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Daily Mail article confused quite a few people last week by including what it claimed was an old picture of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau dressed in drag. As it turns out, the man in the photo wasn’t Trudeau at all, but was actually New York-based writer Brian Gresko. He took to Twitter to set the record straight after noticing the error.

Gresko tweeted that the photo is from a college drag ball and he used it himself in an article he wrote about dressing in women’s clothing in college. He also inquired of the author, Tom Leonard, “Why did you lie?” and requested that the image be taken down immediately. The website removed the photo, but left the article up and provided no explanation for why the picture appeared there in the first place.

Before its removal, the caption under the photo read, “Trudeau (pictured) may have acquired his hippy ethos and taste for flowing robes and floral necklaces from his mother, Margaret.” The “flowing robes” comment refers to the Trudeaus’ recent scandal-plagued India trip during which the family was criticized for dressing in traditional Indian clothing for the majority of the week.

The article — entitled “He banned the word mankind and cried when he met his wife . . . Is Canada’s PM Justin Trudeau the world’s most PC politician?” — is a call-out piece slamming Trudeau’s quirky shows of personality and for being overly “politically correct” while lacking substance. Leonard goes after the PM’s socks, tattoo, yoga prowess, boxing and even his relationship with Sophie Gregoire Trudeau. He also gets in a jab at Trudeau’s tearful reaction to Gord Downie’s death last year.

Whatever you think of Trudeau and his politics, the lesson to be learned here is: always check your facts.