Justin Trudeau vs. Matthew Perry: The Grudge Match


I have two friends who are currently debating the extent of their crush on Justin Trudeau. Because of this, I generally wake up to two or three throwback pics of Trudeau the Younger in my inbox to sway me. My heart is spoken for but the side-effect has been that now, whenever I see news on Trudeau, I have a Pavlovian reaction to read it. This weekend I was thrilled when Trudeau news crossed with Matthew Perry news because I adore Matthew Perry. Perry was on Jimmy Kimmel a few weeks ago plugging his role as Ted Kennedy in the upcoming The Kennedys: After Camelot (and probably trying to save his struggling The Odd Couple series). Paul Schaffer was sitting in with the band that night and things quickly turned to talk of Canada. Kimmel mentioned that Perry had gone to school with Trudeau, which Perry confirmed and then he confessed to beating up the Prime Minister of Canada. For shame, Matthew! For shame.

Since I don’t see Perry being a lifetime brawler, I think the fact his buddy had to remind him of this “beating up” tells us all we need to know about the intensity of the “fight.” Let’s see, fifth grade in the 70s… in Canada? I am guessing possibly an open hand to the shoulder and some nonsensical name calling? Maybe kicking, I’d put money on a shin having been kicked. That is to say, Perry is embellishing his physical prowess for the sake of a good chat-sofa story. However, I think the statute of limitations on a fifth grade slapfest means Perry and his pal won’t need the witness protection program for his youthful thuggery. But there is no statute on a grudge, Mr. Perry. Trudeau threw down on Twitter:

Game.On. Not only did Trudeau come for Perry, he came for Chandler. You’d better stretch, Perry – this kerfuffle just got real. Actually, Perry realized the playground had changed and he’d need more than his buddy and rapier wit to take on Trudeau:

Why do I feel like fruit baskets will be sent by both parties? Well, I suppose I should put my popcorn away because this sounds relatively settled. *sigh* I guess I’ll just have to wait for Ryan Murphy’s version of this in Season 23 of Feuds.




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  1. LadyMTL says:

    Let’s not forget, PM Trudeau was also a boxer, so I wouldn’t want to accept a rematch either. 😛

    • Maya says:

      I would love for Justin to take on Putin in a fist fight and win😍

      • KiddVicious says:

        Putin is 8th degree black belt, he outranks Chuck Norris. As much as I would love for Trudeau to take him in a boxing match, I don’t think it’s possible.

      • LAK says:

        KiddVicious: is he really or is he that level in the same way Prince William is a pilot?😉

      • KiddVicious says:

        LAK – No idea! Good point. It could all be Russian PR. He’s such a little man, and seems like he’d be a pretty big douche, maybe he made up his level to stop his comrades from picking on him. lol

      • Enny says:

        Putin was high-ranking KGB. Willing to bet there’s been no exaggeration.

      • GreenTurtle says:

        No, KiddVicious is right, unfortunately. Putin’s been doing judo since he was 11.

    • Anna says:


  2. Lolo86lf says:

    I love both Perry and Trudeau. Speaking of feuds: Is Ryan Murphy allowed to do a show of a feud when the main characters of it are still alive? For instance, Bette Davis and Joan Crawford are dead so whatever portrayal of their feud was done does not really matter because they can’t verify it one way or another. Could the celebrities sue Ryan Murphy if the choose to for being portrayed on a TV show without their authorization?

  3. Erinn says:

    Love them both.

  4. damejudi says:

    I know he’s older, grayer (aren’t we all!), but my heart still belongs to Chanandler Bong.

    Ms. Chanandler Bong.

  5. Maya says:

    Justin’s face & body combined with Chandler’s sarcastic humour is the ultimate crush/man😍

  6. Cora says:

    Fun Fact: Matthew Perry’s mother, Suzanne, was Pierre Trudeau’s press secretary!

    • PIa says:

      See, that is what makes this all a bit weird. I mean, did Matthew not like his mother working with Pierre? Did Matthew have forced play-dates with Justin.

      I think there is another story here, possibly? This is not a random schoolyard grudge.

  7. vauvert says:

    You guys all know that Justin posted this on April 1st? And because a LOT of people did not get it, his staff/office posted at the end of day that it was a poisson d’Avril (April Fools’ Day joke).

    Because he actually has a sense of humour:-) unlike some world leaders we could name…

  8. justcrimmles says:

    If only they could go back in time and punch Ross…

  9. Bettyrose says:

    Justin Trudeau is like the sun, too hot to look directly at. Good luck with that Matthew Perry.

  10. Spike says:

    Superb burn Justin!

  11. Nibbi says:

    omg, that last picture. one dude’s butt has deeeefinitely aged better than the other dude’s butt. kinda seems unkind even to post it.

    i dig that trudeau stepped up. no lol’s, no happy faces, no messin’ around. that’s how a friendly twitter war should happen.