What was Clark Kent doing in the Canadian House of Commons this Halloween?

Is it Clark Kent or the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau?

world Updated: Nov 01, 2017 15:54 IST
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Is it Clark Kent or the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau?(CBS News/Twitter)

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is at it again: taking the Internet by storm.

For Halloween this year, Trudeau surprised parliamentarians and waiting journalists with his Clark Kent aka Superman avatar. He sported slicked-down hair and a sharp blue suit with bright red tie, coupled with wide-rimmed spectacles, as he headed for the Question Period, which occurs each sitting day in the House of Commons of Canada.

As the 45-year-old got to the bottom of the stairs, he ripped open his shirt to expose the Superman costume beneath, a video from CBC News shows. He said in both English and French: ‘You know, gotta do it.’

Trudeau is known for dressing up for Halloween with DC Comics inspired costumes. For his first year in office, he dressed as Han Solo, the iconic ‘Star Wars’ character portrayed by Harrison Ford. Last year, he dressed as a pilot from ‘Le Petit Prince,’ a French children’s book.

Trudeau also posted a photo on his Twitter account, which showed him posing with children in costumes and wished every one a “super Halloween”.

Trudeau’s pick for this year’s Halloween costume has been seen as symbolic. Superman’s alterego Clark Kent is a journalist, and Trudeau’s costume choice comes at a time when politicians across the globe, from US President Donald Trump to Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, have accused the media of spreading “fake news” and maligning them.

First Published: Nov 01, 2017 15:11 IST