The Photoshop hoax was quickly debunked. But many wished it were true.
“All my gay male friends are sad cuz they wanted to kiss Trudeau next!” said one.
Another tweeted: “It is fake, but we still love it. Who doesn’t want to see Trudeau kiss another man?”
“After an event like this, we had to do something,” the site quotes Trudeau as saying in French. “I approached Tom to see what he thought, but I didn’t expect him to be so enthusiastic.”
Trudeau has been the target of hoaxes before, including last December, when the site Hot Global News reported that he had banned Donald Trump from entering Canada:
Here’s how people reacted to the concocted kiss:
— Natalie Roth (@natalieroth) June 15, 2016
— Dick Hunter (@SquirtOrg) June 15, 2016
Thing is, I think Justin Trudeau probably would kiss a man if he thought it would be helpful and not crass.
— Texty (@textualdeviance) June 15, 2016
— Allison Christiansen (@brunnhilda1023) June 15, 2016