You’ve likely seen Justin Trudeau’s face in the news a lot.
The 23rd Canadian Prime Minister has been featured in numerous articles about tariffs and the G7 conference.
If you’ve seen his face, then you’ve probably also seen his eyebrows. Who could miss them?
Some pictures make it appear that Justin Trudeau’s eyebrow appears to be falling off. More pictures began to surface, and the Internet jumped on “eyebrowgate”.
Twitter exploded with memes about fake eyebrows and Justin Trudeau’s face was right in the middle of it.
Political scandals are common in this day and age – but the Canadian Prime Minister’s fake eyebrows may be the best yet.
All of this is very embarrassing for Canada. Everyone wants their country to be represented by the best (looking) people. Justin Trudeau is a dignified, well-groomed man, with a nice head of hair and kind eyes. But, in a day and age when people put intense work into eyebrow maintenance, it seems strange to see escaped caterpillars for eyebrows, especially on a political figurehead.
Mercifully, not everyone on Twitter mocked poor Trudeau. A Canadian journalist named Sean Craig jumped to the Prime Minister’s defense with a detailed eyebrow analysis.
The reporter pointed out the eyebrow’s anatomy, declaring that it “grows thicker on the bottom” than the upper part of the eyebrow.
This lopsided growth creates the illusion that the eyebrow is falling off, especially from far away. It’s not a fake eyebrow – it’s just a strange one.
While a fake eyebrow scandal would rule, the photographic record shows Justin Trudeau's left eyebrow grows thicker on the bottom along the supraorbital ridge. A streak of thinner hair parts upward closer to the glabella. This is why it can look like a fake eyebrow is falling off. pic.twitter.com/yL7QbAk2mN
— Sean Craig (@sdbcraig) June 10, 2018
It might be nice if Trudeau considered plucking before representing Canada on the world stage, and especially before the most powerful man in the world, Donald Trump.
Meagan Kozlovs is a reporter for Debate Report. She’s worked and interned at Global News Toronto and CHECX. Megan is based in Toronto and covers issues affecting her city. In addition to her severe milk shake addiction, she’s a Netflix enthusiast, a red wine drinker, and a voracious reader.