Comedian photobombs prime mininster


ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – The prime minister’s visit to Atlantic Canada has already included one shirtless selfie — but this time, Justin Trudeau is the photobombee rather than photobomber.

Comedian and Newfoundland native Mark Critch pounced on the opportunity to turn the tables on Trudeau during a walkabout on Signal Hill on Monday.

Critch tweeted a photo of Trudeau grinning at the camera with Critch bare-chested in the background.

“Sorry to accidentally photobomb your @CityofStJohns pic @JustinTrudeau,” wrote Critch in the tweet, which had been retweeted 1,000 times by early Monday afternoon.

A clearly amused Seamus O’Regan, the MP for St. John’s South-Mount Pearl, flanks the prime minister with one hand over his mouth, presumably stifling giggles.

Trudeau made international headlines recently with two shirtless photos, the latest while taking a break from surfing and simultaneously photobombing a couple getting married on a Tofino, B.C., beach.

Last month, the BBC and Time magazine reported on a Canadian family that encountered a bare-chested Trudeau while hiking in Quebec’s Gatineau Park and took a selfie with the prime minister.

Reporting on the same Quebec encounter, American online news provider Mic called shirtless Trudeau “one of Canada’s most prized national treasures.”