Justin Trudeau Breaks the Internet by Celebrating Gay Pride and Ramadan at the Same Time

Trudeau sported a painted rainbow maple leaf on his cheek in honor of the LGBTQ community, but it was his socks that have since become an internet sensation

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau waves to the crowd as he, his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau and their children Xavier and Ella-Grace march in the Pride Parade in Toronto, June 25, 2017
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made headlines around the world and became a viral sensation with his appearance at Toronto's Gay Pride parade over the weekend.

Last year, Trudeau, who marched with his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, became the first sitting prime minister to participate in a Pride parade, the CBC reported.

Participating in Canada's largest Pride march on Sunday, he sported a painted rainbow maple leaf on his cheek in honor of the LGBTQ community, but it was his socks that stole the show. Trudeau, who has recently made political statements with his socks, including wearing NATO themed socks at a NATO summit in May, wore socks with the words 'Eid Mubarak' stitched into them to the Toronto Pride parade. 

The greeting is in honor of the festival Id al-Fitr, the meal Muslims have to break the fasting they do in observance of Ramadan.