The two Russian comedians, Vladimir Kuznetsov and Alexey Stolyarov, made Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau believe he was on the phone with Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg. It was only after ten minutes that he became aware that he was dealing with pranksters.
Kuznetsov and Stolyarov, who call themselves Vovan and Lexus, enlisted the help of a young girl posing as Thunberg for the phone joke. The “climate activist” told Trudeau in a January telephone conversation shortly after the downing of a Ukrainian passenger plane by Iran that she was concerned about the “growing international crisis and the anticipation of a world war”. “It’s already causing disaster, it’s really scary,” she said. Something the Canadian Prime Minister confirmed.
“You are adults who act like children,” she continued. “We can create a world in which there is room for everyone. For white and black. Christians and Muslims. Trump and Putin. For you and me. For Boris Johnson. For Corbyn. For Terrance and Phillip, who are also known in your country. ” The latter two are Canadian characters from the popular cartoon series South Park. Still, Trudeau didn’t seem to smell danger at the time. He continued the conversation, talking about Thunberg’s visit to Montreal in 2019, which he said helped shape the outcome of his country’s federal election on climate change.
The comedians then advised Trudeau to leave NATO. Drop the weapons. Pick flowers, smile at nature, ”they told the false Greta. “I also dream of a world where soldiers are not needed,” the prime minister responded diplomatically. “Unfortunately, we don’t live in that world yet.”
It wasn’t until “Greta” insisted on meeting Terrance and Phillip that something dawned on Trudeau. Wait, aren’t they in South Park? I don’t know them personally, but I believe they are parodies of Canadians, ”he said before finishing the conversation politely.
It is not the first time that Vovan and Lexus play a phone joke. Earlier, he had singer Elton John believe that Russian President Vladimir Putin wanted to talk to him about gay rights.
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