Politician ripped for ‘humiliating’ wife with snow shovel post
A social media post in praise of his wife backfired spectacularly for one Canadian politician
Jon Reyes, a Canadian politician who serves as Manitoba’s minister of economic development, received heavy backlash after he publicly celebrated his wife for shoveling snow following a 12-hour hospital work shift.
“Even after a 12 hour night shift at the hospital last night, my wife still has the energy to shovel the driveway,” Reyes tweeted, along with a photo of his wife shoveling snow outside their home. “God bless her and all our frontliners. Time to make her some breakfast.”
Even after a 12 hour night shift at the hospital last night, my wife still has the energy to shovel the driveway. God bless her and all our frontliners. Time to make her some breakfast. 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/91vahySLqO
— Jon Reyes (@jonreyes204) January 8, 2022
Though Reyes seemingly intended the post to be a heart-warming tribute to his hard-working wife, many social media users criticized the politician for taking the photo instead of going outside to help her.
“I should take a picture” pic.twitter.com/ZS3xUvtrSI
— Sous (@davesousa) January 9, 2022
Hey, you wanna take the opportunity to explain why you were unable to do it?
— Branelope Britstop 🏎️ 😾 (@ItsTheBrandi) January 9, 2022
sending this to my wife to remind her she couldve married someone even worse https://t.co/WaJBXpZMCd
— alan mustache (@braidednosehair) January 8, 2022
“Dude. Your wife is working 12 hour hospital shifts during a pandemic. She should be coming home to a shoveled driveway,” one angry comment read.
Though Reyes’ other posts on Twitter also became inundated with criticism and jokes mocking the snow shovel post, the minister has not yet responded to the incident.