Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau faced widespread mockery on Twitter after he reached out to Taylor Swift, using lyrics from her songs, and asked her to perform in Canada.

In response to Swift’s announcement of 14 new international show dates for her current tour, which excluded Canada, Trudeau tweeted at her, saying, “It’s me, hi. I know places in Canada would love to have you. So, don’t make it another cruel summer. We hope to see you soon.”

The tweet generated criticism from many social media users, who mocked Trudeau and questioned his priorities as wildfires continue to devastate parts of Canada. Filmmaker Lauren Southern tweeted, “Direct update on the state of Canada’s economy.”

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(L) Justin Trudeau (R) Taylor Swift
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“I had to double check this to make sure it wasn’t a parody account,” writer Jason James tweeted. “Yes, it’s real. This is our Prime Minister fan girling over Taylor Swift. Apparently somebody on his social media team thought this would be a good idea. Canada’s global reputation just hit a new low.”