A man has spoken out about his outrage after he was horrified to find that the Daily Mail had labelled a picture of his Drag Queen persona as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
The article on the newspaper’s website, named “he banned the word mankind and cried when he met his wife… is Canada’s Justin Trudeau the most PC politician?” featured a picture of writer Brian Gresko in drag in his college heyday – but labelled it as the political leader.
The New York-based writer pointed out to the publication on Twitter that the image in question is in fact him.
“Hey @DailyMailUK I’m flattered you think I look like @JustinTrudeau but that photo you claim is PM Trudeau in drag is actually me, circa 1998, Oberlin College Drag Ball,” said Brian Gresko.
“That photo needs to come down ASAP!! And an apology would be great too,” he added.
Although the writer received 1.4k retweets, the photo was still featured in the article two hours later, leading Gresko to contact the author.
“This is me at Oberlin College’s Drag Ball in the 90s,” Gresko told the author.
“The photo was published on @GoodMenProject in a piece I wrote about dressing in women’s clothing in college. Why did you lie? Take this down immediately!” he tweeted.
“Trudeau (pictured) may have acquired his hippy ethos and taste for flowing robes and floral necklaces from his mother, Margaret,” reads the caption to the image.
Although the article is still online, the photo has since been removed.