Justin Trudeau is a global icon who is equally admired by people of all religions and races. He has practically preached harmony and peace, which is both very considerate and compassionate. He is seen celebrating events of all communities with equal passion to give them a sense of belonging. However, things turned a little unexpected this time. Justin took to Twitter to extend his warm wishes on Hindu festival Diwali. But he said ‘Diwali Mubarak’ and people got a little salty.
Twitterati says that this is not how you wish Diwali. As ‘Mubarak’ is an Arabic word, it is inappropriate to use it for a Hindu event.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) October 17, 2017
People said that it is ‘Shubh Diwali’, and he needs to correct it. Although Shubh, Badhai, and Mubarak have similar meanings, people said that they are disappointed in his ‘use of language’.
you have to be a Hindu to understand it. Or should one say Shubh Eid next time?same meaning!
— pragati (@pragati14) October 17, 2017
It's not "Diwali Mubarak", it's "Diwali Ki Badhai" … Correct it ..
— Bhavesh K Pandey (@bhaveshkpandey) October 17, 2017
Thank you, Mr.PM. Its good to hear from a global icon. But it's either 'subh deewali' (Hindhi) or deepavali Vazhthukal(Tamil).
— Abinayah Raguraam (@AbinayahR) October 17, 2017
What an odd way of phrasing it, but Thank you
— Raj (@pennythegirl) October 17, 2017
Nope i won't be content when someone takes a dig at my culture & religion. Diwali is a festival of joy/happiness & not of Animal sacrifices.
— Ashish (@Ak_Ashii) October 17, 2017
However, some people sad that its the true sentiment behind the wish that matters.
He means well. doesn't matter if he says shubh, mubarak, happy or vazhthukal.
— The Unbiased Reaper (@jas_hidan) October 18, 2017
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