A Quebec politician landed in hot water online Wednesday for retweeting a Photoshopped picture of the Dufour-Lapointe sisters in which their Canada mittens were replaced by blue and white mittens emblazoned with Quebec's Fleur-de-lis.
Pierre Duchesne, the Parti Québécois minister responsible for higher education, research, science and technology, retweeted the photo last night, adding "Superbe!! :)" to his tweet.
Superbe!! :) pic.twitter.com/iGEgXUJ4Sw— Pierre Duchesne (@duchp) February 12, 2014
Chloé and Justine Dufour-Lapointe, who are from Montreal, won gold and silver medals in the same moguls competition at the Sochi Olympics.
They donned their Canada mittens as part of a joint campaign by the Canadian Olympic Committee and the Hudson's Bay Company.
This is the fifth year in which the Bay has sold "Red Mittens." The company donates a third of the proceeds – $3.33 for each each pair sold – to the Canadian Olympic Foundation to help send athletes to the Games.
After taking heat for posting the doctored photo of the sisters, Duchesne later tweeted that even he could be a victim of falling for Photoshop.
.@ygreck Les périls du "photoshop"... J'en suis moi-même victime. :)— Pierre Duchesne (@duchp) February 12, 2014
Here's the original photo of the Dufour-Lapointe sisters: