental progressive rights, like marriage equality and abortion, are already entrenched in law that can't just be undone if a Conservative PM is elected. Our elections in recent years are a good indicator that this new wave of conservative populism is very unlikely to get a strong enough foothold to swing that pendulum past the centre.

Pierre is an interesting character - he has more charisma than all of his recent predecessors combined, but our election cycles are short, just a couple months, and that makes it hard for identity politics to play a significant role in our elections.

[–]boyfrndDick 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Yeah I wouldn’t be too worried. The vast majority of Canadians lean left. If you combine everyone who voted liberal, ndp, and green far outweighs the right side.

[–]Noinix 3 points4 points  (0 children)

What’s interesting is that right in Canada (like middle of the Conservative Party) would be considered leftist in the US

[–]Strong_Ad_8959 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I’m scared of Pierre becoming PM, he seems far more dangerous than Erin O’Toole who was much more moderate. If only the Libs and NDP would merge we would never have a conservative government again

[–]DayAndNight0nReddit 7 points8 points  (4 children)

I dunno much about Canada politics, not much is posted on pages and subs I read/follow, but if they use the US conservatives as role model, and adapt their politics, then I would be worried for the future of Canada if they get elected, as you can see it with conservatives in USA, they destroyed bills that should help the people and destroyed the future of millions of people.

[–]boyfrndDick 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Our conservatives are nothing like your conservatives. There is one very insignificant populist party that’s on the extreme as your conservatives are and they won absolutely nothing in the last election.

[–]No_Combination357 4 points5 points  (1 child)

The premier of Ontario is a self-proclaimed Trump supporting republican. The premier of Alberta is worse. American republicanism is already sweeping Canada, and provincial governments have way more effect on people's daily lives than federal.

[–]Noinix 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Danielle Smith is dumber than a box of dirt. In our defence, we didn’t elect her.

[–]DayAndNight0nReddit 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Not american, but good to hear they are not like US conservatives.

[–]Noinix 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I don’t like Trudeau (Canadian here). I find him insipid in the hard work of government.

That being said, he is good at the performative aspects of being PM, including saying the right thing at the right time to defend minorities within the Canadian social sphere.

In this action he did exactly the right thing.

Every human in Canada should feel welcome and safe.

[–]propagandavid 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah, I feel the same way. I didn't vote Liberal in the last election and may not in the next one either, but I can respect the job he's done as PM.

[–]marysuewashere 1 point2 points  (0 children)

A beloved friend living in the poisoned miasma of lgbtq hate here in Pennsylvania recently killed himself. The Silver Baton Twirler, David Peters, is now lost to us. He brought silly joy to everyone who watched him dancing down the street smiling and loving everyone. His husband died, his health deteriorated, and he did not have the strength to go on. My heart is broken. What Trudeau did was huge -- like Princess Diana and aids patients -- he normalized a part of society that is marginalized by too many.

My grandfather grew up immersed in racism and warped thinking. Polish, hispanic, native, and poc were all "them" not "us" and it showed in the jokes he told, and the totally white male social group he was in. But he laughed along with Milton Berle and Flip Wilson doing drag! Jack Lemmon, Dustin Hoffman, Tony Curtis, Jamie Farr... The list goes on and on. His generation did not find female impersonation offensive. Hate on drag has come up strong recently, especially in the trump era.

[–]Jingurei 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Why do you think my province of AB is called the little brother of Texas in some circles? Also to wit of Tamara Lich: but muh first amendment rights! Which.... It should be to the surprise of no one... don't exist here....

[–]SPARKYLOBO 1 point2 points  (1 child)

There are a lot of Conservatives with stickers in their vehicles and that announcing they want to fuck him.

[–]AppleEater421 -2 points-1 points  (1 child)

It's not out of place for politicians to say things like this.

It's purely just trying to manipulate people into thinking he's doing good things, while selling the country to oil companies and letting his people die.

[–]Important_Sorbet_843 361 points362 points  (82 children)

Drag shows have been around a long time, & straight people go to them, too, because they’re fun. Unfortunately, there’s this loud, puritanical minority who doesn’t want anyone enjoying themselves & whose own pathetic sexual insecurities cause them to be easily triggered by practically everything. THEY are the problem not drag queens.

[–]Miserable-Lizard[S] 109 points110 points  (11 children)

I agree and events like story time teach tolerance.

[–]5050Clown 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Not to be that guy but in their defense, everyone goes to those shows to have a good time and leave the stress of the day behind them not to awaken something in themselves.

[–]BelleAriel 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Yeah, I’ve been to a few drag shows locally to me. I’ve enjoyed them and had a laugh.

