As previously reported, Brooke Lynn Hytes will compete in the upcoming 11th season of the hit show, and @Canada tweeted out its congratulations a few days ago.
#Shoutout to Toronto-born Brooke Lynn Hytes, who will be the first 🇨🇦 to compete on the Emmy Award-winning show, RuPaul's Drag Race! Canada is behind you as strut your way towards becoming one fierce superstar! 📷rupaulsdragrace/IG pic.twitter.com/9gqVUzxjdR— Canada (@Canada) February 9, 2019
Bernier, however, took offence at the tweet — and the entire concept of drag itself.
He equated the act of men dressing up as women for artistic and entertainment purposes to "cultural appropriation, racism and toxic masculinity," and claimed that the government's definition of diversity was just "leftist logic."
Government-sponsored leftist logic:— Maxime Bernier (@MaximeBernier) February 12, 2019
❌ Wearing clothes from another ethnic group
❌ White with dreadlocks
❌ Men building pipelines
= cultural appropriation, racism, toxic masculinity
✅ Men wearing female dress and makeup
= diversity 🌈 https://t.co/xINlGwZnQe
Thankfully, Twitter jumped at the chance to spam Bernier with hilarious Drag Race GIFs. See some of the best responses below — including an eye-rolling emoji from Hytes herself.
Oh girl...🙄— Brooke Lynn Hytes (@Bhytes1) February 12, 2019