Conservative leadership hopeful Kellie Leitch has released a new video about her immigration policy. But Canadians on social media seem less interested in her message and more interested in her, uh, delivery.
"Everywhere I go, I hear the same message," Leitch says in the video, posted on Saturday. "Canadians are proud of their country. And they are proud of their unified Canadian identity."
Nothing unusual about that.
But the eight-minute speech is littered with dramatic pauses and unconventional editing. And Twitter is having a riot.
I cannot stress enough how fucking weird this is. Here's a totally random excerpt from this 8 minute masterpiece. pic.twitter.com/rUyUizchAJ
— ishmael n. daro (@iD4RO) February 27, 2017
btw does Kellie Leitch always deliver speeches like she's receiving the transmissions in batches from a glitchy orbiting satellite?
— Chris Turner (@theturner) February 27, 2017
Poor Kellie Leitch. She has to order her steak well done with ketchup now. But, when you're a method actor you have to commit all the way.
— Rob Silver (@RobSilver) February 26, 2017
Leitch has drawn criticism — and comparisons to U.S. President Donald Trump — for suggesting that immigrants be screened for what she calls "anti-Canadian values."
“Screen white supremacists? Hello. They don’t come from outside,” fellow leadership contender Deepak Obhrai previously told The Huffington Post Canada. “What is she talking about? It’s a total red herring.”
But back to Leitch's video:
what is going on here? who edited this? did they graduate from the YouTube tutorial school of Premiere Pro? halp. https://t.co/vqXCfnh38d
— S. (@plumandmustard) February 27, 2017
Latest Kellie Leitch video really makes me want to see Melissa McCarthy playing Sean Spicer playing Kellie Leitch. #cdnpoli
— Dr. Lucia Lorenzi (@empathywarrior) February 28, 2017
Remember how that weird video of Tom Cruise ruined his career?
Please let this be her Scientology implosion moment. https://t.co/M0NbxfB7HB
— Julie S. Lalonde (@JulieSLalonde) February 27, 2017