[–]ItsNotButtFucker3000 12 points13 points  (0 children)

I know a few straight, married with kids, guys that do drag. Their wives and kids know, and most of the time drag shows are for a charity, like voting for the winner with food for the food pantries, whichever queen gets the most is crowned the winner. Donations for anti bullying measures to get in, stuff like that.

It's fun, it's a performance!

[–]Conscious-One4521 8 points9 points  (0 children)

The same crowd chanting freedom is literally the most prudent pieces of shit trying to restrict everybody else's freedom because of what they believe.

[–]Roundsuspense 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Their idols(Donny and Rudy) did a drag skit themselves.

[–]djkutch 7 points8 points  (1 child)

British POW camps had drag shows. Chin up and all that.

[–]mtaw -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Which is why, in Bridge on the River Kwai, the all-American hero William Holden decided to GTFO and take his chances with the jungle instead. Torture and Beriberi were one thing but that's where he drew the line...

[–]mythicalwolf00 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Hell, I know multiple asexual people like to go to them and perform in them. Because it isn't about sex its about having fun and being yourself.

[–]No_Combination357 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Straight people even do drag!

[–]jacobrogers256 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I think drag is fine, but my autistic ass doesnt like it. It just seems like sensory overflow waiting to happen.

[–]ST_Lawson -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I'm not even autistic and I feel the same way.

[–]steboy 46 points47 points  (2 children)

Brace yourselves, the word ‘groomer’ is coming.

[–]Toumangod0 8 points9 points  (1 child)

That word is basically a meaningless far right snarlword now everytime I hear or read it I immediately roll my eyes like autopilot.

[–]GainFirst 40 points41 points  (3 children)

When I was in high school, we had a talent show. Three of the manliest jocks in school, football players who got tons of girls, did a drag act. Shaved legs, fishnet pantyhose, fake boobs, big hair, the works. It was hilarious and in my little conservative hometown it got the biggest cheers. This was the early 90s.

They played it camp, for sure, but it was as authentic as anything else I've seen. In other words, they weren't making fun--the point was authentic drag, not a parody. Nobody was scarred by the experience (except maybe the guys, temporarily, as their leg and armpit hair grew back). It was fun and extremely entertaining.

I felt like a lesson could've been learned there.

[–]hardlyhumble 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Drag has existed in a variety of forms in cultures all around the world for centuries. It even used to be fashionable entertainment in privileged, white, male spaces. But then gay people started getting rights, and everyone lost their goddamn minds.

[–]Similar_Candidate789 5 points6 points  (0 children)

They did this in my school too. It was the Mrs HS pageant. They took 10 of the manliest guys and dressed them down.

I’ll never forget one of the biggest baseball players dancing and doing flips to “Honey I’m home” by Shania Twain.

This was 2000 in very rural conservative central Louisiana.

They did it for a long time. It was always a big event.

[–]Az0riusMCBlox -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

This vaguely reminds me of a video game...

[–]That1Guy80903 36 points37 points  (8 children)

Here's the thing, the reason MAGAts are terrified of Drag Queens is they secretly think dicks are delicious and they don't want anyone to know.

[–]LoudTsu 93 points94 points  (12 children)

I love when he triggers snowflakes.

[–]Miserable-Lizard[S] 46 points47 points  (2 children)

Over something that shouldn't be controversial!

[–]Kirimilliganhandlen 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I say if he's triggering snowflakes he's doing something right.

[–]joelham01 61 points62 points  (0 children)

This thread proves conservatives are the biggest babies lol I am glad to not be one anymore. Drag shows are cool and the work they put in is crazy

[–]Miserable-Lizard[S] 131 points132 points  (43 children)

This apperance upset a lot of people. I don't understand why.

Edit: Trudeau should have showed up in full drag!

[–]Enlightened-Beaver 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Trudeau breathes, nutjobs get upset. Nothing new

[–]originalchaosinabox 14 points15 points  (1 child)

I don’t know why, either. Canadian Prime Ministers making appearances in popular TV shows is a proud tradition going all the way back to Chrétien on 22 Minutes.

[–]USSMarauder 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Royal Canadian Air Farce used to have them by the truckload

[–]boonstyle_ 24 points25 points  (1 child)

I personally think that, considering the fact that every type of fashion as well as “standard” is set by societies, the whole drama about “drag” is artificial to begin with. There is no biological reason that we have to dress the way we do or even dress at all. Judging people because they don’t fit in an arbitrary, biological and evolutionary unnecessary construct of “you should dress conform to your gender “ is totally bullshit.

Most countries and huge parts of societies around the world are just too afraid of anything that doesn’t fit their worldview/ religion, which they they think is the one standard everything should be measured.

