An odd conspiracy theory currently making its way around the internet suggests that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is the illegitimate son of Fidel Castro. The theory cites the resemblance between the two, Trudeau's height, his mother Margaret's reputation for infidelity, and the Trudeau family's chumminess with Castro during the 1970s as "proof" that Castro is his biological father.
Today's episode of "2016 Literally Can't Be Any Weirder," theory that Justin Trudeau is not the son of Trudeau Sr, but the late Fidel Castro pic.twitter.com/HyGYzM5BWE— RIP COMANDANTE (@mzg_99) November 28, 2016
apparently the hot new conspiracy is Justin Trudeau is actually Castro's son pic.twitter.com/GOQmWzGcVt— Mike Tunison (@xmasape) November 28, 2016
Come on, people. This is absurd.
For starters, that is not Justin Trudeau being held by Castro--it's his younger brother, Michel.
And while there is a bit of an odd resemblance between Justin Trudeau and Castro in certain pictures, there are plenty of others where Justin looks similar to his father, former PM Pierre Trudeau. Justin has many of his father's facial features, namely, his nose and eyes. Justin and his late brother Michel were also very similar looking--and it's pretty darn unlikely that Castro could have fathered both of them. Occam's razor suggests that they had the same parents. This isn't challenging.
While Justin Trudeau's statement on Castro's death was laughably sympathetic, it's pretty on-trend with Trudeau's history of being extremely liberal on various issues--not because Castro was secretly his father.