Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, has apologised for making a ‘dumb joke’ after he interrupted a woman saying that she should use ‘peoplekind’ instead of ‘mankind.’
'That was dumb,' says Justin Trudeau after his 'peoplekind' joke goes 'little viral'
In an exchange between Trudeau and a woman asking about religious charities at the Edmonton event, Trudeau interjected when she used the word mankind, telling her he preferred to say ‘peoplekind.’
‘You all know that I don’t necessarily have the best of track records on jokes. I made a dumb joke a few days ago that seems to have gone a little viral,’ the Guardian quoted, Trudeau, as saying.
‘It played well in the room and in context. Out of context, it doesn’t play so well,’ he added, ‘It’s a little reminder to me that I shouldn’t be making jokes even when I think they’re funny.’
Trudeau had responded to a young woman participant who ended her question by saying: "Maternal love is the love that's going to change the future of mankind."
Trudeau waved his hand and interjected with: "We like to say peoplekind, not necessarily mankind. It's more inclusive."
The incident was the latest attempt at failed humor by the 46-year-old prime minister.