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Canada’s Justin Trudeau Sparks Star Wars/Star Trek Spat With Chewbacca Socks

Star Wars actor Mark Hamill applauded the appearance of his Wookie comrade on Trudeau's socks, tweeting on Thursday it was "another reason" he loves the prime minister.

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Updated:September 22, 2017, 10:05 PM IST
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Canada’s Justin Trudeau Sparks Star Wars/Star Trek Spat With Chewbacca Socks
Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, wears Chewbacca socks while participating in a panel discussion at a Bloomberg Global Business Forum panel event in New York. (Photo: Reuters)
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Ottawa: Justin Trudeau's choice in socks sparked a light-hearted Twitter competition between the stars of Star Wars and Star Trek after the Canadian Prime Minister sported Chewbacca hosiery during high-profile appearances in New York City this week.

Star Wars actor Mark Hamill applauded the appearance of his Wookie comrade on Trudeau's socks, tweeting on Thursday it was "another reason" he loves the prime minister.

But Canadian actor William Shatner, who starred in the rival Star Trek franchise, suggested his feelings were hurt by the sock choice, tweeting a tearful emoji and message: "@JustinTrudeau I thought we were friends? Chewbacca socks?"







Trudeau is a well-known fan of Star Wars, having dressed as Han Solo - with his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau as Princess Leia - in 2015 to trick-or-treat on Halloween with his children.

Hamill joked that Trudeau also wears Star Wars-themed underclothes, tweeting that "Plus-I have it on good authority exactly what he was wearing UNDER his suit" along with a photo of Luke Skywalker underwear.




The Prime Minister's office declined to comment on whether Trudeau's sock choice was causing friction between Star Wars and Star Trek fans, or on what sort of underclothes he wears.

Trudeau's penchant for wearing novelty socks to fit many occasions, including socks celebrating gay pride, NATO, and the Eid Islamic festival, has garnered both attention and disdain. A New York Times story in June speculated the "sock diplomacy" symbolized Trudeau's refusal to be bound by antiquated mores.
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| Edited by: Aakarshuk Sarna
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