IT WAS MORE RIDICULOUS THAN FUNNY. In fact, it was not funny at all. It so happened that last week, our prime minister stopped by a locally owned doughnut shop in Winnipeg and bought a few dozen for a meeting he was holding in town. He posted a photo on Twitter — and then the hell broke loose.
He was roasted like nothing else. Why aren’t the Tim Hortons doughnuts good enough? He is obviously a middle-class elitist for buying such expensive doughnuts. He is selfish and conceited and so on. It kept on rolling like a bad cold that just doesn’t want to let go. Yep, it became #doughnutgate. The toxic virtual plume was shocking.
The owners of the doughnut shop affirmed their position on social media, defending the prime minister’s choice of treats.