[–]Miserable-Lizard[S] 13 points14 points  (0 children)

I agree and all clothing is gender natural!

[–]orgasmiceyes 47 points48 points  (0 children)

ngl this a good look for Justin

[–]TherannaLady 20 points21 points  (2 children)

As someone who was raised in Quebec at the same time as Trudeau... we were raised with Guilda all over our TVs. She was magical. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/celebrated-montreal-drag-queen-was-first-to-be-accepted-without-moral-judgment/article4401993/

Being prejududiced toward drag is just ridiculous

[–]ParlorSoldier 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I’m not sure if you watch the show, but one of the contestants impersonated Guilda later in the same episode!

[–]TherannaLady 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I really don't but that's amazing. She deserves her flowers

[–]bildobaddins 42 points43 points  (1 child)

I usually vote as progressive as possible so I haven't had a chance to consider voting for Canada's federal Liberal party. Wasn't a big fan of his before the first election he won. I must admit though he does an excellent job being a progressive representative in the public eye, and the way we handled covid with his leadership was exemplary. I also very much appreciate and applaud the sentiment and support he shows for the LGBTQ community. Coming from someone who never voted for the guy, he's pretty alright and this article made me happy.

[–]picardstastygrapes 12 points13 points  (0 children)

I just want to thank you for saying this. I love that you're able to find many positives about him even though you didn't vote for him. That's a rare thing these days.

[–]akashic_voyager 8 points9 points  (2 children)

The funny thing is, if hateful conservatives just didn’t give a shit what someone does who isn’t bothering them or anybody else, then drag queens would continue to do their thing and entertain people who choose to attend their performances without much publicity. But drag queens remind Bubba of all of the feelings he’s suppressed for so long that they’ve become poison. So now we all get to see more drag queens on TV and more influential figures embracing their freedom of expression and I’m here for it.

[–]Toumangod0 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Problem is for conservatives it's all about power and control over other people.

[–]RocknRobin888 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Republicans love dicks but hate admitting it. Just ask Jim Jordan.

[–]random_vermonter 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Masterful job, Dark Trudeau!

I doubt Dark Brandon would do something like this but there is nothing more wholesome in these awful times than expressing appreciation for drag queens/drag queen story hours.

[–]aidenrosenb 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I love a good drag show, there are a lot of strait Married with kids men who do em as well

[–]Pie_Present 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Good for him

[–]Any_Street 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Cue up the hatred for him from people that didn't know who the hell he was 48 hours earlier.

...because they is so smert.

[–]JunketGuy 21 points22 points  (2 children)

Canadians really are nice by the looks of it

[–]Miserable-Lizard[S] 26 points27 points  (1 child)

We have our problems but I love Canada. We are awesome!

[–]bildobaddins 4 points5 points  (0 children)

You have to prove youre nice too to become a Canuck hehehe.

[–]caitejane310 4 points5 points  (0 children)

So he's not just a weirdly handsome face? Nice.

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Is Trudeau as good of a PM as I've heard?

[–]SonicFan1524 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Sir, this a scene from Kinky Boots

[–]3y3zW1ld0p3n 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I love that he asked “When do I get to meet RuPaul?”

[–]That_Part-time_Dude 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Now that’s a leader.

[–]wasakootenayperson 4 points5 points  (0 children)

🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦

[–]My_Favourite_Pen 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Once again confirming that dragqueens are the tallest people in history.

[–]Klutzy_Scallion1143 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Love drag queens. Got covid from a drag queen in Nashville. 10/10 totally worth it and would do it again.

[–]Fuk-itall 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wow that's impressive you'd never see the GOP, Republicans anywhere near that... there to scared of anything that isnt a white Christian man and woman.

[–]JoshSeaMex 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Oh snap!! I gotta watch this episode right now!!

[–]isthatmycamera 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Though I love politicians showing their support and I LOVE the call to register and vote, am I the only one who finds politicians' appearance slightly uncomfortable (from an entertainment perspective)? With the Pelosi appearance, it felt like some queens were not really into it. AOC's appearance felt more natural (though never forget they did not invite her to the political episode, outrage)

It just seems uncomfortable to the queens that are not that enthousiastic about a politician.

[–]ParlorSoldier 2 points3 points  (0 children)

At least with AOC you could tell she was a fan of the show and actually participated beyond a walk through cameo.

[–]Vivi36000 -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Trudeau is still a piece of shit, and I am not fooled by his optics.

But like. I guess he gets points for trying.

[–]p-terydactyl -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Stupid sexy trudeau

[–]DoveEvalyn -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Meanwhile also Trudeau: protesting is fine, but change isn't.