In a press conference this week, Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau announced he had “had it up to here with people calling me Justin.” The official honorific for a sitting Prime Minister is “Right Honourable Justin Trudeau” but everyone from media to distinguished guests have continued to beckon him with calls of “Yo, Justin!”
“I’m sick and tired of it,” said Justin. “If you didn’t refer to Mr. Harper as ‘Stephen’ or Mr. Chretien as ‘Jean’, then you shouldn’t be calling me ‘Justin’. I mean, come on, people, I’m a fully grown man and the Prime Minister of Canada.”
Some have taken to calling him Justin rather than Mr. Trudeau to distinguish him from his father who was also Prime Minister of Canada, while his haters do it to associate him with Justin Bieber and/or Justin Timberlake.
“What can I say? It’s not a very Prime Ministerial sounding first name, but there’s nothing I can do about that now, is there?” said Justin. “I guess it’s not all bad. I’d rather have people call me Justin than my college nickname ‘The Biebs.'”
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