Who dares to lay a hand on the world’s hottest Prime Minister???
Matthew Perry, apparently, who admitted during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live Wednesday that he once beat up Justin Trudeau when they were both kids.
Wow, Matthew. Just wow. And here we thought all Canadians were excessively nice!
The former Friends star related how he and the future PM went to the same school in Canada, and how he and a friend ganged up on the youngster when they were around 10 years old or so.
“I have a story about him that I’m not proud of. [A friend] reminded me that we actually beat up Justin Trudeau. We both beat him up. I think he was excelling at a sport that we weren’t. So it was pure jealousy. And we, uh, you know, we beat him up. His dad was prime minister [at the time]. I don’t think that’s the reason we beat him up. I think he was the only kid in school that we could beat up.”
The actor was quick to apologize however, saying:
“But I’m not bragging about this. It’s terrible. I was a stupid kid. I didn’t want to beat him up. In fact, I think at one point I tried to turn it into a love play. I think [the experience] was rather instrumental in [Trudeau] going to such great heights and becoming the prime minister. I think he said, ‘I’m gonna rise above this and I’m gonna become prime minister.'”
Ha! Sure, take credit for Justin’s incredible success, why don’t you?!
“I feel ashamed. I don’t wanna think about it.”
Watch the clip (below)!
[Image via ABC]