The Conservative Party's Justin Trudeau Chicken Meme Is Getting Roasted - 2019-09-05
It was only one short week ago that the official Conservative Party Twitter account was called out by the Canadian public, for their controversial response to a 2005 video of Andrew Scheer speaking about same-sex marriage. Canadians heavily criticized the people behind the account, with some even calling for their resignation. On Wednesday night, the account came under fire for a second time, this time for tweeting a meme that called Justin Trudeau a chicken.
In a tweet on Wednesday evening, the official Conservative Party page posted a single image, with no written caption attached. The meme-style image showed two people dressed in chicken suits holding signs that read, "2 chicken 2 debate," with a picture of Justin Trudeau underneath. The image was headed, "Why did the chicken cross the road?" With the response, "Because it was afraid to debate Andrew Scheer."
The meme is likely referring to the news that Trudeau will only be participating in two of the five major leaders' debates this election campaign. The Prime Minister is believed to be sitting out of debates organized by Maclean's/Citytv, TVA and the Munk Debates, choosing instead to focus on the English and French language debates organized by the new federal Leaders' Debates Commission.