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Actor and comedian Rob Schneider said he canceled a trip to Canada after the Canadian government honored one of "Adolf Hitler's Nazi SS soldiers," giving the military veteran a standing ovation in one of the biggest gaffes in the government's history.
After Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy delivered an address to the Canadian Parliament, Liberal House Speaker Anthony Rota praised a 98-year-old who had served with the Nazi Waffen-SS in World War II. All the major political parties' representatives erupted in applause, displaying a true lapse in historical knowledge across party lines.
"I just canceled my trip to Canada. I just can’t… It’s beyond the pale. Trudeau’s tyranny against peaceful trucker protesters seems insignificant to this despicable and outrageous act of honoring of one of ADOLF HITLER’S NAZI SS Soldiers by the Canadian Parliament. No words," Schneider wrote on his X account.
I just canceled my trip to Canada.\nI just can\u2019t\u2026\nIt\u2019s beyond the pale.\nTrudeau\u2019s tyranny against peaceful trucker protesters seems insignificant to this despicable and outrageous act of honoring of one of ADOLF HITLER\u2019S NAZI SS Soldiers by the Canadian Parliament.\nNo words\u2026— Rob Schneider (@Rob Schneider) 1695616995
The former "Saturday Night Live" actor had strong words following the initial revelation:
"Don’t you stupid f#cking Canadians know THIS ASSH@LE fought for the NAZIS?! Not what we call Nazis today. Like, the REAL Nazis! This guy fought for Hitler! Not like what we call people Hitler today. THEE Hitler! Like in actual Adolf Hitler," Schneider exclaimed, with a less-than-flattering hashtag to finish his statement.
Don\u2019t you stupid f#cking Canadians know THIS ASSH@LE fought for the NAZIS?! Not what we call Nazis today. Like, the REAL Nazis! This guy fought for Hitler! Not like what we call people Hitler today. THEE Hitler! Like in actual Adolf Hitler.\n#DumbTwats— Rob Schneider (@Rob Schneider) 1695557416
Canada's speaker of the House later apologized and attempted to place blame squarely on his own shoulders with his statement.
"I just want to make it clear that it was my decision, and my decision alone," Rota said. "This was a constituent who wanted to be here, and I recognized him. It was my decision."
"I'm deeply sorry that I’ve offended many with my gesture and remarks," he continued. "We've subsequently become aware of more information which causes me to regret my decision to recognize this individual. I wish to apologize to the House, and I'm deeply sorry that I have offended many with my gestures and remarks."
\u2018I\u2019m deeply sorry that I\u2019ve offended many with my gesture and remarks\u2019: Canada\u2019s House speaker apologizes for praising an individual who served in a Nazi unit during World War Two https://t.co/9erpd0DbrZ— Reuters (@Reuters) 1695706800
At 59 years old, Schneider's forays into the political realm have become more frequent. In April 2023 the comedian made firm comments about men competing against women in sports, for example.
"This s*** has to stop… If the parents, coaches and ‘women’ athletes ALL REFUSE TO PLAY against these MEN… It ALL STOPS!" Schneider told his followers.
The actor's statements were attached to a clip of a young girl who had a volleyball spiked in her face by a male player who identifies as a girl, causing significant injuries. The high school student suffered a concussion, impaired vision, and partial paralysis, according to a report by the Daily Wire.
This shit has to stop\u2026\nIf the parents, coaches and \u2018women\u2019 athletes ALL REFUSE TO PLAY against these MEN\u2026\nIt ALL STOPS! \ud83d\uded1 \u270b— Rob Schneider (@Rob Schneider) 1682014283
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