Justin Trudeau, 46 has been mocked online for using the latest sexual identities acronym, which includes a number, nine letters and the plus sign to support the annual Sisters in Spirit vigil.
The Canadian Prime Minister, in a tweet this week was honoring lives of ‘Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people’ who have gone missing or been murdered.
The annual Sisters in Spirit vigil, is an event held on October 4, that is dedicated to raise public awareness about missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls in Canada.
Partout au pays, les gens allument des bougies et honorent les femmes, filles et personnes 2ELGBTQQIA+ autochtones disparues ou assassinées. On doit continuer de travailler ensemble et de sensibiliser les gens à cette tragédie nationale pour y mettre fin. #SoeursParLEsprit pic.twitter.com/lM3HrpAGPh
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) October 5, 2021
The number and letter ‘2S’ which stands for ‘Two-spirit’, is a sexual identities acronym.
And Trudeau’s inclusion of the acronym sparked controversy on Twitter with many people mocking the him, joking that it was a typo.
NSW One Nation leader Mark Latham says the LGBTQIA+ community are “running out of letters” after Trudeau paid tribute to 2SLGBTQQIA+ people.
“They’ve doubled up the Q – they’ve actually left one out there that’s practiced in NSW high schools, unbelievably,” Mr Latham told Sky News host Andrew Bolt.
“That’s P, P for Pansexual.”
British rapper Nzube Olisaebuka Udezue, with the stage name ZUBY, and he wrote: ‘Headbutting a keyboard is now a sexuality’.
And another Twitter user wrote: ‘Why not just take away the 2SLGBTQQIA+ prefix and use the widely accepted word ‘people’ instead?