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    People Are Roasting This MP After She Forgot To Fill In Her [Riding Name] In A Facebook Post

    Julie Dzerowicz was marking the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia,

    A Liberal MP who posted about how proud she was to be part of her community forgot to fill in the name of her constituency, leaving "[riding name]" in the message instead.


    Julie Dzerowicz, MP for the Davenport riding in Toronto, was sharing a message commemorating the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia.

    Numerous Liberal MPs shared identical messages on Facebook, each one celebrating the incredible spirit of diversity and inclusion in the riding.


    You can just feel the sincerity.

    Dzerowicz, however, forgot to fill out the template and published with [riding name] still visible. And people definitely noticed.

    It's important to be a good ally in [riding name] this #IDAHOT. #cdnpoli

    It was an incredible self-own.

    So glad Julie is my MP in [riding name]!

    The Facebook comments soon filled with hilarious responses. "Thank you Liberal Party for standing up for people affected by [issue]," one person wrote.


    Others expressed anger over the standardized messaging, and called out the Liberal party over policies affecting the LGBTQ community.


    "IF YOU LIBERALS WERE SINCERE, YOU'D KILL THE GAY BLOOD BAN," wrote one commenter, referring to the Liberals' broken promise to end the ban on blood donations from gay men.

    Dzerowicz filled in the riding name a day later and apologized for the error. "Failing to mention our riding name was a dishonour to the LGBTQ2 community in Davenport," she wrote.


    She did not, however, address the fact that her message was based on a template.

    At least one other Liberal MP, Kyle Peterson, also failed to fill in the riding name, although his mistake seems to have gone largely unnoticed.

    [h/t 12:36]

    Ishmael N. Daro is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Toronto. PGP fingerprint: 5A1D 9099 3497 DA4B

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